Who Loves You Best

By Tess Stimson
(Bantam, Paperback, 9780553386110, 358pp.)

Publication Date: August 3, 2010

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An unforgettable story about the complex choices women make for love, motherhood, and family—and the unexpected events that open our hearts to what really matters in life.
 
Clare Elias feels more than ready to conquer being a parent. She’s already mastered the business world, running a flourishing chain of boutique flower shops. Her husband, Marc, is handsome, successful, supportive—and nearly a decade her junior. Clare is at the top of her game, so how hard can motherhood be?

Then the babies come—both of them. And Clare finds herself in the midst of the crisis faced by every woman who’s ever tried to Have It All.  She’s sworn she won’t have her children raised by nannies the way her inattentive mother did, but when help arrives in the form of pretty, young, hyperefficient Jenna, Clare has no idea that bringing this stranger into her family will change everything. As Marc becomes distant and secretive and, worst of all, one of her babies gets sick, Clare—and Jenna—must make the kinds of heartwrenching decisions that no woman wants to face.

 Wise, witty, and powerfully emotional, Who Loves You Best captures the working mother’s joys and frustrations—as well as the guilty secrets of nannies—in a tale that is surprising to the very end.




About the Author
Tess Stimon is the author of three previous novels and one biography, and writes regularly for UK newspapers and women's magazines. Born and brought up in Sussex, England, she graduated from Oxford University before spending a number of years working in Europe, Cyprus, and Lebanon as a TV news producer with ITN (UK) and CNN. She now lives in Florida with her American husband, their daughter and two sons.


Praise For Who Loves You Best

“We’ve always been big fans of Tess Stimson . . . and this is her best yet . . . a racy roller coaster of a read.”
Cosmopolitan (UK)

“The characters find themselves forced to make heart-wrenching decisions about love, loyalty and motherhood…Curl up with The Cradle Snatcher.” –Fiction Feast (UK)
 
“I couldn’t put it down.” –Essentials (UK)
 
“[A] tense domestic drama…Stimson delivers a fast-paced page-turner.” –Image Magazine (UK)

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