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  • Relatable

    This is a very perceptive look at life for well established adults who are still finding their way in life whether it’s due to moving back with their parents after the end of a relationship, dealing with an empty nest or other reasons. It features four very different but acutely portrayed individuals who are all linked albeit tenuously. I found it told four different life stories in a very engaging style and ran them parallel in a way that worked well. It made me think about my own life but entertained me too, it’s wonderfully thought provoking and relevant.

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  • Engaging & Enticing!

    Oooh, this is so good! Engaging and enticing, I really enjoyed it. With four characters to follow, there is always plenty to keep the reader going with this one. Four very different people, in varying stages of their lives make for riveting reading . . . I love the way this is written. Unravelling slowly, I found myself completely invested in the story. The characterisation is absolutely fantastic; there are those you will love, those you will loathe (trust me, if you read it you will know exactly which one that is), those you empathise and sympathise with and those you just want to give a good slap! The events themselves are very well thought out and beautifully written, resulting in a soul-touching, heart-warming and bittersweet novel which I'm so happy to recommend. I actually cheered for one character - you'll easily know who! I can imagine that this author is very good at people watching. Just different enough to make it stand out and well worth 4.5*. 

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  • Enjoyable look at different life stages

    Eleanor, stuck in a loveless marriage of servitude, and Andrew, recently dumped and back living with his parents, are still trying to work out how to be grownups. Through flashbacks we are shown Eleanor's history, and perhaps more importantly, her father's history, as he emerges as the pivotal character of the story. Eleanor, Andrew and other peripheral characters are all satellites guiding Conrad back to the point when he had to make the choice to be a grown up and do the right thing. But which choice was the 'grown up' thing to have made? This book had a very slow start, and there were times I was tempted to abandon it, but I'm glad I persisted, because I enjoyed the ending. There were parts that were hinted at which I would have liked to have had explored more (the history between Roger and Conrad; how the painting got damaged etc), and it was most satisfying reading the actual grownups telling their adult children how to grow up. **I received an advance copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**

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  • A good read

    A slow moving book with multitude of characters where I got to see their life and understand their ways of being. I liked Eleanor whose husband Roger was an absolute boor whom I hated. My first book by the author, I read the story in bits and pieces. The concept was nice, the writing flowed well. I couldn't connect to the characters, but I found the story okay. Overall, a good read.

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  • Cute read

    I was so excited to receive this book as an ARC thanks to Netgalley. This book had a lot of good parts but it was incredibly slow moving and honestly could have been about 50 pages shorter. I was rooting for Eleanor (I won’t give any spoilers) and I did enjoy how all the main characters had stories intertwined. In the end it was a cute book and I do hope to try more from this author.

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