Title: SUMMER IN THE CITY
Author: PAULINE MCLYNN
This, for me, is Pauline McLynn best book yet.
On a quiet cul-de-sac in London, two women are nursing their respective loses.
Lucy has been betrayed and deserted by the husband she loved and trusted implicitly. Not only did he disappear, he also took all her money with him. So now she's living from her small car.
Helen is trying to survive the ultimate loss any person could ever have to deal with, but appears to be stuck.
But now, with Lucy's arrival on the cul-de-sac, things start to move for both of them.
And the other inhabitants there, all with issues, small and big, of their own, create the ideal environment for trust, love and more importantly love and self-belief to surface again.
There isn't anybody in this story who doesn't learn something about him/herself and life, during the course of this book.
This story is at times heart-breakingly sad and at other times laugh out loud funny, with a full range of emotions in between.
All characters get the required amount of attention. I was never left feeling that I should have been told more about one character or another. And that in itself makes this a fabulous and very satisfying read.
This woman needs to publish more books!