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A Place For Us Part 2

(A Place for Us #2)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  259 ratings  ·  30 reviews
The SECOND of four exclusive part-serialisations of a A Place for Us by Harriet Evans will reunite you with the Winter family ...

The day Martha Winter decided to tear apart her family began like any other day.

So opens A Place for Us by Sunday Times bestselling author Harriet Evans, a book you'll dive into, featuring a family you'll fall in love with ... and ne
Published August 28th 2014 by Headline Review
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Sep 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-arc
I endure a real love/hate thing with these short serialised stories. I love the way they pull me in, get me reading avidly and leave me desperate for more, but I hate being left hanging, not least because I read so many books in between parts that I leave the characters behind and forget most everything I read.

That wasn't a problem for once in this story. Even though there are lots of characters and so much going on with them all, as soon as I picked this up, I was back with them and hooked in

Originally posted on This Chick Reads

*Copy provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

And we're once again united with the Winter family. This is the second book in the serialisation by Harriet Evans and I was dying to read it. After reading the first part which ended with a major cliff hanger, I couldn't wait to start this one and learn more about the Winter family and their big secrets.

Winters are a strange bunch, but they get under your skin. Martha is cel/>*Copy
Sep 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Firstly, thank you to Headline for approving me for a review copy of the second part of this serialised novel. This will be my second Harriet Evans novel when I’ve read all four parts! Part 1 left us on a bit of a cliffhanger so I was eager to find out what was next for the family.

Briefly, so far we’ve been introduced to all of the family members and heard a little from them in past and present narrative scenes. Martha, the head of the family has called everyone together under the gu
Paris Baker
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
A big thank you to Headline Publishing for approving me for a review copy on Net Galley, in return for an honest review. This review is for Part Two in the four-part serialisation.

You can read my review for part one here

The first part left you on one hell of a cliffhanger, and wow, Part 2 did not disappoint!

Evans has seriously picked up the pace for the second part, and I absolutely devoured this book, eagerly flicking through each page, desperate to know more.
Sep 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received a free ebook copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

A Place for Us Part 2 was slightly better than Part 1. We finally find out why Martha (almost wrote Martha Kent, lol) plans this huge birthday celebration and what she was going to tell the whole family. We also find out what happened to Daisy and where she is... However, we are still left hanging at the end with more family drama.

I finished it quite quickly and was a little surprised by the way things turned out nea
Jackie White
Dec 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Book 2 of 4.

All the family apart from Daisy arrive home to Winterfold for Martha’s 80th birthday party & the important announcement.

Everyone seems to be bringing home secrets which, along with Martha’s shock announcement, create tension & arguments. The discovery of why Daisy hasn’t come home is the biggest shock of them all - and the fallout is too much for Martha’s husband David.

Well written, each chapter focused on a different member of the family cleverly keeps the reader interest
Kerry Bridges
I read part 1 quite some time ago so I thought I should finish the other 3. They're quite sweet books but I cannot see for the life of me why they needed to be in 4 parts since they only make one very short novel between all four of them
Lisa Bentley
Nov 08, 2014 rated it really liked it

Being part of the Winter clan is something incredibly special. Equally, being part of the Winter clan can be an albatross. The Winter’s, like most families, harbour many dark secrets; stories that they have failed to share. For although they are a close family there are some things that you just keep to yourself.

When Martha Winter, mother and matriarch of the family, calls all her children and grandchildren back to the family home Winterfold everyone is beyond cur
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it

The SECOND of four exclusive part-serialisations of a A Place for Us by Harriet Evans will reunite you with the Winter family ...
The day Martha Winter decided to tear apart her family began like any other day.
So opens A Place for Us by Sunday Times bestselling author Harriet Evans, a book you'll dive into, featuring a family you'll fall in love with ... and never want to leave. If you devour Rosamund Pilcher and Maeve Binchy and have discov
Jane Hunt
Sep 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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The second part of the serialization of 'A Place for Us' starts historically with Daisy the middle child and the crux of the mystery that shrouds the family. It's clear from the outset that Daisy is different from her other siblings Bill and Flo
Aug 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Ooh, the intrigue and mystery! This is the second of a four part serialisation of this book. I am not a big fan of books being released in parts, as once I get hooked I hate to be left handing, and I also sometimes struggle to remember what had happened in earlier parts. However, that didnt happen in this case as I found it easy to get back into the storyline.

The book is telling the story of the Winter family. The family appear to be quite disjointed and complex. However, Marth
Aug 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
As soon as the second part of A Place for Us landed on my kindle, I have started reading it. It has kept me awake for half of the night but I couldn't put this story down, and yes, I finished it in one go.

I am not a big fan of books being published in parts because my memory is like a sieve and I just forget what happened in the previous parts. However, the previous installment of a Place for Us was so interesting and so expressive written that I had all the characters and important
Sep 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Rating: 4/5

Release Date: 28/08/2014

This book is a little unusual in that they are releasing this books in 4 parts. I read an ARC of part one (review can be found at https://tumblingintowonderlandbooks.w...) and received this part as an ARC thanks to NetGalley.

