a light-hearted, fun and romantic romp from the inimitable multimillion-copy bestselling Jilly Cooper


Fall in love with Jilly Cooper, one of Britain's most popular authors, in this fabulously frothy rom-com. Fans of Jojo Moyes, Marian Keyes, Dolly Alderton and Jane Fallon will love this witty and whimsical read - the perfect dose of laugh-out-loud escapism!

'Unputdownable' -- Marian Keyes
'Joyful and mischievous' -- Jojo Moyes
'The funniest and sharpest writer there is' -- Jenny Colgan
'Flawlessly entertaining' -- Helen Fielding
'An absolute delight to read' -- ***** Reader review
'The pages just whizzed by and I'm gutted to have finished it' -- ***** Reader review
'Frothy, light, humorous.....loving it' -- ***** Reader review
'Couldn't put it down' -- ***** Reader review
'Wonderful writing from Jilly, she really grabs you and pulls in you the book' -- ***** Reader review

The trouble with the Mulholland family, Prudence decided, was that they were all in love with the wrong people. She'd been overjoyed when Pendle, her super-cool barrister boyfriend, invited her home for the weekend to meet his family.

But home turned out to be a decaying mansion in the Lake District, and family were his glamorous, scatty mother who forgot the mounting bills by throwing wild parties, and brothers, Ace, dark and forbidding, and Jack, handsome, married and only too ready to take over with Pru if Pendle didn't get a move on.

It was only when she noticed the way Pendle looked at Jack's wife Maggie that it began to dawn on Pru that there was more to this weekend than met the eye.

It looked like a non-stop game of changing partners . . .


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About the author

Jilly Cooper

Jilly Cooper is a journalist, author and media superstar. The author of many number one bestselling books, she lives in Gloucestershire.

She has been awarded honorary doctorates by the Universities of Gloucestershire and Anglia Ruskin, and won the inaugural Comedy Women in Print lifetime achievement award in 2019. She was also appointed DBE in 2024 for services to literature and charity.
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