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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

TOUR: TANGLED LIVES by HILARY BOYD

A new novel about family secrets

from New York Times best-selling

author HILARY BOYD

 

Tangled Lives

 

"I was ripping through this book ... addictive."

The Evening Standard


"At times, this is heartbreaking, yet is at heart a very human story about thecomplications arising from keeping secrets in family life."

Image Magazine

 

"A serious and mature read that puts the spotlight on the issues of family acceptance

and loyalty . . . engaging and interesting."

Chicklitclub

 

 

From the New York Times best-selling author of Thursdays in the Park comes a tense, emotional drama about what happens to a family when a secret is kept hidden, and a stranger is suddenly introduced into the dynamic.

 

In Hilary Boyd ‘s second novel Tangled Lives (Quercus * 07/08/14 * $15.99) Annie Delancey is happily married, in her early 50s, with three grown children. But Annie guards a secret. At age nineteen she had a baby boy and gave him up for adoption. She still thinks of him every day.

 

One day she receives a letter from Kent Social Services; her son Daniel wants to make contact. A part of her is overjoyed--she longs to meet him. But another part fearswhat this revelation will do to her family, none of whomknow about her past. When Daniel is introduced to Annie's family, a few small tears in the family fabric suddenly gape wide, and the impact of is greater than she could have ever imagined.

 

An emotional and suspenseful story that hits on the topical contemporary issue of adopted children seeking out their biological parents later in life.

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Hilary Boyd is the best-selling author of Thursdays in the Park. She grew up in London. Educated at Roedean, an all-girls boarding school in Sussex, she went on to become a nurse and marriage counselor. In her 30s, she went back to school to earn a degree in English Literature from London University. A former health journalist, she has published six nonfiction books on health-related subjects, such as step-parenting, depression, and pregnancy. She has been writing novels in her spare time for 20 years.

 

Tangled Lives is her second novel. Boyd is working on her third novel, Straight To The Heart, about a middle-aged nurse who falls in love with a mountaineer. Boyd is married to film director and producer Don Boyd. She has three daughters and lives in London.

 

http://www.hilaryboyd.com/

@HilaryBoyd

 

ABOUT THE PUBLISHER: Quercus Publishing, Inc. publishes under the imprints Quercus, MacLehosePress, Quercus Children’s Books, Jo Fletcher Books, and Heron Books. We publish a range of high quality commercial, literary, and translated fiction; as well as nonfiction, illustrated, science fiction, fantasy, horror, young adult, and juvenile titles. Quercus North America is distributed by Random House.

 

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Title: Tangled Lives

Author: Hilary Boyd

On-sale: July 8th, 2014

Price: $15.99

352 pages

Trade Paperback/e-Book

ISBN: 978-1-62365-821-2

Agency: Laura Morris Literary Agency



TANGLED LIVES by Hilary Boyd

From the New York Times best-selling author of Thursdays in the Park comes a tense, emotional drama about what happens to a family when a secret is kept hidden, and a stranger is suddenly introduced into the dynamic.

 

In TANGLED LIVES Annie Delancey is happily married, in her early 50s, with three grown children. But Annie guards a secret. At age nineteen she had a baby boy and gave him up for adoption. She still thinks of him every day.

 

One day she receives a letter from Kent Social Services; her son Daniel wants to make contact. A part of her is overjoyed--she longs to meet him. But another part fears what this revelation will do to her family, none of whom know about her past. When Daniel is introduced to Annie's family, a few small tears in the family fabric suddenly gape wide, and the impact of is greater than she could have ever imagined.


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Review:


Review: TANGLED LIVES

Solid past, precious present, bright future: that's what outsiders see when considering the life, career, marriage and family of Annie Delancey, middle-aged, middle-class, resident of London. Annie's is a life many might see fit to envy. But "perfect" lives, like glass houses, sometimes develop cracks, inside or outside, or both.

Annie keeps trying to smile away the new growing tension between her two daughters, and between older daughter and former long-term best friend, her brother's sensual non-monogamous new girlfriend and love-light. Maybe these growth pains could be patched up eventually, or perhaps these internal cracks might heal themselves. But it's for certain that only the strongest foundation, the house built on solid ground, could withstand the impact of the stone about to be tossed from outside: Annie's "other" son, the one about whom nobody knows.




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