Jeanie has been married for thirty years, but her husband George has become so cold and distant she may as well be alone. Surely, at just sixty, a loveless marriage can't be the only thing left on the horizon? Then, one Thursday in autumn, Jeanie meets Ray in the park, and a chance meeting blossoms into a friendship.
They talk, laugh, share hopes and secrets and heartbreaks.
They offer each other a second chance at life and love.
But will they have the courage to take it?
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5 Words: Secrets, family, love, life, relationships.
This was a perfect read for when the evenings are drawing in.
I loved Jeanie, and how despite her age she still had dreams and aspirations, she wasn't content to be old and do old-people-things. She kept her character, she kept who she was, despite a husband trying very hard to stop her for so much of her life. So many older characters in books seem content to be old and I loved reading Jeanie's joie de vivre.
This is definitely not a super-slow, relaxing read. Despite the languorous (and quite sad) beginning, it goes on to pack a surprising punch with its pace and its wit and is thoroughly enjoyable. I couldn't put it down!
Don't let the age of the protagonist put you off - I'm in my mid twenties and found this book refreshing and delightful.