Written by Hannah Lynn
“A coming of age story for the mid-life crisis generation.”
When George Sibley dies, his only son, Eric, has no idea that his inheritance will come with conditions. Now, if Eric is to ever get his hands on his father’s treasured Aston Martin, he must somehow juggle his hectic career and family life in the city, with regular visits to the small riverside town of Burlam. Life for Eric quickly becomes a chaotic kaleidoscope of grumpy pensioners, wellington boots and vintage auto-mobiles, fraught with heavy machinery mishaps, missed deadlines and drug raids, the result of which leave his marriage, job and sanity hanging in the balance.
Peas, Carrots and an Aston Martin is a light-hearted and humorous tale of a man who reluctantly goes digging amongst the weeds in order to discover his roots.
Entertainment at it’s Finest!
Great story, plenty of laughs and a lot to learn about life .. loved it!
When Eric Selby’s father dies he fully expects, as his only son, to inherit the family house, his deceased mother’s jewellery and his father’s prized Aston Martin. What he didn’t expect was to find that the car came with conditions …
I love the description of this novel as ‘a coming-of-age story for the mid-life crisis generation’. Perfectly apt! This is a bright, fun-filled story of a man who works hard to provide for his wife and daughter; climbing the career ladder is his main focus. Pastimes and hobbies don’t really feature in his life as he is in his office early and doesn’t leave til late. Suddenly he has to find time for something else too – and he’s none too pleased about that!
There are so many opportunities to laugh in this one, balanced out by the obvious strain Eric is put under by trying to please everyone. It’s certainly a book to make the reader ponder on where they are in their own life. One scene in particular had me howling with laughter (you’ll know it when you get there!), and having read the author’s previous novel I was delighted that this one is equally as captivating. I’m excited to see this is first in series, can hardly wait for the next one! Well-plotted, skilfully written and entertainment at it’s finest.
My thanks to the author for alerting me to her work and inviting me to be a part of this blog tour. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: family; mid-life; humour
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 7409 KB
- Print Length: 249 pages
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Publication Date: 4 October 2018
- Purchase Links: Amazon UK
- Amazon US
Meet the Author
Hannah Lynn is an award-winning, genre-defying novelist. Publishing her first book, Amendments – a dark, dystopian speculative fiction novel – in 2015, she has since gone on to write The Afterlife of Walter Augustus – a contemporary fiction novel with a supernatural twist – which won the 2018 Kindle Storyteller Award and the delightfully funny and poignant Peas and Carrots series.
While she freely moves between the genres, her novels are recognisable for their character driven stories and wonderfully vivid description.
She is currently working on a YA Vampire series and a reimaging of a classic Greek myth. Born in 1984, Hannah grew up in the Cotswolds, UK. After graduating from university, she spent ten years as a teacher of physics, first in the UK and then around Asia. It was during this time, inspired by the imaginations of the young people she taught, she began writing short stories for children, and later adult fiction. Now as a teacher, writer, wife and mother, she is currently living in the Austrian Alps.
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