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message 1: by Denise (new)

Denise Loeber | 3 comments Need help- can't remember author (Female/British) or title (nonfiction).
This book has 4 plots going on-
1. young guys with illness moves to the countryside to live on his friend's families estate- she use to be his coworker- they end up falling in love
2. One character use to be a dancer and moved to London to pursue her career- she is wild and vivacious has a fling with a recently widowed man.
3. the patriarch of the family has a secret he has been keeping for over 40 years. He has a child with another women


message 2: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 37566 comments Mod
Literary fiction or mass market fiction?
Cover?
When did you read it?
Or when was it published?


message 3: by Denise (new)

Denise Loeber | 3 comments I read it in February- literary fiction. Cover was a salmony pinkish color..felt like it had a picture of garden and flowers. Maybe bird or lane in title? Driving me crazy that i can't remember


message 4: by Denise (new)

Denise Loeber | 3 comments Published in the past year


message 5: by Mai (last edited May 01, 2019 02:00PM) (new)

Mai | 1163 comments The Songbird by Marcia Willett?
The Songbird by Marcia Willett
The Songbird by Marcia Willett

Found searching online.

When Mattie invites her old friend Tim to stay in one of her family cottages on the edge of Dartmoor, she senses there is something he is not telling her. Having left his job in a rush, Tim, usually cheerful, is now quiet and reserved, as if holding on to a painful secret.
But as he gets to know the rest of the warm jumble of family by the moor, Tim begins to relax again and he discovers that everyone there has their own secrets. There is Kat, a retired ballet dancer who longs for the stage again; Charlotte, a young navy wife struggling to bring up her son while her husband is at sea; William, who guards a dark past he cannot share with the others; and Mattie, who has loved Tim in silence for years.
As Tim begins to open up, Mattie falls deeper in love. And as summer warms the wild Dartmoor landscape, new hopes begin to bloom...


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