Hello book friends,
I am so happy to bring you a review for a book that is coming out next year that you should all add to your TBR.
Oh my goodness, I simply ADORED this story (insert multiple heart eyes emojis here)
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This is the story of Millicent Carmichael aka Missy.
Missy is 79 years old and lives alone in her large house in London, she lost her husband a few years back, and her 2 children have flown the nest, one of them to Australia, taking her grandson with them.
Missy is lonely.
She emails her son in Australia all of the time, telling him what a “lovely day” she has had, but she beefs-up the stories to make them sound more interesting.
One day Missy sees a young boy, about the same age as her grandson is now, and watching him playing makes her heart ache, she sits in the park and watches him play, and then gets talking to another woman walking her dogs, Sylvie.
Turns out that Sylvie also knows the young boys mother, the red headed and foul mouthed creature Angela.
One day Angela turns up at her door and asks a favour, well kind of bamboozles her really, and by the time Angela has gone, Missy has acquired a dog called Bob.
Thus creating a wonderful friendship that only one can have with a dog.
With the commitment of owning a dog, Missy begins to venture out of the house, and starts to interact with other people in the community, and as much as she doesn’t like to admit it,she kind of starts to enjoy herself.
This was such a wonderful story, and by the end I had a big tear rolling down my face.
This is the authors debut novel, and if this is what she is starting with, I’m sure she will have a fantastic writing career in front of her.
If you liked stories like Eleanor Olliphant, then you will LOVE this one.
Coming in February 2020, keep your eyes peeled for this one, I think it is going to BLOW UP!!
*Many thanks to the Author, Netgalley and Harper Collins UK for my copy of this book
About the Book
Prickly. Stubborn. Terribly lonely.
But everyone deserves a second chance…
A dazzling debut for 2020 – are you ready to meet Missy Carmichael?
Missy Carmichael’s life has become small.
Grieving for a family she has lost or lost touch with, she’s haunted by the echoes of her footsteps in her empty home; the sound of the radio in the dark; the tick-tick-tick of the watching clock.
Spiky and defensive, Missy knows that her loneliness is all her own fault. She deserves no more than this; not after what she’s done. But a chance encounter in the park with two very different women opens the door to something new.
Another life beckons for Missy, if only she can be brave enough to grasp the opportunity. But seventy-nine is too late for a second chance. Isn’t it?