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Everybody’s talking - but what’s really going on? Rumour has it that Stella Hutton landed her new job thanks to family connections. She’s guarded about her past and private about her new life.

Over in Long Dansbury, there’s always a rumour circulating about Xander – but the eligible bachelor shrugs off village gossip.

Then a rumour starts that Longbridge Hall is up for sale. Home to the eccentric Fortescues, it has dominated Long Dansbury lives for centuries. Stella is summoned to sell the estate. But Xander grew up there. His secrets and memories are not for sale. He’ll do anything to stand in Stella’s way. Anything but fall in love.

©2012 Freya North (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"This will make you smile, sigh and cheer as this story proves love can be found in the most unexpected places." ( Sunday Express)
"An addictive read that encompasses the stuff life is made of: love, sex, fidelity and, above all, friendship." ( Glamour)
"An original, direct, funny voice." ( Independent on Sunday)
"A delightful novel about the trials and tribulations of an irrepressible heroine…Funny, heartwarming and full of charm." ( Hello)
"The novel is peopled by rich and rare characters…a delicious creation, sparkling in every sense." ( Daily Express)

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