“This breezy, witty fourth entry in Belmond’s ‘Rather’ series features strongly defined characters, vivid settings, and a captivating mystery . . . The villagers prove suitably delightful, as does the loving relationship between Penny and Jeremy. [A RATHER REMARKABLE HOMECOMING] charms from beginning to end.” –Publishers Weekly


“A simpatico duo!” —Publishers Weekly

A Rather Remarkable Homecoming


SUMMARY of the novel:


American heiress Penny Nichols and her English hero Jeremy Laidley are returning to London from their honeymoon, only to be greeted by emissaries of Prince Charles, who has a special assignment for them. His Royal Highness wants the eccentric firm of Nichols & Laidley Ltd. to solve an historical mystery in Cornwall, England in the hopes of rescuing the charming village where Penny and Jeremy first met as kids. A property developer is bulldozing his way across the seacoast’s countryside, leaving no stone--nor favorite landmark--unturned. Now the only hope for rescuing their own personal Camelot is for our adventurous duo to solve an Elizabethan riddle, leading to a far greater quest than they bargained for.

Amid Celtic lore and tales of Shakespeare, smugglers and shipwrecks, Penny and Jeremy contend with an eccentric cast of locals: a posh restauranteur, a bird-watching earl, a vain actor, a New Age farmer, a rebel rock-and-roller, and a band of determined “eco-warriors”. Tracing the history of the area, our intrepid pair follows the trail to the lush island of Madeira and the legends of Tintagel, in a race against time to find the astounding truth . . . before the wrecking ball strikes.


Books & Info

Available Now
C.A. Belmond's first stand-alone novel, with new characters and story. In hardcover, published by Ballantine/Random House. ISBN# 978-0-399-17765-1 .
1. First "Rather" Novel
The debut book that launched the "Rather" series. Published by the Penguin Group. ISBN# 978-0-451-22052-3
2. Second "Rather" novel
The second book in the "Rather" series. Published by the Penguin Group. ISBN# 978-0-451-22405-7
3. Third "Rather" novel
Continues the “Rather” series. Published by the Penguin Group. ISBN# 978-0-451-22908-3
4. Fourth "Rather" Novel
More fun with Penny and Jeremy in the "Rather" series. Published by The Penguin Group. ISBN# 978-0-451-23461-2
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A new feature with contests and notes from CA Belmond