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Perfect Love

3.11 of 5 stars 3.11  ·  rating details  ·  92 ratings  ·  12 reviews
How far would she go for the Perfect Love?

Many things can disrupt a long-time marriage. Prue Valour, 41, has spent her adulthood keeping house, making meals for her older husband, Max, and being a mother to their preadolescent daughter. Despite the comforts of life in their small English village, a vague discontent nags at Prue. But change is set in motion with the return
Paperback, 448 pages
Published July 4th 2003 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 1995)
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Perfect Love by Elizabeth Buchan is a women’s fiction novel, about Prue a woman, wife, mother, and stepmother in her forties, who begins to be lured into infidelity. This is a classic midlife crisis family drama novel, with complex family relationships and situations. There is also an awkward running Joan of Arc metaphor that really doesn't work and could be eliminated from the novel altogether.

I have read several of Elizabeth Buchan’s books and I have a strange relationship with them, I always
Well sketched characters. Ending could have been a bit less abrupt. However, it is realistically portrayed. An essentially good woman's feeling of being torn between her family obligations vs. her own self-hood. The Joan analogy doesn't work well though. Intrusive wherever it is brought in, and takes away from the overall effect- these sections can be skipped with no loss to reader. Average older-chic-lit.
I have always loved any of Buchan's books, but I found this one to be a more difficult read. It was good, but it took me a while to finish
I could identify with Prue. Her husband and step-daughter really didn't appreciate her.
the tension of relationships, adultery and love are felt on every page. i read this last of all her books and it was excellent
Pretty deep for chick lit! It got better and better as it went on, and then it started getting super deep without warning. However, the Joan of Arc metaphor was intrusive, obnoxious, and a stretch. She should re-release the book without it.
Heather Parker
Too boring to finish. I hate putting books down halfway, but this one just couldn't hold my interest and I didn't want to waste time.
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Too much like real life. I read about half of it, and it was good. Don't let my desire for fantasy/sci fi stop you.
Emma Long
This looks at the sad reality of an affair from all the people involveds perspectives. A good read.
I really like her books. Entertaining and smart - a rare combination.
would read more of Elizabeth Buchan's books
It was ok an easy read
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Elizabeth Buchan was born in Guildford, Surrey, England, the daughter of Eleanor Mary Peters and Major Peter Oakleigh-Walker. She obtained for a double degree in English and History at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

Elizabeth married with Benjamin William Alastair Buchan, grandson of the also writer John Buchan, they had one son, Adam Peter Alastair Buchan (b. 1980), and a daughter, Eleanor
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