Home Truths

Home Truths

Should happy families be such hard work?

When their uncle Django’s 75th birthday is interrupted by a mysterious visitor with a shocking revelation, sisters Fen, Pip and Cat find that the man who was like a father to them is now a stranger.

Their mother ran off with a cowboy from Denver when they were young leaving the three sisters to be raised by their devoted, eccentric uncle Django. No matter what problems they’ve encountered – relationships, work, starting families, bringing up babies and step-kids – they’ve always had each other to depend on.Until now.

Family matters…doesn’t it?

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A Personal Note from Freya

I really struggled with this book – not with what to write (thankfully, that came easily) but with having to write it. Not just because its structure was so much more involved – here I juggled three main characters all who had to have level pegging. But because once again, life was imitating art – my father-in-law and my dearest friend were both fighting cancer at the time. They both died within 6 months of each other. Sometimes, reviewers can be infuriating. You wonder how they dare review a book they obviously haven’t bothered to read. One journalist simply passed off my novel, saying “mothers don’t leave their children – they just don’t”. Well, actually, they DO. And many readers wrote to me with their own experiences. I was really ready to see the back of the McCabes when I finished this novel. But readers still ask me to write another one. And it’s only now, two books on, that I do quite fancy revisiting this family – perhaps writing a prequel, set in the early 1970s, when Django first takes charge of those three little girls.

Reviews

‘An engrossing emotional drama’ Eve

‘You’ll laugh, cry, then laugh some more.’ Company

‘If you like chick-lit with a generous side-helping of sex, you’ll devour this. Tangled mother/daughter relationships unravel and tantalising family riddles keep you glued to the end.’ Cosmopolitan

‘Freya North has penned another winner in Home Truths…Vintage North.’ Heat