There’s always time to help out a stranger…isn’t there?
Supermarket delivery driver Charlie enjoys his new job, because he doesn’t have to spend too long with people, who, he’s found, are nothing but trouble. But when he’s assigned the Hope Row street, he realises there are a lot of lonely people out there – and for some, he’s their only interaction.
The supermarket boss tells Charlie he’s a driver, not a social worker – but Charlie can’t abandon the Hope Row residents and he sets about trying to draw them out of their shells and back into the world. But will his helping hand make everything worse?
Moving and heartwarming, this story of Charlie and his new customers is one of those life affirming, ultimately uplifting reads that we all need from time to time.
For some people the delivery drivers are the only faces they see all day which makes them so much more than just “supermarket man”. This book touches on the loneliness and isolation that some people live in and the need for connection that we a need.
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in this blog tour but all opinions remain my own.