Like in the author’s previous work that I reviewed on my blog, here too, we have slightly older protagonists than your average book of this ilk. This age change provides a different set of issues and plotlines to work into the story.
We have the silent struggle between an established person in the community (George), who has not made any inroads into being part of the community and a new entrant (Nessa) trying to integrate herself into the town’s life the first day. This latter part means that Nessa wants to befriend George as well, given that he is one of her closest neighbours. This is where George’s careful set routine is shaken since he literally does not allow anyone in.
The time window for the bulk of the story is within a short window, but it has some drastic life moments for many people within the pages. I almost read it in one sitting!
Given a chance, I think I would pick up another of the author’s works because the two that I have tried were both easy to read and had very different protagonists with various baggage- before they reach their happily ever after!
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley, the review is entirely based on my own reading experience of this book.