Review: A Place for Us Part 2

Posted 19th September 2015 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: A Place for Us Part 2A Place for Us Part 2 by Harriet Evans
Also by this author: A Place for Us Part 1, A Place For Us Part 3, A Place for Us Part 4
Series: A Place for Us #2
Also in this series: A Place for Us Part 1, A Place for Us Part 4
Published by Headline Review on 28th August 2014
Genres: Chicklit, Fiction, Women's Literary Fiction
Pages: 108
Format: eARC
Source: from Netgalley

The second of four exclusive part-serialisations of a A Place for Us by Harriet Evans will reunite you with the Winter family ...

The day Martha Winter decided to tear apart her family began like any other day.

So opens A Place for Us by Sunday Times bestselling author Harriet Evans, a book you'll dive into, featuring a family you'll fall in love with ... and never want to leave. If you devour Rosamund Pilcher and Maeve Binchy and have discovered Jojo Moyes, you'll be thrilled to add Harriet Evans to your collection of favourite authors.

The house has soft, purple wisteria twining around the door. You step inside.

The hall is cool after the hot summer's day. The welcome is kind, and always warm.

Yet something makes you suspect life here can't be as perfect as it seems.
After all, the brightest smile can hide the darkest secret.

But wouldn't you pay any price to have a glorious place like this?

Welcome to Winterfold.
Martha Winter's family is finally coming home.

One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

After finishing Part 1 I had to read the next part.

Part 2 is about the Party. The build up to it, the preparations with some flashbacks woven in.

Part 2 was just as gripping as part 1. While some secrets were revealed in part 1 there are still so many that are yet to be revealed.

The format was the same as Part 1 with each chapter focusing on one character. In this part we got to know the characters better. The flashback chapters provided some interesting background.

I’m keeping this review fairly short because I don’t want to give anything away.

This book was gripping and addictive. I read it in almost one sitting and instantly started the next part. Harriet is an excellent writer and I look forward to reading more of her books in the future.

About Harriet Evans

Hi there, greetings and thanks for stopping to read this. I have written eight novels (WHAT? how did that happen. That’s completely bonkers.) Yes, eight. Anyway while I get over that, what else do you need to know? I live in London, near the canal. I like: the Golden Girls, karaoke, the clothes shop Anthropologie, books books and more books, and my daughter Cora and my boyfriend Chris. Not in that order. I used to work in publishing and look at authors and think well, I can do that! So I thought I’d fulfill my life-long ambition and try writing a book because how hard can it be? Now I know the answer which is: er, kind of pretty hard. But it’s the best job in the world (apart from acting in musicals which one day I also hope to do *stop kidding yourself & get back to work*) and I know that too.

My latest novel is A PLACE FOR US, which is out at the moment in an absolutely beautiful paperback (which I like to stroke in my spare time) and e-book. It opens with the matriarch of the Winter family, Martha, sitting down at the breakfast table one morning to write out the invitations that will call the family back from around the world home to their beautiful house Winterfold for a reunion where she will reveal a long-held secret… I have been completely thrilled and chuffed that people have enjoyed it, thank you to everyone who has taken the time to say nice things about it. If you read it, I really hope you like it too.


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