Today’s guest is author Jenny Harper. She will share her favourites to add to your holiday reading list.
My three books:
Sarah Mallery, Sewing Can Be Dangerous, and other Small Threads. A great collection of short stories woven around key historical events – and all with a link to sewing.
Mary Smith, Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni. A non-fiction account of life as a health worker in Afghanistan – vivid, insightful, hilarious, moving.
C L Taylor, The Missing. Fast-moving psychological thriller that really grips you.
My latest novel:
People We Love.
“An engaging and delightful read. Jenny Harper is a most gifted storyteller.” Alexander McCall Smith
‘Thoroughly entertaining’ Katie Fforde
Her life is on hold – until an unlikely visitor climbs in through the kitchen window.
A year after her brother’s fatal accident, Lexie’s life seems to have reached a dead end. She is back home in small-town Hailesbank with her shell-shocked parents, treading softly around their fragile emotions.
As the family business drifts into decline, Lexie’s passion for painting and for her one-time mentor Patrick have been buried as deep as her unexpressed grief, until the day her lunch is interrupted by a strange visitor in a bobble hat, dressing gown and bedroom slippers, who climbs through the window.
Elderly Edith’s batty appearance conceals a secret and starts Lexie on a journey that gives her an inspirational artistic idea and rekindles her appetite for life. With friends in support and ex-lover Cameron seemingly ready to settle down, do love and laughter beckon after all?