Family For Beginners

Family For Beginners

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 02/04/2020
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Synopsis

Pre-order your copy of Sarah Morgan’s new novel The Summer Swap now – coming May 2024!‘This story is overflowing with love, laughter, and learning to accept the changes that life can throw at you. A perfect heartwarming read’ Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘A truly heartwarming book about love, friendships, grief, honesty and forgiveness. A definite 5 star read’ Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Family for Beginners has the ability to draw you in and keep you entertained and enthralled. I read it in one sitting and the characters are staying with me long after the book closed . . . This is another winner from Sarah Morgan, and I look forward to her next novel’ Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘One of best feel-good books I’ve read in a long time. Can’t recommend enough!!!’ Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐* * *Who says you can’t choose your family?When Flora falls in love with Jack, suddenly she’s not only handling a very cranky teenager, but she’s also living in the shadow of Jack’s perfect, immortalised wife, Becca. Every summer, Becca and Jack would holiday with Becca’s oldest friends and Jack wants to continue the tradition, so now Flora must face a summer trying to live up to Becca’s memory, with not only Jack’s daughter looking on, but with Becca’s best friends judging her every move…The more Flora tries to impress everyone, the more things go horribly wrong…but as the summer unfolds, Flora begins pushing her own boundaries, and finding herself in a way that she never thought she needed to.And she soon learns that families come in all shapes and sizes.* * *Praise for Sarah Morgan ‘Joyful, uplifting and overflowing with love. Sarah’s writing speaks straight to my heart’ Cathy Bramley, Sunday Times bestseller‘I adored it! I felt every character's pain, hope, and reluctant vulnerability. It forced me to open my heart right along with them. Sarah Morgan is a master storyteller’ Laura Jane Williams, bestselling author of Our Stop‘A sparkling tale of acceptance and love’Woman’s Weekly‘The cast of lively characters instantly draws you in’Woman & Home

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781848457942
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 310g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm

