Bachelor Boys

Kate Saunders

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As the child of remote, chilly parents, Cassie reveled in the exuberant chaos she found at the home of the Darlings—two boys, a cheerful father, and a glorious mother, Phoebe, who welcomed the lonely little girl next door into their family circle.

Now Cassie is all grown up, the editor of a highly respectable literary magazine, with a well-ordered life and a suitable boyfriend. But her beloved Phoebe is dying and comes to Cassie with one last request: Will Cassie help find wives for her sons, two gorgeous, sexy, but wildly impractical bachelors still living in their mother’s basement flat?

Heartbroken at the thought of losing Phoebe, Cassie cannot refuse—but how will she ever find decent girlfriends, let alone wives, for the Darling boys? It’s all very well for Phoebe to insist they are lovely boys who are absolutely sweet to their mother, but who else would see either one as husband material: Fritz, a handsome medical student turned unemployed actor; or Ben, a dreamy, soulful musician who is too “sensitive” to perform or teach? Even Cassie, she tells Phoebe firmly right from the start, is not prepared to marry one of these bachelor boys. . . .

Kate Saunders has written a story about love and loss that is moving, wise, and wickedly funny.

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CHAPTER ONEI was in the middle of cutting down a dotty and rambling piece about the Golden Age of Crime Fiction when Phoebe rang.“Cassie, darling. I know how busy you are, so I won’t keep you.”Her voice was soft and fresh, with a faint Edinburgh accent like the scent of heather. It was the voice of gentleness and safety and I unconsciously curled up in it, ripping off my glasses and stretching out in my office chair.“That’s okay, we’re not particularly busy.”“The thing is,” Phoebe said, “I’ve been thinking

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Bachelor Boys is about going next door to find family, about keeping promises, and about how people live forever in the hearts of those who love them. Kate Saunders has written a wonderful novel filled with the real and magical power of love.” —Luanne Rice, author of Dance with Me

Praise for The Marrying Game

“Is it possible to be too beautiful? Too talented? Too intelligent? Too odd? The four Hasty daughters are all that and more, simultaneously blessed and cursed by the genetic gifts of their eccentric sire. . . . [A] whimsical and witty comedy of manners.” —Kirkus Reviews

“An absolute delight!” —Susan Isaacs, author of Any Place I Hang My Hat
“Such wit, such charm, such intelligence, and what I loved most is that although in some ways it’s a very serious book, it gave me that money-can’t-buy serene glow that everything was going to be okay. This is a gloriously buoyant, uplifting book.” —Marian Keyes, author of The Other Side of the Story

“Elegant, funny, and deliciously romantic.” —Katie Fforde, author of Paradise Fields

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Kate Saunders

Kate Saunders, the author of The Marrying Game, has also written for the Sunday Times, Sunday Express, Daily Telegraph, and Cosmopolitan. She lives in London with her son.

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Bachelor Boys
Kate Saunders

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St. Martin's Press
August 2005
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ISBN: 9781429908573
ISBN10: 1429908572
304 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Griffin
June 2006
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ISBN: 9780312339418
ISBN10: 0312339410
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$18.99
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