Friday, April 6, 2018

The Wight Thing by Elisabeth Marrion - book review

Eight friends meet up after the untimely death of Isabelle´s husband. Having never lost sight of each other since their university days and now retired, they seize the moment and formulate a plan to search for a place where they could all live together. As they embark on this new journey, secrets begin to emerge.

Christine harbours a longing which she has never acted upon, while Steve dreads his next doctor´s appointment. Isabelle is hiding the biggest truth of all, which, if it comes to life, could have devastating consequences.

Is friendship enough to keep them together?

 My review 

The author has created a delightful story set in England, which focuses on the lives of a group of long-time friends. Although life had taken each of them on different paths, their friendship never falters.

We pick up the story at a time where the children have fled the nest and retirement looms in the distance. It is at this point that the idea of buying a house to accommodate everyone on the Isle of Wight takes center stage.

With careful planning, the lively group visits a variety of available homes on the holiday island. Over the course of a getaway week, we learn about the various issues that threatened the idyllic golden years of these fast friends.

Will the group forge ahead and bring the dream to fruition, or will life, as has happened in the past, cause them to go their separate ways?

No spoilers here. You will fall in love with these characters and will be rooting for them until the very last page. Well done, Ms. Marrion.

Purchase Options:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

About the Author

Elisabeth was born in August 1948 in Hildesheim, Germany. her father was a Corporal in the RAF stationed after WWII in the British occupied zone in Germany, where he met her mother, Hilde.

Elisabeth and her mother shared their love for Art, both were performing at their local theatre from a young age. As a teenager, she enjoyed reading novels and plays by Oscar Wilde, Thornton Wilder, Ernest Hemingway and short stories by Guy de Maupassant. More recently she felt inspired by 'Rabbit-proof fence', a true story written by Doris Pilkington.

In 1969 she moved to England and married David from Liverpool. Together they worked throughout the Far East and Sub Continent, spending a large amount of their time in Bangladesh. There they helped their manufacturer to build a school in the rural part of the Country.

For inspiration, Elisabeth puts on her running shoes for a run through the New Forest.

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