A novel for lovers of romance, mystery and home-cooked pizza More
2# in the Sisterhood of the Halfways series
*Can be read as a stand-alone novel
A novel for lovers of romance, mystery and home-cooked pizza
Emma White is a forty-something divorcee and single-parent. She lives in the sleepy Cotswolds village of Westwick, where she’s the life and soul of the place, running the parish council and loving every minute of it. But she’s also beginning to feel her age, and when her daughter goes off to college, Emma finds herself alone.
Then the fast-food chain Flyers announces plans to open a huge restaurant in the village, and her world is turned upside down. Westwick’s less affluent residents (including an ex-army war hero) are faced with eviction from their parish-owned homes, and Emma is powerless to stop it. A campaign involving sabotage and corruption is being mounted for the heart of the village, turning old friends into enemies and threatening to destroy the place that she loves so dearly.
Someone, she begins to suspect, is pulling the strings illegally. And at the heart of it all is Joe Richards, an investor in the proposed restaurant, and himself the single parent of a young daughter. He claims to have fallen in love with Westwick. But can he be trusted with her village, or with anything else?
Emma belongs to the Sisterhood of the Halfways, part support group, part rural mafia. The women of the Sisterhood focus on the good things in life: romance, moderately-priced wine, gossip, and food. And it is the Sisterhood that finally comes to her aid, giving her the strength to fight for what she believes in, and finding deep, enduring love along the way.
A mystery-romance with a backdrop of pizza-making, HALFWAY HOME is for readers of Joanna Trollope, Sophie Kinsella, Jojo Moyes and Alexander McCall Smith.
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