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My Husband Next Door, Catherine Alliott

My Husband Next Door Opening Line: The first time I knew I was in any sort of trouble was this time last year, when I ran out of church, disastrous flowers in my hands, straight into Ludo.

My Husband Next Door
My blurb:

This is a love story, of a husband and a wife, their lovers and what it takes to make a marriage work. Ella and Sebastian need to work their way through the tumbled arrangement of their marriage, and how love is defined. Intertwined with their love affair is the trials and tribulations of Ella’s parents’ marriage, her sister’s relationship and the odd people who find themselves being a part of Ella’s life.

My Husband Next Door

When Ella married the handsome, celebrated artist Sebastian Montclair at just nineteen she was madly in love. Now, those blissful years of marriage have turned into the very definition of an unconventional set-up. Separated in every way but distance, Sebastian resides in an outhouse across the lawn from Ella’s ramshackle farmhouse.

Then out of the blue Sebastian decides he must move away, catching Ella horribly unawares. How much longer can she hide from what really destroyed her marriage . . . and the secret she continues to keep?

My blurb:

I normally do not stop reading a book half way through, but with this book I did. We went overseas when I was mid way through this book and when we came back, I was mid way through another book. I only read a chapter a night so it should have taken me less than a month to read. The nice thing was I picked up this book after a 3 week break and immediately fell back into it. Catherine Alliott writes well and the rhythm of this book is fantastic. It is an easy read and I will look out for more of her books.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9781405913928
Format Paperback
Published July 2014

Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Books South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

What I blogged:

I am on leave until the 6th of January and will reply to blog comments then. 

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I am passionate about using regional, seasonable and sustainable produce when I cook. I live in Gordons Bay with my husband and dogs. Dave and I are busy building a house which is an adventure all in itself. Each year we visit a new place overseas to experience the food of the area. Follow along on our adventures!

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