Rosie Jackson is beginning to slowly come to terms with a new life and a new future at the age of sixty-five.
Rosie is bereft when her husband Mike dies. She misses him terribly; even though he wasn’t the love of her life, she feels lonely in her grief, despite being close to her two grown-up daughters. With time away from the family florist business, Rosie has the space to think about the past and what might have been. She remembers a summer with first love Peter as one of the happiest times of her life, but her memories are bittersweet.
After a chance encounter with Peter forty-seven years later, they both begin to wonder ‘what if’ and whether it’s never too late for second chances in love . . .
I am a huge fan of Sue Watson’s novels and have been eagerly awaiting her new novel.
We’ll Alway Have Paris feels almost more grown up than the authors other books. Where as her other novels have a sense of humour and fun throughout them, this one felt that bit more serious.
Now don’t panic as that will not spoil your enjoyment of this wonderful book. The authors trade marks of a strong leading lady as well as a main thread of romance is still very much there. She manages to even still squeeze in the mention of the most mouth watering foods that always has me reaching for the cupboards in search of some gourmet delight, which sadly seems to be lacking in my kitchen.
Through Rosie we see how someone copes with the loss of their much loved other half and how they fight their way through the darkness and start to live again. It also gives us hope that no matter how old we are we should never give up on love and how people are capable of loving more than one person.
Through Rosie’s daughters we also see how much of an adjustment it can be for close family to cope with their loved ones moving on and how it can make relationships fraught at times.
We’ll Always Have Paris is a heartfelt, uplifting and warming story that will capture the readers attention. As with all the authors novels, her characters are realistic and ones that readers can easily relate to. Yet another wonderful novel that will be a hit with fans new and old.
My thanks to Netgalley and Little, Brown Book Group Uk and Sphere for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
We’ll Always have Paris is out today on kindle from Amazon.
About the author:
Sue Watson was a journalist on women’s magazines and national newspapers before working in a career in TV where she was a producer with the BBC. She has published six novels, her most well-known being Love, Lies and Lemon Cake. Originally from Manchester, Sue now lives in the Midlands and writes full time.