Meet the residents of number 24 in the warm, witty and wonderful new novel from bestselling author Juliet Ashton.
When your marriage falls apart, the last place you’d want your husband to move to is downstairs. Unfortunately for Sarah, up in the eaves at number 24, her ex-husband now lives one floor beneath her with his new wife. Their happiness floats up through the floorboards, taunting her.
A child psychologist, Sarah has picked up great sadness from the little girl, Una, who lives with her careworn mother three floors below, but is Sarah emotionally equipped to reach out?
The Spring brings a new couple to the house. Jane and Tom‘s zest for life revives the flagging spirits, and Sarah can’t deny the instant attraction to handsome Tom. Having seen at first hand what infidelity does to people, she’ll never act on it … but the air fizzes with potential.
The sunshine doesn’t reach every corner of number 24, however. Elderly Mavis, tucked away in the basement, has kept the world at bay for decades. She’s about to find out that she can’t hide forever.
Juliet Ashton weaves a story of love, friendship and community that will move you to laughter and to tears. Think Cold Feet meets David Nicholls, with a dash of the joy of Jill Mansell added for good measure.
This story centres on the people who live in the apartments at number 24. Sarah is the main character and through her we get to know the other residents also.
There is a whole package of different characters, some more likeable than others. Sarah and Mavis had to be my favourite. Sarah is someone who could be any of us. She has had a lot go on in her life and I loved her strengths and vulnerability. Mavis is your classic nosy old neighbour who likes to know all the going ons and whose tolerance level seems to be very low. There is something about her though that is intriguing as like Sarah, I wanted to get to know her better.
I love how there lots of different threads going off in different directions but yet all tie in wonderfully together. This way we get to find out about each character and have a whole array of story lines that make this a page turner of a read.
The Woman At Number 24 is a wonderful story that the reader can escape into. It is jam packed full of romance, friendship as well as the most fabulous shocks and surprises. Who knew that a book in this genre could have so many twists and turns. Great read and will certainly be reading more by the author.
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