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Head of Zeus
A Village Secret: Summer 2022's most page-turning, uplifting read, from the bestselling author of A Village Affair by Julie Houston

When Jennifer goes up to Cambridge University with her head full of the Romantic Poets, she never dreams that she will find her very own Byron. But then she meets gorgeous actor Laurie Lewis, and finds herself living a real-life love poem.

Fifteen years and two children later, Jennifer and Laurie's relationship is starting to feel more like an epic tragedy. After a series of revelations turn her world upside down, Jennifer will do anything to keep her family together – even if it means moving hundreds of miles away to Laurie's childhood home in Westenbury, Yorkshire.

As she reluctantly enters into village life – complete with interfering in-laws, new friends and a surprise delivery of alpacas – Jennifer is amazed to find herself feeling happy for the first time in years. But the village holds one last, devastating secret and Jennifer must decide once and for all what she wants her future to hold.

Praise for Julie Houston:

'A warm, funny story of sisters and the secrets they keep' Sheila O'Flanagan

'Warm, funny and well written, with a page-turning plot, this book has everything! I loved it!' Katie Fforde

'Julie Houston at her best – heartfelt and hilarious' Sandy Barker

'Laugh-out-loud hilarious and heartwarming!' Mandy Baggot

'This book is an absolute gigglefest with characters you'll fall in love with!' Katie Ginger

Head of Zeus, an Aria book * Romance
14 Apr 2022 * 288pp * £2.99 * 9781788549820
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PRAISE FOR A VILLAGE VACANCY:

'Warm, funny and well written, with a page-turning plot, this book has everything! I loved it!' Katie Fforde.

'A tour de force of beautiful, funny and emotional storytelling' Fay Keenan.

'A warm, funny story of sisters and the secrets they keep' Sheila O'Flanagan.

'This book is an absolute gigglefest with characters you'll fall in love with!'
 Katie Ginger
Author

Julie Houston

Julie Houston
Julie Houston lives in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire where her novels are set, and her only claims to fame are that she teaches part-time at 'Bridget Jones' author Helen Fielding's old junior school and her neighbour is 'Chocolat' author, Joanne Harris. Julie is married, with two adult children and a ridiculous Cockerpoo called Lincoln. She runs and swims because she's been told it's good for her, but would really prefer a glass of wine, a sun lounger and a jolly good book – preferably with Dev Patel in attendance. You can contact Julie via the contact page, on Twitter or on Facebook. Twitter: @juliehouston2; Facebook.com/JulieHoustonauthor
ALSO BY Julie Houston
A Village Affair
Coming Home to Holly Close Farm
Goodness, Grace and Me
The One Saving Grace
An Off-Piste Christmas
Looking For Lucy
Sing Me a Secret
A Village Vacancy
A Family Affair
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