Nancy de Freitas is the glue that holds her family together. Caught between her ageing, ailing mother, Frances, and her struggling daughter, Louise, a frequent user of Nancy's babysitting services, it seems Nancy's fate is to quietly go on shouldering the burden of responsibility for all four generations. Her divorce four years ago put paid to any thoughts of a partner to share her later years with. Now it looks like her family is all she has.
Then she meets Jim. Smoker, drinker, unsuccessful country singer and wearer of cowboy boots, he should be completely unsuited to the very together Nancy. And yet there is a real spark. But Nancy's family don't trust Jim one bit. They're convinced he'll break her heart, maybe run off with her money - he certainly distracts her from her family responsibilities. Can she be brave enough to follow her heart? Or will she remain glued to her family's side and walk away from one last chance for love?
©2016 Hilary Boyd (P)2016 WF Howes
Both the story and the performance were disappointing. Solutions to the problems were sudden and lacked logic. Some big lasting problems were solved in a few sentences; very unbelievable.
As for the narrator: The slow speed she used for the male voices, made them sound slightly retarded.
It may have been slightly better to have a male voice as well. Although Maggie Nash did a great job it, the story involved a lot of males and it did detract from my enjoyment as Ms Nash's gravel tones sometimes didn't quite hit the mark. Great book though
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