The Backpacking Housewife: Escape around the world with this feel good novel about second chances!

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‘A feelgood read that reminds us it’s never too late to live the life you want’ 4* SUN

One mum is leaving it all behind for the adventure of a lifetime...

Lorraine Anderson was meant to be making a Sunday roast, not swanning off to Thailand, backpack in hand! But when she finds her husband and her best friend in bed together there’s only one thing to do – grab her passport and never look back!

Now, with each mile travelled Lori sheds the woman she once was and finds the woman she was always meant to be. A woman of passion and spirit who deserves to explore the great unknown...and to indulge in the temptation she encounters along the way!

Readers are loving The Backpacking Housewife:

‘In reading this lovely book we get to step through the screen of our laptop or tablet, right into paradise...wonderful’ Mrs Wheddon Reviews

‘We all dream of just packing up and moving on at some point and this housewife has done just that...fantastic’ Amanda, Goodreads

‘An exciting adventure...definitely a top summer holiday read’ Rachel’s Random Reads

‘I absolutely loved this book and I highly recommend you one click it as soon as you can’ Linda, Goodreads

‘A great beach read – or better yet – a great book to read on the plane ride to your next travels’ Deah Reads

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About the author

Janice Horton writes contemporary romantic fiction with a dash of humour and a sense of adventure. In 2014, after her children had left home, Janice and her husband set off to explore the Caribbean. In 2015, they returned to the UK only to sell their material possessions in favour of travelling around the world.

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Publisher
HarperCollins UK
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Published on
Jul 6, 2018
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9780008302689
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / General
Fiction / Holidays
Fiction / Romance / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Holiday
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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