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To Have and to Hold - A Novel

Jane Green

What happens when your Prince Charming turns out not to be so charming after all? In To Have and To Hold, bestselling author Jane Green offers a sizzling, highly entertaining look at romantic relationships after we say "I do." Alice knows she should be happy. A charming twenty-eight-year-old with a successful catering business, she's always dreamed of a rose-covered cottage in the English countryside, filled with children and animals and home-cooked meals. Her favorite attire is comfy jeans, her best manicure features garden dirt under the nails. But when her teenage crush-the wealthy, dashing man-about-town Joe Chambers-wants to make her his bride, Alice is more than willing to play Cinderella to Joe's prince. Never mind that he wants her to change-a diet, ice-blond highlights, stilettos, snooty gallery openings-and that he's allergic to nature and kids. She tells herself she's happy to sacrifice for love, and besides, with Joe's stunning good looks and high-profile career at a top financial firm, every woman in London wants to be in her shoes. But that's just the problem. Despite Alice's efforts to be the perfect wife, Joe soon reveals a penchant for being hopelessly unfaithful. When a notorious indiscretion with a female colleague forces Joe to transfer to New York, Alice's life turns upside down. As Joe continues to sneak around, and her best friend's beau offers a tempting glimpse of what real love could be like, Alice must decide how much Cinderella she can take before her deepest desires win out-and if she can summon up the courage to find real happiness on her own. Delicious, witty, and packed with sparkling sex appeal, To Have and To Hold is an unputdownable read that will have you rooting out loud for its endearing heroine. A #1 bestseller in Britain, this latest tale from the beloved, utterly winning Jane Green proves that the search for true love doesn't always end when someone dons a veil, and offers a lively, refreshing take on modern marriage.

What happens when your Prince Charming turns out not to be so charming after all? In To Have and To Hold, bestselling author Jane Green offers a sizzling, highly entertaining look at romantic relationships after we say "I do." Alice knows she should be happy. A charming twenty-eight-year-old with a successful catering business, she's always dreamed of a rose-covered cottage in the English countryside, filled with children and animals and home-cooked meals. Her favorite attire is comfy jeans, her best manicure features garden dirt under the nails. But when her teenage crush-the wealthy, dashing man-about-town Joe Chambers-wants to make her his bride, Alice is more than willing to play Cinderella to Joe's prince. Never mind that he wants her to change-a diet, ice-blond highlights, stilettos, snooty gallery openings-and that he's allergic to nature and kids. She tells herself she's happy to sacrifice for love, and besides, with Joe's stunning good looks and high-profile career at a top financial firm, every woman in London wants to be in her shoes. But that's just the problem. Despite Alice's efforts to be the perfect wife, Joe soon reveals a penchant for being hopelessly unfaithful. When a notorious indiscretion with a female colleague forces Joe to transfer to New York, Alice's life turns upside down. As Joe continues to sneak around, and her best friend's beau offers a tempting glimpse of what real love could be like, Alice must decide how much Cinderella she can take before her deepest desires win out-and if she can summon up the courage to find real happiness on her own. Delicious, witty, and packed with sparkling sex appeal, To Have and To Hold is an unputdownable read that will have you rooting out loud for its endearing heroine. A #1 bestseller in Britain, this latest tale from the beloved, utterly winning Jane Green proves that the search for true love doesn't always end when someone dons a veil, and offers a lively, refreshing take on modern marriage.
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What happens when your Prince Charming turns out not to be so charming after all? In To Have and To Hold, bestselling author Jane Green offers a sizzling, highly entertaining look at romantic relationships after we say "I do." Alice knows she should be happy. A charming twenty-eight-year-old with a successful catering business, she's always dreamed of a rose-covered cottage in the English countryside, filled with children and animals and home-cooked meals. Her favorite attire is comfy jeans, her best manicure features garden dirt under the nails. But when her teenage crush-the wealthy, dashing man-about-town Joe Chambers-wants to make her his bride, Alice is more than willing to play Cinderella to Joe's prince. Never mind that he wants her to change-a diet, ice-blond highlights, stilettos, snooty gallery openings-and that he's allergic to nature and kids. She tells herself she's happy to sacrifice for love, and besides, with Joe's stunning good looks and high-profile career at a top financial firm, every woman in London wants to be in her shoes. But that's just the problem. Despite Alice's efforts to be the perfect wife, Joe soon reveals a penchant for being hopelessly unfaithful. When a notorious indiscretion with a female colleague forces Joe to transfer to New York, Alice's life turns upside down. As Joe continues to sneak around, and her best friend's beau offers a tempting glimpse of what real love could be like, Alice must decide how much Cinderella she can take before her deepest desires win out-and if she can summon up the courage to find real happiness on her own. Delicious, witty, and packed with sparkling sex appeal, To Have and To Hold is an unputdownable read that will have you rooting out loud for its endearing heroine. A #1 bestseller in Britain, this latest tale from the beloved, utterly winning Jane Green proves that the search for true love doesn't always end when someone dons a veil, and offers a lively, refreshing take on modern marriage.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Elizabeth Sastre

Length:

4h 49m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:44


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:16


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:43


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:06


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:42


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:05


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:04


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:48


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:08


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:52


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:14


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:29


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:55