‘A touching, deftly written debut that celebrates
community and kindness’ Sunday Times
Seventy-nine is too late for a second chance. Isn’t it?
Missy Carmichael is prickly, stubborn – and terribly lonely. Until a chance encounter in the park with two very different women opens the door to something new. Something wonderful.
Missy was used to her small, solitary existence, listening to her footsteps echoing around the empty house, the tick-tick-tick of the watching clock. After all, she had made her life her way.
Now another life is beckoning to Missy – if she’s brave enough…
‘A touching, deftly written debut that celebrates community and kindness’ Sunday Times
‘Moving and optimistic… will delight readers right up to the very last page’ Stylist
‘Bittersweet, tender, thoughtful and uplifting . . . I loved it’ Nina Stibbe
'Bittersweet, tender, thoughtful and uplifting. Reminds you that everyone deserves a second chance. I loved it' Nina Stibbe, Reasons to be Cheerful 'A touching, deftly written debut that celebrates community and kindness' Sunday Times 'A thought-provoking, uplifting read that is far from predictable' The Independent 'Tender, funny and thoughtful... wholeheartedly celebrates second chances and the power of friendship' Daily Express 'Moving and optimistic... will delight readers right up to the very last page' Stylist 'A beautiful story about love, loss, guilt and the power of friendship' Jill Mansell, Maybe This Time 'The most beautiful and moving book I've read in a long time' Emma Flint, Little Deaths 'A story of friendship and having a second chance at life - one to savour' Woman & Home '[A] glorious debut... simply stunning' Woman's Weekly 'A generous-hearted story showing the transformative power of friendship and community... fabulously enjoyable' Sarah Haywood, The Cactus 'A heartwarming tale of sacrifice, courage and reward - a hymn to the power of basic human kindness' Rosie Walsh, The Man Who Didn't Call 'A soulful, refreshing and tender book, written with grace, humour and empathy' Stephanie Butland, Lost for Words 'Moving but not sentimental... [a character] as complex, frustrating, vulnerable and surprising as any I've met in print' Eleanor Wasserberg, Foxlowe 'A truly uplifting 'coming-of-old novel with a subtle twist' Saga 'A heartfelt reminder of the affirmative joy of being kind to others, and to yourself' Piers Torday, The Lost Magician 'Exquisitely written and uplifting... A book to hold close when you've finished' Katy Regan, Little Big Love
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