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A Friend of the Family By Nicola Thorne

A Friend of the Family by Nicola Thorne

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Tina and Steve seem like the golden couple: rich, good-looking with everything they could want except a child of their own. Louise has been Steve's employee for years and offers to be the surrogate mother to Tina's much wanted child. The consequences affect the relationships of all around them.

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A Friend of the Family by Nicola Thorne

Tina and Steve seem like the golden couple: rich, good looking with everything they could want except a child of their own. Tina is a very beautiful but temperamental former model, Steve a successful businessman with international interests, but he also wants to develop his stately home in the country as a garden centre and leisure complex. The lynchpin to this enterprise is Louise who, though not unattractive, is solid and sensible and has loyally and devotedly worked for Steve for a number of years, since before his marriage to Tina which came as a shock to her. Louise and Tina are complete opposites, both in looks and personality, and Louise thinks Steve has married the wrong woman and should have realised that she would have been the perfect partner. Her obsession with Steve, her wish to be more closely bound to him, leads her to make the radical suggestion that she should be a surrogate mother to his much wanted child by Tina. The consequences of this offer and the effect it has on the relationships not only of the three people most intimately concerned, but also their family and friends, is the subject of this riveting novel where Nicola Thorne has dared to tackle two contemporary and very controversial subjects.

A Friend of the Family Reviews

Set in South West England, Nicola Thorne's latest tackles the emotive subjects of unrequited love and surrogacy which are handled tactfully by this well-established writer. Louise and Steve became close years before, whilst working together; Louise thought a relationship would naturally follow but Steve had already found Tina. Beautiful and elegant, but also temperamental and a hypochondriac, Tina is the complete opposite of Louise who honestly believes that it is only a matter of time before Steve realises he has chosen the wrong woman. Until then, Louise offers to be a surrogate mother for the couple, hoping this will bond her closer to Steve. The effects of this radical suggestion have powerful consequences not only for those involved but for their families and friends.

About Nicola Thorne

Nicola Thorne was born in South Africa and educated at the LSE. A prolific writer of historical and contemporary fiction, she is one of the top PLR earners in the country.

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A Friend of the Family by Nicola Thorne
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