Reading group reviews: Adele Parks
9 May 2012 / 0 Comments
We teamed up with We Love This Book to give reading groups and book clubs sets of bestselling author Adele Parks' books to read and review. Do use this page to post your reviews and see what other reading groups think of the books.
About the books
Tell Me Something
When Elizabeth and her Italian husband Roberto decide to leave London for romantic Italy and his family business, Elizabeth hopes the change in lifestyle might help boost her chances of conceiving their longed for child. But the idyll shatters as her wily mother-in-law seems bent on destroying her marriage, and Roberto's beautiful, significant ex is a constant unwanted presence. Unwanted by Elizabeth, at least.
Is Elizabeth's ferocious hunger for a baby enough to hold a marriage together or is it ripping it apart? And what about the gorgeous American stranger who's suddenly walked into her life?
Love triangles are always complex but in Bella's case things are particularly so as she is married to both men in her triangle. Bella secretly married Stevie when they were at university, two big kids playing at being grown ups. Whenit all unravelled and reality hit, Bella simply left.
Years later, Bella met Philip and they fell in love. Still technically married, but desperately ashamed of her secret, Bella never found a way to tell Phil and Stevie. The moment has well and truly passed, as Bella and Phil are now married too. Bella believes she can keep her past a secret - after all Stevie is no longer part of her life. That is until, her best friend Laura, introduces her new man to Bella and it's none other than husband number one.
Ferm is staring thirty in the face and she believes a romantic wedding should be the next step for her and long-termlove Adam, but he just won't go down on one knee.
Then a chance meeting catapults her out of her everyday existence and into a girl's ultimate fantasy - being swept away by Prince Charming to a life of luxury, wealth and celebrity. But is her whirlwind romance with pop star Scottie Taylor everything it seems? Modern day Cinderall Fern is forced to ask herself if a fairy tale ending is possible in such a modern rock and roll world...
About Adele Parks
Adele Parks worked in advertising until she published her first novel, Playing Away, in 2000, which was the debut bestseller of that year. Adele has gone on to publish eleven novels in eleven years, and all of her novels have been top ten bestsellers. Her work has been translated in to twenty-five different languages. Adele has 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 of the Six Book Challenge, a programme designed to encourage adult literacy.
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