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The Love of Her Life

The Love of Her Life

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From the author of A Hopeless Romantic and Going Home comes an engaging new novel about a young woman who suffers loss and heartbreak—only to regain a chance at happiness when she least expects it.

Thirty-year-old Kate Miller fled London two years ago when her life fell apart spectacularly. Living in New York with her mother and stepfather and working half-heartedly as a literary agent, Kate must return to London when her father, a famous classical musician, undergoes a kidney transplant. She’s only returning for a short visit, or so she thinks. But once in London, she faces the friends who are bound with her forever as a result of one day when life changed for all of them. What really happened before Kate left London? And can she pick up the pieces and allow herself to love her own life again?

Witty, smart, and entertaining, Evans’s heartwarming tale, which was a bestseller in the United Kingdom earlier this year, will delight readers who enjoy novels by Cathy Kelly, Hester Browne, and Marian Keyes.
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  • Downtown Press | 
  • 448 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439113158 | 
  • June 2009
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Reading Group Guide

This reading group guide for The Love of Her Life includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Harriet Evans. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.

Introduction

Meet Kate Miller, a young twenty-something professional who whiles away her days as an assistant at a literary agency in New York City. Kate has grown content with her quiet, almost solitary lifestyle when she learns that her father has fallen ill and she must return home to London—and the memories of her past, which she had tried to leave behind her.

Kate had been on top of the world in London: employed in her dream job, engaged to a wonderful man, and surrounded by friends. Then, one day, it all came crashing down. In response, Kate did the only thing she knew how to do, and ran away.

Returning to London makes Kate realize that she must confront the ghosts of her past. She starts on a journey that tests her resolve, opens old wounds, rekindles old friendships, and, most important, brings her face-to-face with the love of her life.

Questions for Discussion

1. When preparing to return to London, Kate remarks, “It will be hard. . . . I had to go back sometime . . . Just see more

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About the Author

Harriet Evans
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Harriet Evans

Harriet Evans is the internationally bestselling author of Going Home, A Hopeless Romantic, The Love of Her Life, I Remember You, Love Always, Happily Ever After, and Not Without You. She lives in London. Visit her website at Harriet-Evans.com.

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