Sometimes it’s the things we don’t say that we need others to hear the loudest . . .
Izzy has always taken everything in her stride but motherhood is proving more difficult than she thought. She keeps telling herself it’s just a phase but the dark clouds are starting to appear.
Neighbour and widower Arthur might be in the winter of his life but he’s not ready to be packed off to a care home. He’s determined to do things his way.
When Izzy hears about Arthur’s big move, she offers to help. But Arthur isn’t telling her the whole story. It takes courage to admit you need a friend and when you feel invisible, all you need is a ray of hope. After all, what if the best is yet to come?
This was a sweet, moving story about friendship and life. Arthur thinks he’s ready to join his beloved Pearl, but then he meets neighbour Izzy and her newborn daughter Evie, who help him see that life doesn’t have to be over.
Both Izzy and Arthur need help, and their bond provides so much to them both. Their intergenerational friendship is lovely and genuine. It made me think of my grandparents who I miss a lot as I haven’t seen them in such a long time. Older people have so many interesting stories and knowledge to share, a wealth of experience. We all should tap into that if we can.
This was a perfect book to curl up and read, some chocolate and tissues at hand.
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.