by JoJo Moyes

April 2003
ISBN: 00060012897
Reviewer Graphic Button Harper Collins
Mass Market Paperback

This is the story of three women who are from different generations yet bound together. Joy is the mother who has lost connection with her daughter, Kate. She is pleasantly surprised when Kate asks if she can send Sabine to her grandmother for a visit.

Throughout Sabineís visit she has to make various attitude adjustments while living in her grandparent's home. She becomes quite attached to both of them during the course of her stay. When Kate comes for a visit the two will have to make their own reconciliations with each other, as well as Kate and Joy.

This was a very slow moving story and hard to get into. While enjoyable, it isnít the type of book that grabs you and wonít let go. It is more of an indepth look at the characters, their emotions and their thought processes. This reviewer felt the book didnít pick up until the end and it was only through grit and determination I read that far.

Truthfully, I was tempted to put this down for good so many times before the end. But while the ending was good and the way the women turn out, even certain parts of it were confusing. I would say if a reader devoured all of Maeve Binchy's works, they would probably enjoy the similarities with this story.

Reviewed in November 2004 by Katy.

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