When Harriet's husband quits his job she doesn't think life could get any worse... until an old enemy reappears!
Harriet's old nemesis, Amanda, is back. And she's here to stay. As the wife of her husband's boss, Amanda will be accompanying Nick on his business trips. And Harriet can't help but think, how will Nick not succumb to her ruthless charms once he's in glamorous Milan?
Knowing Nick is at risk of being seduced is bad enough, but when Harriet's best friend Grace falls madly in love with Sebastian, Amanda's much younger son, it can only mean trouble ahead.
Determined to fight for her man, Harriet's seduction techniques go into overdrive. Unfortunately she is hampered in her attempts by two bolshy teenagers, an increasingly eccentric mother and a job teaching cantankerous children.
Can Harriet save her marriage, as well as her friendship with Grace? And what will happen if Nick's new venture fails, especially now that the one thing Harriet has not even considered in all this mess appears to be staring her right in the face...?
Julie Houston's novels are heart-warming, full of joy and completely addictive. Perfect for all fans of Milly Johnson, Sophie Kinsella, Katie Fforde and Jill Mansell.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We couldn’t help but fall for our leading lady here. Harriet might be slightly on the melodramatic side, but she's a hilarious portrait of how quickly life can tailspin out of your control. Julie Houston throws her intoa suburban nightmare when her husband resigns from his job to put their comfy lifestyle at risk, an old enemy returns on the scene to cast an even longer shadow on her marriage and her two kids suddenly turn into sulky, trouble-making teens. Houston conveys such warmth in her winning domestic tales that you quickly feel like you’re pouring a coffee and pulling up a stool around the kitchen island with Harriet and her friends.
Goodness grace and me
Too much for one book
Started with great intentions but lost heart part way through. One of the storylines would have been enough.