#bookreview Three Things About Elsie by Joanne Cannon published by HarperCollins UK

Amazon blurb:

There are three things you should know about Elsie.

The first thing is that she’s my best friend.

The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better.

And the third thing… might take a little bit more explaining.

84-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, Florence wonders if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light; and, if the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man who died sixty years ago?

My reading experience:

Firstly I would like to thank the author, publisher and Netgalley for my free ARC.

This is a story to read slowly and absorb the warmth of the characters and to be mindful of the details. Cannon has written a wonderful second book that captures the same vein of insight into the human condition and this book will not disappoint.

Florence is experiencing the trouble with old age – forgetfulness and nostalgia. She’s started to think more on her old friend Elsie. As the past and present are coloured in, a new resident to the care home where Florence resides sends her mind spinning, and readers are twirled into a fascinating tale that may leave you brimming over with different emotions hard to unravel.

I highly recommend this book.


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