May stares out to sea, as the tide turns and the gulls wheel and cry. A sackful of memories, there for the taking. But however is she going to get her hands on them?
May Rosevere has reached the grand old age of one-hundred-and-ten, thanks to several slices of toast with butter every morning, a glass (or two) of port, and the wonders of the Cornish sea air – or so she tells everyone.
But there’s much more to May than her remarkable age. She has a secret. One that no one has ever discovered …
59 Memory Lane is a beautiful tale of friendship, love and adventure. I was gifted this book ahead of publication and wholeheartedly devoured the story over a couple of days.
I really liked the characters in this story – even the more annoying ones. What’s a good story without a few frustrating characters thrown in! Their personalities and appearances were written with vivid detail, with a dollop of humour and passion thrown in. I loved that this story has a cast of older characters. The relationships between them was written very well and with a love and respect that translated well across the pages of the story.
The book had an intricately detailed story-line woven into the present day with beautiful windows looking into the past – giving the reader just enough information to pique wondering and interest and keep those pages turning.
I also liked the theme of second chances and living life to its fullest. We are only here once and you need to make the most f what – and who – you have around you.
Emotive writing, poignant plot line and a good pace to keep it going. Highly recommend.