Meet Lucy, aged 25, and Brenda, aged 79. Neighbours and unlikely friends.
Lucy Baker is not your usual 25-year-old. She is more at home reading and knitting in her cluttered little flat than going out partying and socialising.
79-year-old Brenda is full of wise and wonderful advice, but when she’s diagnosed with dementia her life begins to change. Before her memories slip away for ever, Brenda is desperate to fulfil one last wish – to see Lucy happy.
Gifting Lucy the locket that helped Brenda find her own true love, she hopes to push her reticent neighbour in the right direction. But is Lucy Baker ready for the opportunities and heartbreaks of the real world? It’s about time she put her knitting needles aside and found out…
The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker will be the most charming, heart-warming and feel-good novel you will read this year, perfect for fans of Ruth Hogan and Gail Honeyman.
As soon I saw the cover for this book I knew it was one I wanted to read – the blurb sounded really good too so I couldn’t wait to get started!
Brenda is an excellent character but I have to say that I loved Lucy’s character, she was really well developed and a lovely believable character – and I could see a lot of myself in her personality too!
This book was a delightful read, it gave me a warm hug and is a truly heart-warming read. The plot is easy to follow, it is a slow burner in places but that works well for the subject and the genre. I do love fast paced reads but every now and again I fancy something more sedate and this hit the spot perfectly. It was a book I could dip in and out of if I wanted and I enjoyed more than one lunch break escaping with the characters – it was bliss!
This is a charming and heart-warming read, definitely 5 stars from me for this story – I loved it, very highly recommended!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jenni Keer is a history graduate who embarked on a career in contract flooring before settling in the middle of the Suffolk countryside with her antique furniture restorer husband.
She has valiantly attempted to master the ancient art of housework but with four teenage boys in the house it remains a mystery.
Instead, she spends her time at the keyboard writing women’s fiction to combat the testosterone-fuelled atmosphere with her number one fan #Blindcat by her side.
Much younger in her head than she is on paper, she adores any excuse for fancy-dress and is part of a disco formation dance team.
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Website – https://jennikeer.co.uk/
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