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Week in Winter, a (2001) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Moorgate is an enchanting old country house that belongs to Maudie Todhunter, a spirited widow who has been holding on to the place for the sake of her beloved granddaughter. But Maudie can no longer afford a second home, so she reluctantly puts it up for sale.

Moorgate immediately attracts more buyers than Maudie knows what to do with. The first is Selina, her stepdaughter, who has never seen eye-to-eye with Maudie on anything. The second potential buyer is Rob Abbot, a contractor who has lovingly restored every nook and cranny and who is embarrassed by his own passionate devotion to the house. The third is Melissa Clayton, a young woman with a sad, sad secret who discovers at Moorgate all she's ever wanted.

As the story weaves between the past and present, Maudie is startled to uncover patterns of deceit and betrayal that contradict all her most cherished beliefs. At times it seems that her most trustworthy companion is her granddaughter's giant English mastiff Polonius, who is boarding with Maudie after having been banished from his own home by an irate Selina.

Original title: A Week in Winter
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionWomen's Fiction

Edition #1: Week in Winter, a

Week in Winter, a (2001)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Readers will be charmed by Willett's style, highly recommended for public libraries everywhere." Library Journal
  • "Captivating...will evoke for readers Rosamunde Pilcher's The Shell Seekers...also has its Trollopian moments (Joanna, that is). Willett's a true discovery and manages to bring together the special pleasures of both these wonderful writers." Victoria Magazine
  • "Like Rosamunde Pilcher and Maeve Binchy, Willett creates such fully dimensional characters that readers feel as if they should phone or e-mail them to keep in touch." Rocky Mountain News
  • "Thoroughly engrossing, with richly drawn characters, a mysterious locale, a beautifully crafted plot, and a happy ending (but with plenty of tears in between)...the perfect addition to your summer beach tote." The Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
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Week in Winter, a (May 2002)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
ISBN: 9780312287856
Dimensions: 6.45 x 9.58 x 1.16 in
Pages: 352

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