A Very Big House in the Country

3.76 based on 182 ratings & 30 reviews on Goodreads.com

'Holidays are about surviving the gaps between one meal and another.'

For one long hot summer in Devon, three families are sharing one very big house in the country. The Herreras: made up of two tired parents, three grumbling children and one promiscuous dog; the Littles: he's loaded (despite two divorces and five kids), she's gorgeous, but maybe the equation for a truly happy marriage is a bit more complicated than that; and the Browns, who seem oddly jumpy around people, but especially each other.

By the pool, new friendships blossom; at the Aga door, resentments begin to simmer. Secret crushes are formed and secret cigarettes cadged by the teens, as the adults loosen their inhibitions with litres of white wine and start to get perhaps a little too honest ...

Mother hen to all, Evie Herreras has a life-changing announcement to make, one that could rock the foundations of her family. But will someone else beat her to it?

A great summer read
Bella
A warm and amusing easy read, full of gentle suspense and South-West sunshine.
Daily Mail

About Claire Sandy

Claire Sandy lives in Surrey with her husband and daughter and enjoys baking, reading, writing, eating, dressing up her dog and inventing new things to do with gin. She is the author of several laugh-out-loud novels, including What Would Mary Berry Do?, A Very Big House in the Country and Snowed in for Christmas.

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