A feel-good tale of unlikely friendship, community and learning to live life in the slow lane, perfect for fans of Clare Pooley and Hazel Prior
Daniel isn’t used to living life in the slow lane. So when he finds himself unexpectedly jobless and back in his old Cornish hometown, he can’t sit still.
Hazel used to be adventurous too. But now widowed and in her eighties, she barely leaves the house. When she sees an advert for Daniel’s new walking club, she grabs at the chance of some excitement.
Daniel’s heart sinks when he sees that the only person who’s turned up for his walking club is the crazy old lady from two doors down.
But what he doesn’t expect is to discover that Hazel is one of the most fascinating people he’s ever met . . .
A gorgeous, warm and uplifting story about friendship, community, adventure and the joy of walking.
Surprises & Pleasures Abound!
A lovely, gentle read about love and friendship.
Daniel couldn’t wait to leave home as soon as he could; and after years of travelling and working abroad, he has returned. Living in his recently deceased Gran’s house, he soon meets Hazel, a widowed neighbour who rarely goes out these days. When Daniel decides to start a walking group, he envisages leading a brisk charge along the cliff path. When the only person to turn up is Hazel – complete with walking stick – he briefly considers cancelling, but her enthusiasm is catching and off they go. Week by week, the numbers grow and Hazel comes out of her shell, making Daniel realise that there is more to her than he first thought . . .
This is a soothing tale of friendship, family, expectations and coming to maturity. Daniel and Hazel are both well-crafted characters but there is so much more to this novel. With something always happening, it develops into a really heart-warming read and one I enjoyed. Surprises and pleasures abound in this one, and it is guaranteed to leave readers with a warm feeling of happiness. A truly lovely read which I’m happy to recommend to everyone looking for feel-good fiction. 4*.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy and to Literally PR for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: contemporary romance
- Format: ebook, paperback, audiobook
- Size: 365 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster
- Publication Date: 26 May 2022
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Rosa Temple began her career writing romantic comedy and chick lit novellas, short stories and books because of her passion for what she calls the ‘early chick lit films’, like: Sabrina, Barefoot In the Park and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. She honed her skills as a ghost writer, gaining experience writing romance novellas and book series, with sweet themes as well as steamy novels for adult readers. She now specialises in contemporary romance and romantic comedies. Rosa is the author of four novels; Playing By the Rules, Playing Her Cards Right and Playing for Keeps as well as The Slow Lane Walkers Club. Rosa Temple is a Londoner who recently moved to the beautiful countryside of Ross-On-Wye in Herefordshire. She is married to a musician and has two sons.
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