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The things you do for love / Rachel Crowther.

By: Crowther, Rachel [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 440 pages ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781785761843; 1785761846.Subject(s): Mothers and daughters -- Fiction | Families -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction.DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: An elite surgeon with a brilliant, but philandering husband, Flora Macintyre has always defined herself by her success in juggling her career and her marriage. Until, all at once, she finds herself with neither. Retired and widowed in the space of a few months, Flora is left untethered. In a moment of madness, she realises there's nothing to stop her running away to France. But back home her two daughters - the family she's always loved, but never had the time to nurture - are struggling. Lou is balancing pregnancy with a crumbling relationship, while her younger sister, Kitty, begins to realise she may have to choose between love and her growing passion for music. And even as the family try to pull together, one dark secret could still tear them all apart...
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An artistic genius and a philanderer, the recently deceased Henry Jones has left a legacy. His wife Flora, a highly successful surgeon who's never been sure she's given enough time to her family, must finally come to terms with her husband's many flaws. Their older daughter, Lou, is determined to become a mother herself, but just as she takes the first step, her relationship begins to crumble. And younger daughter, Kitty, is caught between two very different loves--and the need to finally step outside her father's long shadow. Rachel Crowther's beautifully observed novel is a warm and wise story of grief, art, music and some important questions: What is there to regret in life? In the end is it the professional achievements or the things we do for love which matter most?

An elite surgeon with a brilliant, but philandering husband, Flora Macintyre has always defined herself by her success in juggling her career and her marriage. Until, all at once, she finds herself with neither. Retired and widowed in the space of a few months, Flora is left untethered. In a moment of madness, she realises there's nothing to stop her running away to France. But back home her two daughters - the family she's always loved, but never had the time to nurture - are struggling. Lou is balancing pregnancy with a crumbling relationship, while her younger sister, Kitty, begins to realise she may have to choose between love and her growing passion for music. And even as the family try to pull together, one dark secret could still tear them all apart...

Comment by Lynne
18/01/2017

A good yarn about family dynamics. I enjoyed it and would describe it as a good holiday read. Will look for more by this author. Lynne

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