Briefly, so far we have been introduced to all the members of the family and have heard parts of their past and present from different narrative scenes. Martha, the head of the family, has gathered everyone to her house to celebrate her 80th bir
Suze Lavender
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Martha's family members are home and chef Joe is helping her with the food and the drinks. Everything is going according to plan. Unfortunately things don't stay that way. Martha's son Bill and his wife Karen are having marital problems. Her granddaughter Cat has taken her son Luke for his first family visit, only they had no idea he even existed. Joe is getting involved with the Winter family more and more, but not in a very positive way. Piece by piece a few of the family's well kept secrets
Sep 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After how much I adored Part 1, I was so excited when I saw Part 2 available for review. Although it wasn't long ago I read the first part it feels like I have been waiting forever seeing as how part 1 left us hanging! This is the first Harriet Evans novel I have read and am loving it so far.

I don't want to say too much as you need to read the first part to understand what is going on but in the short first part we briefly met Martha and her family as she has invited them all home to
Emma Star Crossed Reviews
This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.After finishing Part 1 I had to read the next part.

Part 2 is about the Party. The build up to it, the preparations with some flashbacks woven in.

Part 2 was just as gripping as part 1. While some secrets were revealed in part 1 there are still so many that are yet to be reve
Charlotte (Escapades of a Bookworm)
Reviews can also be found on my blog Escapades of a Bookworm

The epic second part to this wonderful book has arrived and what a cracker it is!

In this part the secrets are slowly coming out, some we already knew about, some we already guessed and yet there are some which come as a complete surprise. Despite the enormity of the secrets being revealed, there is a shadow of dread remaining on the action, a lingering feeling that the worst is yet to come.

In part one the
Nov 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook
I had received the first part of this series as a review copy from NetGalley and had thoroughly enjoyed it. When I found part 2 on Amazon, I just had to order it.

I was a tiny bit worried that I might have to go back to part 1 to refresh my memory, but as I started to read, everything just fell into place. Martha Winters has asked her entire family to come back to Winterfold, for her birthday. Everyone seems to know that there is something Martha wants to share. Each of the family have their own
Babus Ahmed
Oct 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another enthralling edition to this series, Martha, the family matriarch finally tells the family her dark secret but Bill and Karen have to face some hard facts about their marriage.

I don't often gravitate to serialised books as I find it hard to break concentration waiting for the next instalment and even very good writers cannot recapture the mood in a reader after a prolonged break, but Harriet Evans has managed to keep the flow and interest flowing. However, I don't think reading hook 2 fi
I'm not a great one for serialisations, mainly because I'm not too good at holding onto characters and plots once I've finished a book, but I really enjoyed Part 1 and was desperate to see where it was all going. Well, it's more of the same really and again, I'm left hanging until the next instalment becomes available in a few weeks.

Without giving any spoilers, one huge family secret is revealed, Daisy's true character is shown in much more detail and further cracks are starting to a
Aug 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Part two and we find out the big family secret.
I couldn't put my Kindle down, as I was so keen to find out what was going to happen. There were twists and turns and personal dramas and scandals happening everywhere!
I felt more empathy with the Winter family in this part of the book; it was almost like I was joining in with the family reunion!
Beautifully written and intriguing, I can't wait to find out how the family will cope with the fall out from this drama!

Thank you to Net
Verity W
Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Dang it, this serialisation thing is killing me. Not literally of course. But after a mega bombshell for the reader at the end of Part 1, Part 2 sees the bombshell well and truly dropped on the family and then you're left on another cliffhanger.

I'm really enjoying this book - although I hate not being able to find out what happens next - I like the characters and the plot twists and turns have taken me by surprise. I'm really looking forward to part 3 - although I suspect it may get
Oct 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
In part two of this serialisation the big secret is revealed with tragic consequences. The family is affected as a unit and as with part one we find out how each family member is coping and their feelings about what has been revealed. Each chapter focuses on a different person and it is very easy to read.
I think Cat is a great character, she has great strength and I enjoy the parts of the serialisation that involve her the most.
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Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After reading part 1 i couldn't wait for part 2 and it didn't disappoint. We finally find out what happened to daisy and you really sympathize with her poor mum, thankfully cat escapes France and joins the family with her son Luke which is great as the whole first book had me quite angry at cat, i cannot wait for the 3rd in the series to see how Florence's life takes on and also to find out more about Lucy's job i read this in a day and i'm eagerly awaiting part 3
Sep 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Another fabulous installment of the A Place for Us series by Harriet Evans. I'm not overly keen on the publishing of books in installments but so far it seems to work fine with this story.
This was another wonderful easy to read book with an excellent story line and an interesting cast of characters and I'm really looking forward to reading part 3.
Sep 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A totally different way to read a book in four parts. After reading part 1, I knew I wanted to see how the book progressed. Part 2 is certainly full of interesting plot twists.

I have a feeling that part 3 will not disappoint either.
Megan Taylor
Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: harriet-evans
The story (four books in the series) is not gripping me at all but will stick with it.
Hayley Thorpe
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
woah! part one had me begging for more part two has me distraught. need part threee
Aug 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Continuing on from Part 1. This book joins the family as they arrive back to the family home. This part focuses on the Marthas party and end with revealing the big family secret
Still enjoying this saga I am pleased to find out at last Martha's secret beginning to think it wasn't going to happen. I have already purchased number 3
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