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Family For Beginners
Feel good!
What an absolutely feel good, heart expanding book! Everything about this book drew me in and whilst there was a little 'eek what's the secret I need to ke... READ MORE
Leanne Ingham
Family For Beginners
A great book to curl up with
Thank you to HQ and NetGalley for my digital ARC - my thoughts are my own. This is the third book I've read by Sarah Morgan. I enjoyed the first two but t... READ MORE
Karen  Kingston
Family For Beginners
Heart-warming, great story
This is my first book by Sarah Morgan, although friends have recommended her, it definitely won't be my last! A really well written and thought provoking s... READ MORE
Lisa Stewart
Family For Beginners
Family secrets are best kept, or are they?
Clare lives in the Lake District with husband, Todd, ironic as she's afraid of water. She grew up there, moving back to be near her mother. Her best friend... READ MORE
Jenny Hill
Family For Beginners
Great characters, an enjoyable read
I say it over and over but I do love Sarah Morgan's books. This was an enjoyable read though maybe a bit more like her earlier books than the last 2 or 3 s... READ MORE
Ann Jones
Family For Beginners
Family, grief, relationships
Flora meets a widowed man with two daughters. Throw in a famous, over achieving dead wife. Two grieving daughters, one a teenager and a 7 year old. Leaving... READ MORE
Helen Wilkinson
Family For Beginners
Wonderful!
The absolute perfect book to snuggle down with. It had a bit of everything; romance, intrigue, secrets, love and all set in a fantastic setting. Sarah rea... READ MORE
Jo Y
Family For Beginners
Morgan at her best
Another classic Sarah Morgan book, which means it’s absolutely fabulous, it will give you warm fuzzy feelings by the time you hit the end you will wish the... READ MORE
Tara Keating
Family For Beginners
A heartfelt story told well
I haven’t read any of Sarah Morgan’s other books so approached this one with a pretty open mind. From the cover design, I thought it might be a bit of a fl... READ MORE
JosieG
Family For Beginners
Brilliant read
Flora works in a florist. She is there morning, noon, and would happily be there night, too, if the place didn't close. She filled gaps in her own life, by... READ MORE
Ritu
Family For Beginners
A sweet, easy and breezy read
Morgan has cleverly borrowed from Daphne Du Maurier's "Rebecca" to insert a character in her novel that is never there and yet dominates the lives of Jack,... READ MORE
Books and Tea Make Me Happy
Family For Beginners
Family Dynamics
I read this book courtesy of NetGalley. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and to date I think it is the best one I've read from Sarah Morgan. The characters... READ MORE
Grey Lady
Family For Beginners
Beautiful
I loved this book so much, it was beautiful. I don’t know what else to say! I loved the characters, and their development, the way they all slowly learned ... READ MORE
Roberta Reads
Family For Beginners
A believable contemporary and original interpretation of a popular theme in family drama.
Character-driven, this story focuses on Flora's emotional journey, as she tries to be part of Jack's broken and damaged family. Multi-points of view, showc... READ MORE
Jane Hunt
Family For Beginners
A delightful read
I have been a fan of Sarah's work for a little while now. Each time she releases a book, I make it my mission to track down a copy and hibernate until I h... READ MORE
Amanda Oughton
Family For Beginners
A satisfying read
What a lovely story! I found it very visual, I could picture it all as I read. It was very realistic, You can imagine it all happening, Sarah is so good at... READ MORE
Susan Page
Family For Beginners
Loved it!
Flora works in a florist. She is there morning, noon, and would happily be there night, too, if the place didn't close. She filled gaps in her own life, by... READ MORE
Ritu
Family For Beginners
Amazing story!
Family For Beginners was such an amazing story! It cleveley deals with how we learn to move on after going through the loss of a loved one, and of how a re... READ MORE
Clare Roden
Family For Beginners
Fabulous
Nothing better than curling up with a new book and especially by this author. Guaranteed an enjoyable read. Only downside is waiting for the next one.
Clare  Burnard
Family For Beginners
Of Laughter, Love And Life
Family For Beginners by Sarah Morgan is a delightful contemporary tale that will swell your heart. The novel is about love, loss and family. Family is impo... READ MORE
Julia Wilson
Family For Beginners
Wonderful reading!!
I was hooked into this book within a couple of pages, and loved how each chapter was from a different characters perspective to fully show what was their d... READ MORE
Felicity
Family For Beginners
A very enjoyable book, with lots of emotion.
A very enjoyable book, with lots of emotion. Jack is a father of two girls, Izzy 17 and Molly 7, and they lost their wife/mother a year ago very suddenly.... READ MORE
Claire McPartlin
Family For Beginners
Family secrets are best kept, or are they?
Clare lives in the Lake District with husband, Todd, ironic as she's afraid of water. She grew up there, moving back to be near her mother. Her best friend... READ MORE
Jenny Hill
Family For Beginners
Light-hearted, romantic read
I love reading books by Sarah Morgan as her heroines are likeable and well drawn. This book explores how Flora becomes involved with Jack, whose family ar... READ MORE
Frances Heaton
Family For Beginners
May just be her best book yet
Not only has Sarah Morgan done it again, but Family for Beginners may just be her best book yet. Set in the gorgeous Lake District, and vibrant Manhattan ... READ MORE
Jessica Thompson
Family For Beginners
Beautiful. Highly recommended.
I loved this book so much, it was beautiful. I don’t know what else to say! I loved the characters, and their development, the way they all slowly learned ... READ MORE
Roberta Reads
Family For Beginners
Wonderful Read
I love Sarah Morgan books and this was, for me, one of the most enjoyable. This book is set in the Lake District and for me that makes it a must read! Ja... READ MORE
Jayne
Family For Beginners
Second chances
This is the first Sarah morgan book I've read and it didn't disappoint. This is a story about love, grief, loss and second chances. The story drew me in a... READ MORE
Natalie Power
Family For Beginners
Something for everyone
It was with great anticipation that I sat down to read this new book from Sarah Morgan, one of the authors I never miss. I will always pick up her books an... READ MORE
Catriona Merryweather
Family For Beginners
Beautiful!
Nothing cheers me up like a novel by Sarah Morgan. Her stories are entertaining, heart-warming, and so well-written that I always find myself completely en... READ MORE
Noemi Proietti
Family For Beginners
A sensitive and heartwarming exploration of family, love, and loss
TW: Parental death, neglect, bereavement, mental health, new step-parent, adoption, affair A Sarah Morgan story is right what we need right now — warm and... READ MORE
Heather
Family For Beginners
An intimate portrayal of family life
This was a gorgeous book about family, love, grief, and learning to live again following loss. Jack, Izzy and Molly are trying to come to terms with the lo... READ MORE
Louise Barber
Family For Beginners
Warm and comforting like a mug of tea on a cold day
Sarah writes beautifully, about friendship, family, relationships. This was a heart-warming, uplifting tale of grief and loss, of making peace with the pas... READ MORE
clarateddy
Family For Beginners
Beautifully written
I get so excited when a new Sarah Morgan book comes out as she brings to life such incredible characters and Flora is no exception. Flora has been a bit of... READ MORE
Susan Hampson
Family For Beginners
So Good!
Sarah Morgan's latest stunning novel explores the nature of family, love, grief, and the joys and tribulations of a newly assembled family. Flora Donovan ... READ MORE
Bridget East
Family For Beginners
Family For Beginners
This book is told from a couple of different perspectives. We have Flora who doesn't have any family and has been struggling with loneliness until she meet... READ MORE
Kirsty Pearson
Family For Beginners
Sarah Morgan has written a well thought out book which I loved and made me want to reflect on myself.
I would like to thank HQ and NetGalley for sending me a copy of this book before realise. I am a massive fan of Sarah Morgan's story telling and couldn't ... READ MORE
Michelle Russell Chellsandbooks
Family For Beginners
A sensitive and heartwarming book
Whenever I read Sarah Morgan's books, I can imagine what the characters are like, what's going on and sometimes even feel the emotions myself! She is one o... READ MORE
Eisha Imtiaz
Family For Beginners
A lovely, poignant read
I found this book to be a really good and easy read. It is about family dynamics, friendships, grief, coping (or not) with loss and romance. Lovely likea... READ MORE
Anne Mosedale
Family For Beginners
A beautiful story
New York florist Flora Donovan is living the dream, but her bubbly optimism hides a secret. She’s lonely. Orphaned as a child, she’s never felt like she’s ... READ MORE
Amy Henstridge
Family For Beginners
Wonderful read
Family for Beginners is a wonderful read. Flora a florist meets Jack a widower with two girls, he is trying to find a birthday present for his eldest daugh... READ MORE
Maggie Harris
Family For Beginners
Echos of Rebecca, wonderful story
Oh gosh, where do I start with a review of this wonderful book? For me it had echos of Rebecca by the great Daphne du Maurier, a perfect dead ex-wife and ... READ MORE
michelle wileman
Family For Beginners
A Superb Read!
There's one thing I can be sure of with a novel from Sarah Morgan - it will be an excellent read and different to any other of hers! When Flora meets Jack... READ MORE
GraceJReviewerlady.net
Family For Beginners
Family secrets are best kept, or are they?
Clare lives in the Lake District with husband, Todd, ironic as she's afraid of water. She grew up there, moving back to be near her mother. Her best friend... READ MORE
Jenny Hill