Written by Fiona Collins
Two sisters. Two very different lives…
Meg simply doesn’t have time for men in her life. Instead, she has a strictly one-date rule, survives on caffeine and runs one of the biggest model agencies from her smart office in London. That is, until she collapses one day at work and the doctor orders her to take some R&R in the country…
Sarah is used to being stuck behind tractors and the slow pace of her cosy village life. But now her children are all grown-up (and her ex-husband long forgotten) she’s ready to change things up a bit – starting with taking back her old job in the city!
After a devastating falling out, the sisters haven’t spoken in years. Swapping houses, cars, everything is the only option – surely they’ll be able to avoid bumping into each other?
Absolutely Charming and Funny Too!
A truly entertaining book! Family, careers and perhaps even a touch of romance ..
Two sisters, one with a home in the country, the other with a small flat in the capital and twenty years since they had any contact whatsoever. In the meantime Meg has built a successful business while Sarah has married, divorced and has raised her twins single-handed. Meg has never met the children although, with one of them about to head off to university, they are hardly children any more. And that’s not the only thing which is going to change! Circumstances mean that Sarah is heading for the city and Meg needs a base in the country; just as she is about to phone Sarah, her mobile rings and it’s Sarah calling her! They agree to swap homes for the next eight weeks. An arrangement which suits both, and with the moves imminent, neither of them has the time – or the desire – for an honest heart-to-heart about their past. Will Sarah be able to settle in the metropolis – and will Meg be bored in the countryside? And will they ever manage to just be honest with each other?
This is an absolutely charming read. It’s one of those novels which I just flew through; always something going on and story unfolds at quite a pace. With smooth, flowing writing, a great storyline and realistic characters with many foibles and quirks, this is a tremendously entertaining book and one I have completely appreciated. Some really crazy situations will have you giggling uncontrollably and the next touching scene will have you reaching for the tissues. Would I recommend it? Absolutely! This is my first Fiona Collins book but I can see me reading many more.
My thanks to publishers HQ Digital for approving my request via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1334 KB
- Print Length: 384 pages
- Publisher: HQ Digital
- Publication Date: 1 June 2018
- Link to Buy: http://amzn.eu/c16hGej
Meet the Author
Fiona Collins lives in the Essex countryside with her husband, three children and the noisiest cat in England.
She likes to write feisty, funny novels about proper, grown up women. She writes furiously at her kitchen table whilst the children are at school. She often startles the postman by coming to the door wearing a hideous cardigan and shortbread crumbs.
Fiona studied Film & Literature at Warwick University and has had many former careers including TV presenting in Hong Kong, radio traffic presenter and film & television extra. She has kissed Gerard Butler and once had her hand delightfully close to George Clooney’s bum.
You can follow Fiona on Twitter @FionaJaneBooks