Ruth Henderson has moved back in with her parents – something she swore she would never do, especially not at the age of thirty-three. But in the face of the mountain of debt left by her late-partner and the fact that her teenage daughter, Maggie, is expressing her grief through acts of delinquency, there was really only one option.Returning to a house Ruth swore never to set foot in again is bad enough. Add to this an estranged father, whirlwind mother, and David – the boy next door who broke her heart – and it is little wonder Ruth can barely make it out of bed. But then, reunited with her old friend Lois, Ruth is persuaded to go along to a monthly girls’ night. Here she meets a bunch of incredible women and for the first time since leaving home at eighteen, Ruth begins to make some genuine friends. She also has her first ever date – with the charming Dr Carl Barker. However, after a disastrous dinner, and a fraught Maggie still struggling with her father’s death, Ruth promises her daughter she won’t go out with any other men. A promise she quickly regrets when David, the boy next door, asks her to dance…
Firstly a big thank you to Rhoda at Lion Hudson for sending me a review copy and I’m pleased to be part of the blog tour .
Everything about this book is brilliant and charming and I loved it so much I shed a tear or two at the end .
The cover is beautiful and really sets the scene for the story 🙂
I could relate to Ruth being a single mum and all the pressures that come with that including putting her own happiness to one side for the benefit of her teenage daughter . There were many lines that could have been me talking which was enlightening .
This is a story about love ,loss ,family and friendship but also about finding who you are again.
However alongside the beautiful story there are serious darker tones and it did leave me shaken just reading it as was quite unexpected ! There’s also a family rift and resentment which look to affect Ruth’s ability to really move on .
I adored Beth’s writing ,I was completely whisked away with Ruth and her mishaps ,many times It made me laugh . I really look forward to reading more from this author and really recommend this book .
Here are the details for the rest of the blog tour 🙂