Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Thursdays in the Park by Hilary Boyd

About the Book

Title: Thursdays in the Park
Author: Hilary Boyd
Publication: Quercus, 30 August 2012
Summary: The brightest day of Jeanie's week week is Thursday, the day she takes her granddaughter to the park. There, one day, she meets Ray: kind, easy to talk to, and gorgeous - he is everything her husband of thirty years, George, isn't. But does she have the courage, while facing opposition from all sides, to turn her life upside down for another shot at love?

What I Think

This book is chick lit for grown-ups, and by that I don't mean more sophisticated chick-lit, but that the characters in this book are older than your average chick lit characters. The main character, Jeanie, is in her sixties with a grown-up daughter and a two year old granddaughter and her love interest, Ray, is the same age. I found this really refreshing as the characters weren't dealing with their first relationship, but were questioning relationships that they'd been in for decades. 

A best-seller on amazon, this is an easy read and if you'd like something a little romantic for these dark winter's nights, go ahead and dive in. However, if you're looking for something a little more challenging, this is not the book for you.  

About the Author

Hilary Boyd trained as a nurse and a marriage guidance counsellor before becoming a health journalist. She has published six non-fiction books on health-related subjects such as step-parenting, depression and pregnancy. Thursdays In The Park is her first novel and she has also published Tangled Lives (both Quercus) this year. She is married to film director Don Boyd, has three daughters and lives in London.

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