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What happens when the kids leave home....,
This review is from: The Empty Nesters (Paperback)
The Empty Nesters is a savvy look at what happens to parents when their children depart from the family home and they are left to reinvent life without them. It is observant, enjoyable, the characters are well drawn and the pace doesn't flag. I was certainly kept guessing until the end. So many children now go to university and we looked at this through the eyes of the mothers, fathers AND the children. As a lot of people have their children a bit later in life these days, this empty nest syndrome can often arrive at the same time as a mid life crisis and I liked the way that each of the parents behaved in such different ways. Especially the dads! I think a lot of children get pressured into going to uni and the reaction of the children seemed really true to life. There were lots of twists and turns and Nina Bell certainly delivered a cracking narrative. I liked this book as much as Sisters-in-Law, my favourite Nina Bell book to date.