Friendship lost and found again.
Jealousy destroyed their friendship decades ago, but now they need each other more than ever ...
Once upon a time Daisy Miller and Kate Hannaford were the best of friends, sharing the woes of shift work and nursing, the delights of days off together in their small country town, and the joys of blossoming romances. They couldn't imagine not being the best of friends. Until they weren't.
Now bearing down on their 70s, life hasn't gone the way either woman expected. Daisy is back in town, homeless and reduced to couch-surfing at her granddaughter's place. Meanwhile, a recently widowed Kate is facing the harsh reality that the home and lifestyle she worked so hard for is hollow comfort when there's no one to share it with.
More than three decades have passed since the demise of their friendship. Although neither will admit it, they are lonely and in desperate need of a friend. But they can't agree on anything, most of all what it was that brought about the unravelling of their friendship all those years ago.
Will Daisy and Kate find it in themselves to finally face the past, rediscover what drew them together in the first place, and forgive each other for how it all went wrong for the sake of a new and lasting friendship?
A compelling exploration of the waxing and waning of friendships; how precious they are, and the heartbreak that happens when it all comes undone.
'Meredith Appleyard reveals the layers and challenges of life and relationships with warmth and wisdom.' - Bestselling Australian author Tricia Stringer
'There is great comfort to be found in a Meredith Appleyard novel.' - Better Reading
A beautiful, relatable story
I found this book hard to put down. So many women can probably find part of themselves in Daisy and Kate.
Youthful friends separate as they fall into their own directions and lose touch or unknowingly feel inadequate when comparing their successes & failures.
A celebration of aging and so many pearls of wisdom in this story.