About the author:
Minna has had an exciting career in fashion journalism and now writes full time, whilst enjoying time with her grandsons and working as an occasional film and TV extra. She lives in London.
Succumbing to a rather clichéd midlife crisis, Dan Haywood swaps his family for an expensive red sports car and a younger woman. After 24 years of marriage, his wife Sarah is left to pick up the pieces.
Trying her best to re-style her life, comfort hurt children, make time for ‘helpful’ friends and maintain her burgeoning career as a dress designer, Sarah feels pulled in a hundred directions. And it doesn’t help that obstacles – mostly in the form of other middle-aged men – seem to conspire against her.
Proud of herself for moving house and starting to build an independent life, she is shocked when Robert Maynard, her rather dashing new next-door neighbour, insists that the house was promised to him. Now she is destined to be pulled into his life by events beyond her control.
After one failed marriage, will she be able to find happiness again? And do second chances really come to those who wait?
This is a wonderful book. I really liked Sarah, the central character, and was full of sympathy for her. She was suddenly thrust into this strange new world, where she was single again and having to deal with fending off unwanted admirers, moving house, and worrying about money, and her new neighbour.
It moves at a gentle pace, but is so enthralling at the same time. The descriptive language is lovely, and you get a real sense of her life and her surroundings.
It’s a subject matter that’s been dealt with before in other books, but this is dealt with in a refreshing and realistic way. It feels like a glimpse into a real person’s life.
A book to leave you with a smile on your face and a warm, feelgood glow.
I hadn’t read any of this author’s books before and was delighted to discover a new favourite, and to be part of the blog tour. Highly recommended.
MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️