Young Wives' Tales
A compelling story of modern day marriage
By Adele Parks
Sunday Times bestseller Adele Parks writes novels that real women want to read. With her trademark tell-it-like-it-is style, she gets right to the heart of the dilemmas people face in their lives and takes her stories to unexpected places.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER HAPPILY EVER AFTER?
Young Wives' Tales is the stylish, insightful sequel to Playing Away, from Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 bestselling ebook The Stranger In My Home. Lucy, Rose and Connie are back in a novel which is every bit as addictive as Adele's debut bestseller and follows the friends' fortunes in their new roles as wives, mothers and lovers with plenty of surprises along the way...
Rose thought she had it all, but her perfect life crumbled when her so-called friend seduced her husband and destroyed her marriage. Now Rose is left without any passion, romance or plans for the future...
Lucy believed she finally had her fairy-tale ending, but being the wife isn't half as glamorous as being the mistress. When excitement and thrills give way to more chat about cleaning and the kids, it's not very...her.
They desperately envy Connie: happily married, effortlessly juggling two children and a fulfilling career. Connie has found genuine contentment. Until, that is, a dangerous old flame flickers back into view...
Will she be tempted to play with fire again?
What readers are saying about Young Wives' Tales:
'Adele has a knack for putting her finger on our fears and vulnerabilities, our dark sides, our hopes and expectations in love and friendship, and keeping the characters 'human'. Her language is quick, sharp and thoroughly engrossing'
'Loved it! The writing style is quirky and funny - I couldn't put it down. I would say that this is one of Parks' best books in a long time'
Adele Parks worked in advertising until she published her first novel in 2000. Since then, her many Sunday Times bestsellers have been translated into twenty-six different languages. Adele spent her adult life in Italy, Botswana and London until 2005 when she moved to Guildford, where she now lives with her husband and son. Adele believes reading is a basic human right, so she works closely with The Reading Agency as an Ambassador for Reading Ahead, a programme designed to encourage adult literacy.
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07 Jun 2012
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'When it comes to fiction reflecting feminine issues, Adele Parks has her finger on the pulse' — Glamour
'Wonderfully plotted, moving and insightful...shot through with funny, tender and observant moments' — Daily Mail
'Full of emotional set-pieces and real insight into relationships between men and women' — Heat
'A fabulous mix of comedy, real life and emotional depth' — Daily Express
'A wicked pleasure' — Woman & Home
'She is a particularly acute observer of relationship ups and downs, and her stories are always as insightful as they are entertaining' — Daily Mirror
'Guaranteed to keep you hooked until the end' — She magazine
'Parks writes with wit and a keen eye for detail' — Guardian
'Deliciously down to earth' — The Times
'Entertaining and sophisticated' — Marie Claire
'Observant, sensitive and funny' — Closer
'Dark, funny and observant' — Cosmopolitan
'Compulsively addictive' — Elle