James is getting on a bit and needs full-time help. So Phoebe and Robert, his middle-aged offspring, employ Mandy, who seems willing to take him off their hands. But as James regales his family with tales of Mandy’s virtues, their shopping trips, and the shared pleasure of their journeys to garden centres, Phoebe and Robert sense something is amiss. Is this really their father, the distant figure who never once turned up for a sports day, now happily chortling over cuckoo clocks and television soaps?
Then something happens that throws everything into new relief, and Phoebe and Robert discover that life most definitely does not stop for the elderly. It just moves onto a very different plane – changing all the stories they thought they knew so well.
Firstly a big thank you to Georgina for my copy to review. Ive not read any of Deborahs books before.
Excellently written with genuine charactars that you connect with.
A story of family, relationships,age, secrets and love.
Unpredictable heartwarming and quirky.
A real gem of a story and will look forward to reading more from Deborah.
Published 11th July