A Risk Worth Taking

Robin Pilcher

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Dan Porter had it all: a big house in suburban London, a beautiful wife, three children in private school, and a high-paying job. But then, it all collapsed like a house of cards. Now Dan stays home while his angry wife pursues a career, and his marriage falters. Returning to his old profession could mend the rift, but Dan needs to do something else, something more...

Then, Dan hears about a company for sale in northern Scotland, and the temptation is too great to resist. With his son Josh and two dogs in tow, he lands in a primitive cottage above a frigid loch. As he takes stock of his past, he discovers a community who desperately needs his help, a new chance for the future, a risk that requires a leap of faith...and an astonishing love.

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"Pilcher writes with every bit as much insight and meticulous detail as his mother, celebrated novelist Rosamunde Pilcher." -Library Journal

"Fans of acclaimed novelist Rosamunde Pilcher will queue up to read A Risk Worth Taking, a new novel by her talented son Robin. Robin Pilcher not only writes with his mother's style and fluency, but also writes about the same type of ordinary people...engrossing...more than one reader will relate to it with painful clarity...Robin Pilcher, like his mother, obviously loves people and has a knack for conveying that...a poignant and thought-provoking book that makes one want to cheer for the Dan Porters in this world. This is a perfect novel for a wintry day."-Roanoke Times

"This is an engaging character study of a person who once was riding the crest, but since has lost his self esteem...the cast is a delightful ensemble...Robin Pilcher provides a deep look at what really counts as Dan reassesses his values and how he has lived."-The Midwest Book Review

"A short novel that is one evening's reading delight...Robin Pilcher is good with the details of people's lives and his skill at dialogue makes for fast reading."-The Charlotte Observer

"Pilcher offers a charming story about life in the new millennium and one man's pursuit of happiness, a tale that will appeal to both men and women."-Booklist

"Pilcher crafts another engaging, happy-ending tale in the tradition of his mother, beloved British novelist Rosamunde Pilcher...[Readers] will care about Dan, tough, and his children and friends, and will approve Dan's belief that risks are worth taking, and that life can be a great game."-Publishers Weekly

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Robin Pilcher

Robin Pilcher has spent too long behind the scenes. Pilcher has worked as a farmer, assistant film cameraman, and PR consultant, and is the child of bestselling novelist Rosamunde Pilcher. An Ocean Apart and Starting Over, Robin Pilcher's first two novels, were New York Times bestsellers and favorites among Pilcher fans, old and new.

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A Risk Worth Taking
Robin Pilcher

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
March 2005
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312997267
ISBN10: 0312997264
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 416 pages
$7.99

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Macmillan Audio
February 2004
Abridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781593973841
ISBN10: 1593973845
Audio Run Time: 3:30
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Macmillan Audio
February 2004
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781593973858
ISBN10: 1593973853
Audio Run Time: 9:00
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February 2004
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ISBN: 9781429954532
ISBN10: 1429954531
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