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My Oxford Year

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Major Motion Picture Already in Development with Temple Hill Entertainment

One of the Best Books of April for Brit + Co and Liz and Lisa!

Set amidst the breathtaking beauty of Oxford, this sparkling debut novel tells the unforgettable story about a determined young woman eager to make her mark in the world and the handsome man who introduces her to an incredible love that will irrevocably alter her future--perfect for fans of JoJo Moyes and Nicholas Sparks.

American Ella Durran has had the same plan for her life since she was thirteen: Study at Oxford. At 24, she's finally made it to England on a Rhodes Scholarship when she's offered an unbelievable position in a rising political star's presidential campaign. With the promise that she'll work remotely and return to DC at the end of her Oxford year, she's free to enjoy her Once in a Lifetime Experience. That is, until a smart-mouthed local who is too quick with his tongue and his car ruins her shirt and her first day.

When Ella discovers that her English literature course will be taught by none other than that same local, Jamie Davenport, she thinks for the first time that Oxford might not be all she's envisioned. But a late-night drink reveals a connection she wasn't anticipating finding and what begins as a casual fling soon develops into something much more when Ella learns Jamie has a life-changing secret.

Immediately, Ella is faced with a seemingly impossible decision: turn her back on the man she's falling in love with to follow her political dreams or be there for him during a trial neither are truly prepared for. As the end of her year in Oxford rapidly approaches, Ella must decide if the dreams she's always wanted are the same ones she's now yearning for.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 23mm | 227g
  • English
  • 0062740644
  • 9780062740649
  • 44,101

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American Ella Durran has had the same plan for her life since she was thirteen: study at Oxford. At twenty-four, she's finally made it to England on a Rhodes Scholarship when she's offered an unbelievable position in a rising political star's presidential campaign. With the promise that she'll work remotely and return to DC at the end of her Oxford year, she's free to enjoy her Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience. That is, until a smart-mouthed local who is too quick with his tongue and his car ruins her shirt and her first day.

When Ella discovers that her English literature course will be taught by none other than that same local, Jamie Davenport, she thinks for the first time that Oxford might not be all she's envisioned. But a late-night drink reveals a connection she wasn't anticipating, and what begins as a casual fling soon develops into something much more when Ella learns Jamie has a life-changing secret.

Ella is faced with a seemingly impossible decision: turn her back on the man she's falling in love with to follow her political dreams or be there for him during a trial neither are truly prepared for. As the end of her year in Oxford rapidly approaches, Ella must decide if the dreams she's always wanted are the same ones she's now yearning for.
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"With My Oxford Year, Julia Whelan has crafted a breathtakingly perfect picture of Oxford...a read bursting with warmth, mirth, and heart. A powerfully heartbreaking and life-affirming tribute to love and to choice - to choosing love and an open-hearted approach to the world." Entertainment Weekly, "A" review
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"If you love books by Nicholas Sparks and JoJo Moyes, you're going to swoon for Julia Whelan's newest novel.."--Brit + Co.com
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2,955 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 32% (933)
4 38% (1,130)
3 23% (681)
2 6% (167)
1 1% (44)
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