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Our August Book Club pick is Sunday Times bestseller Adele Parks. She turns her laser-sharp perception and empathy to a forgotten generation of women against the tumultuous and opulent backdrop of post- First World War England.
The 1920s: a time of hope, promise - and parties. But not all the men came home, after The War.
Meet the spare brides. Young, gorgeous - and unexpectedly alone.
Ava relishes the freedom of being single. Sarah fears no one can replace her hero husband. Beatrice finds it hard to shine, next to her dazzling friends. And Lydia is married, rich, privileged: so isn't she one of the lucky ones?
Then a chance encounter changes everything.
Angry, damaged and dangerously attractive, Edgar Trent is an irresistable temptation. And the old rules no longer apply...
"A beautifully written, thoughtful exploration of love and loss... This is Parks at the top of her consistently excellent game and is one of those rare books you won't stop thinking about until long after you turn the final page" - Daily Mail
Adele Parks has published thirteen novels, all of which have been top ten bestsellers. 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. In 2011 she was a judge for the Costa Book Awards.
Spare Brides is available online and from all good booksellers - all our free copies have now gone. If you received a copy (or indeed bought one) please do post your questions and comments on our Q&A with Adele Parks.