Ada Coghen

Portrait of a Family

The Awkward Age

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In Francesca Segal’s new novel, a widowed music teacher, Julia, falls in love with a divorced obstetrician. Her daughter hates her new stepbrother with a passion, and her in-laws from her previous marriage have yet to approve her new partner. Can the two warring families be joined or will Julia’s love fall victim to circumstance?

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