In her blockbuster international bestsellers, Harriet Evans perfectly captures the complex lives of young twenty-first-century career women. Now she returns with HAPPILY EVER AFTER (Gallery; June 2012; $16.00), a poignant, romantic, and delightful new novel about a young woman who refuses to believe happy endings are real.
At twenty-two, Eleanor Bee is sure about three things: she wants to move to London and become a literary superstar, she wants to be able to afford to buy a coffee and croissant every morning, and she doesn’t believe in happy endings. She saw what divorce did to her parents, especially her mum—happily ever after’s fine on the last page of a book, but it just doesn’t happen in real life.
Elle moves to London. She gets a job at Bluebird Books, a charmingly old-fashioned publisher. She falls out of pubs, wears too-short skirts, makes lots of mistakes, and feels like she’s learning nothing and everything at the same time. And then, out of the blue, she falls in love and realizes just how much growing up she has to do.
Ten years later, Elle’s life has changed in ways she could never have predicted, from moving to New York to becoming a highly successful editor. Because no matter where you go and how much you try to run away, the past has a funny way of catching up with you, and happy endings come in all shapes and sizes.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Harriet Evans, a former publishing executive in the UK, is the author of four novels. She lives in London where she is writing her next novel.
If you would like to receive a copy of HAPPILY EVER AFTER please contact Jean Anne Rose at JeanAnne.Rose@simonandschuster.com
The blog tour date is June 14th
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