After a health scare, 77 year-old spinster Barbara goes to convalesce in the sleepy Somerset village of Winsleigh Green with her sister Pauline, who is now a widow. The sisters are like chalk and cheese – Barbara, outspoken and aloof and Pauline, good natured and homely – so it’s not long before the tension starts to rise.
But when Pauline accidentally knocks down a vagrant who goes by the name of Bisto Mulligan, the ladies find themselves with another houseguest. As he recovers, it becomes apparent that Bisto is not who he first seemed, and as the sisters get to know the kind and courageous man he really is, it’s clear Bisto has the potential to change both of their lives.
As the spring turns to summer, and Winsleigh Green comes to life, can the three friends make the changes they need to, to embrace fresh starts, new loves, new lives and new horizons. Or do old habits die too hard?
This is a story of two sisters, who learn to fall back in love again, in more than one way. It was heartwarming, fuzzy and very amusing. I was invested in the two main characters from the very beginning and both of their journeys. I love reading about the village, I could image being there which I was flicking through the pages.
It was written very well with believable dialogue and flowing language throughout.
I would recommend this book! You’ll fall in love with the sisters.