Meet the residents of number 24 in the warm, witty and wonderful new novel from bestselling author Juliet Ashton.
When your marriage falls apart, the last place you’d want your husband to move to is downstairs. Unfortunately for Sarah, up in the eaves at number 24, her ex-husband now lives one floor beneath her with his new wife. Their happiness floats up through the floorboards, taunting her.
A child psychologist, Sarah has picked up great sadness from the little girl, Una, who lives with her careworn mother three floors below, but is Sarah emotionally equipped to reach out?
The Spring brings a new couple to the house. Jane and Tom’s zest for life revives the flagging spirits, and Sarah can’t deny the instant attraction to handsome Tom. Having seen at first hand what infidelity does to people, she’ll never act on it … but the air fizzes with potential.
The sunshine doesn’t reach every corner of number 24, however. Elderly Mavis, tucked away in the basement, has kept the world at bay for decades. She’s about to find out that she can’t hide forever.
This is a wonderful read, full of fantastic characters.
I felt a bit frustrated with Sarah at the start, wondering how she could put up with Leo. But as the book goes on, I began to understand her better, and see where she was coming from, and it was a delight to see her develop.
The characters draw you in and really keep this book captivating the reader. The story of Mavis in particular, becomes a fascinating part of the plot.
A heart warming, captivating read. Highly recommended.
MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️