Kate Glanville was born in West Africa to Irish parents. She now lives with her three children in rural West Wales. For many years she has practised as a successful ceramic artist supplying tiles and tableware to many leading shops and galleries around the world. From childhood she has been passionate about writing stories. Her first novel A Perfect Home was published by Berkley in August 2012.
A real page turner. Ideal holiday reading. I really enjoyed this book. I was with Claire all the way, willing her to do the right thing for her not just her husband and children. I found all the characters so well drawn that they became real, not just names on a page. It's a perfect book to take with you on holiday. Sitting in the sun with a glass of wine in one hand and this book in the other - you won't be able to put it down. -- Celia Cohen Lovereading.com A great summer chick lit read with all the fluffiness of a marshmallow predictable yet a lovely romance. I read this on the sunbed on holiday as this popped through the letterbox from Lovereading as I was about to leave to fly off for a much needed break. I did enjoy this book, it is chick lit and a bit gooey like a marshmallow. After the strains of work this was easy to read. Claire the main character has the life we all want, fab home own business, kids and gorgeous husband you think what more do want I would settle for that. Then along comes a photographer to shoot photographs for the predictably named Idyllic Home magazine in the middle of a heatwave for the Christmas edition. Predictably again Claire realises life may not be as perfect as she once thought. This is a good summer book it is escapism and a good romance. -- Jane Brown Lovereading.com Having the perfect house does not always make a perfect home. A story of finding yourself and finding love. Claire has the perfect house. Her husband William has devoted all of his spare time to ensuring that their house is beautiful; a place that the top interior magazines are dying to feature in their glossy pages. Claire would rather that William spent more time on her and their children, she doesn't really mind a couple of chips in the paintwork, or stains on the newly laid oak floor, and yearns for a house that is more of a home than a showpiece. The photographer who is sent by the magazine sees more than the perfection of a house. He is funny, he gets on with the kids, he even doesn't mind the cat. He notices Claire. A love story that gently unfolds, with humour and compassion. With characters who feel as real as your neighbours, and a message about how perfection is often only on the surface. -- Anne Cater www.randomthingsthroughmyletterbox.blogspot.co.uk