Who Needs Mr Willoughby?. Katie Oliver

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Автор произведения Katie Oliver
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       Who should rule – your head or your heart?

      When sisters Marianne and Elinor Dashwood are forced to leave their family home to live in a rural Northumberland cottage, Marianne is convinced her social life is over. Somehow, she can’t see kitten heels coping well in the countryside – and being stuck in the middle of nowhere, miles from London, sounds about as exciting as watching paint dry. Not to mention her arrogant new boss, Dr Brandon, who doesn’t seem to think much of her city ways.

      When she meets the gallant, charming and handsome Mr Willoughby, Marianne begins to think that country life might not be so bad after all…especially when he suggests that marriage might be on the cards. But the countryside still has a few tricks up its sleeve for Marianne…after all, love rarely blooms in convenient places!

      The ‘Dating Mr Darcy’ trilogy:

      Prada and Prejudice

      Love and Liability

      Mansfield Lark

      The ‘Marrying Mr Darcy’ series:

      And the Bride Wore Prada

      Love, Lies and Louboutins

      Manolos in Manhattan

      The ‘Jane Austen Factor’ series:

      What Would Lizzy Bennet Do?

      The Trouble With Emma

       Who Needs Mr Willoughby?

       The Jane Austen Factor

      Katie Oliver



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      First published in Great Britain by HQ in 2016

      Copyright © Katie Oliver 2016

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      E-book Edition © June 2016 ISBN: 9781474049450

      Version date: 2018-07-23


      loves romantic comedies, characters who ‘meet cute’, Richard Curtis films, and Prosecco (not necessarily in that order). She currently resides in South Florida with her husband, two parakeets, and a dog.

      Katie has been writing since she was eight, and has a box crammed with (mostly unfinished) novels to prove it. With her sons grown and gone, she decided to get serious and write more (and hopefully better) stories. She even finishes most of them.

      So if you like a bit of comedy with your romance, please visit Katie’s website, www.katieoliver.com, and have a look.

      Here’s to love and all its complications…

      Special thanks to the Jane Austen community for your generous support – specifically, The Jane Austen Society of North America (New York); The Austen in Boston book club; Jane Austen Variations; Leslie L. Diamond; Maria Grace; and Maria Grazia of The Jane Austen Book Club.

      Thanks also to the many wonderful bloggers and reviewers who hosted me, particularly Elle Uecker at The Review From Saturday; Holly at Bookaholic Confessions; Petra at Sparkly Word; Writers and Artists UK; Teresa at TCakes; Jody at A Spoonful of Happy Endings; Kerry-Ann McDade at A Bookish Redhead; Vicky Oliver at Lit Buzz; the fabulous Blossom Twins at Sweet is Always in Style; Kameron Brook at Kam’s Place; Jade Craddock at We Heart Writing; and Aimee at Hello Chick Lit.

      And of course, many thanks to my agent, Nikki Terpilowski, my editor, Clio Cornish, and everyone at HQ Digital UK/Harper Collins.

      My sincere gratitude.

      To you, the readers…I hope you enjoy my little Northumberland tale as much as I enjoyed writing it.

      And to Miss Jane Austen, who remains a source of inspiration to us all.



       Title Page

       Chapter 13

       Chapter 14

       Chapter 15

       Chapter 16

       Chapter 17