A fantastic Maeve Binchy - written specially for the World Book Day Quick Reads promotion.
Dee loves her children very much, but now they are all grown up, shouldn't they leave home?
Rosie moved out when she got married, but it didn't work out, so now she is back with her parents. Helen is a teacher, and doesn't earn enough for a place of her own. Anthony writes songs, and is just waiting for the day when someone will pay him for them. Until then, all three are happy at home. It doesn't cost them anything, and surely their parents like having a full house?
When a crisis occurs, Dee decides things have to change for the whole family...whether they like it or not.
This book should be read by every teenage person, as tells it like it is and not too many young adults realise what goes into maintaining and running a home especially when the mother also goes out work. A well throughout story.
Boring, predictable and simple
Dont waste your money on it. I felt like I was reading something written by a 12th year old.
I love the way Maeve gets you into the heart of her characters, the ones in this short story are no exception. I think we all know people just like these, honest and flawed, selfish and thoughtless. The "happy endings" we're perhaps a bit predictable, but who cares!