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Summary

Welcome to Swell Valley - where the scandal is in a class of its own.... The second book in the Swell Valley series by best-selling author Tilly Bagshawe.

Nestled in a glorious patchwork of fields, surrounded by chocolate box villages, Wraggbottom farm means everything to Gabe and Laura Baxter. But love and tradition doesn't pay the bills. Luckily, Laura has an idea that will share the secret of her happy (if sometimes muddy) country life: producing a reality show that will save the farm!

Until the interfering new vicar, 'Call-me-Bill', takes it upon himself to lead a protest against the show. Suddenly the village is divided; even Gabe is torn between his new found fame and his old, happy life.

With so much at stake for her village and her marriage, will Laura be able to weather the storm or will her big idea turn out to be her biggest mistake?

©2015 Tilly Bagshawe (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Critic reviews

"Full of scandal, sex and secrets, all of which combine to keep you hooked till the very end." ( Closer)
"A cross between Jilly Cooper and Jackie Collins." ( Daily Mail)
"You're always guaranteed a corking characters and a fast-paced read with a Bagshawe story, and this doesn't disappoint." ( Heat)
"The queen of chick-lit." ( Woman's Own)
"A cut above the rest... Pure, unadulterated escapism." ( Fabulous)
"The natural heir to Jilly Cooper." ( Candis)

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not her best

didn't get into the story. too many references to excisting music and tv programmes and artist which will date the story. not a classic . boring

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  • teresa
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  • 05-08-15

Gentle

This is a story that catches the imagination in a gentle but absorbing way, the story takes you up hills and down the dales of a wonderful but very English village.
So easy to listen too,

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Jilly Cooper-esque

A small town divides itself over the filming of a reality show. There are a whole load of characters, each given generous storylines. You'll enjoy it.