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A Summer Fling (THE FOUR SEASONS) Paperback – 29 Apr 2010
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Milly Johnson is an experienced public speaker and broadcaster and contributes regularly to her local Barnsley press, as well as appearing at literary festivals, plus radio and TV appearances. She is very active on social media.
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The story is based around a group of women who work together in the head office for a supermarket. They know each other but only on the most superficial basis, acquaintances rather than friends, hiding their inner problems and turmoil behind polite smiles and chirpy ‘good morning’s! This all changes with the arrival of the new head of department, Christie. With her strong personality, love of bright colours and warm heart, Christie brings the women together and they all find the friendship and support that they have previously lacked, causing them to all take a long hard look at their lives.
There is Anna, suffering in silence after her fiancé leaves her for a younger woman; Dawn who is in the process of planning her wedding by herself; Grace, stuck in a loveless marriage to Gordon, Raychel, married to the love of her life but struggling under the weight of a terrible secret and, finally, Christie, the new boss and the lady who is going to bring them all together.
The characters themselves are all very believable and I felt as though I really got to know them throughout the length of the story.
Whilst I really liked all of the female characters, I particularly warmed to Raychel, a damaged sole who, having married the love of her life, should be full of the excitement of young love and looking forward to starting her married life, and yet she is living with such a terrible dark secret that she struggles to look ahead past their day-to-day existence.
The book is set in Barnsley, Yorkshire, in the north of England, which feels as though the perfect setting for the story, the supermarket and the characters.
It would be easy for this story to have become very anti-male, bearing in mind that a number of the men in this particular book are insensitive at best. However Milly has managed to write a very pro-female book without it taking on too much of a militant-feminist feel!
This book is overwhelmingly about friendship and the strength and support that friends can provide when everything seems to be falling down around you. The woman are all going through some desperately bad times and yet their burgeoning friendship brings some light and hope into all of lives. The book also deals with some difficult subjects, such as homophobia, racism, domestic violence, adultery and miscarriage in a sensitive and compassionate way.
This is the kind of book where you could sit down with a cup of tea for a Sunday afternoon read and completely lose yourself in the story, not looking up again until you realise that it’s gone dark outside. It is a truly heartwarming tale packed with humour, fun, emotion and compassion.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I am look forward to reading more from the pile of Milly Johnson’s books that are currently sat on my bookcase waiting to be picked up.
It feels like a family all inter connected, warm, kind and very loving
Fabulous I have preordered the new book which will come out whilst I am on holiday and I will love having the time to enjoy it
Keep up the good work Milly I enjoy seeing Wakefield in your books as this is my home town, I am thinking I should move to Barnsley though
The story follows five women - Grace (married to Gordon and step mother to his kids); Chrissie (the girls new boss); Raychel (married to Ben); Dawn (about to get married to Callum); Anna (recently split up who fiancé Tony). All the women have separate little stories and troubles and they become firm friends.
This is what I love about Milly's books - she's not afraid to tackle some serious issues but really well. Grace's story was probably the saddest. I really liked all the women and found myself racing through the book, wanting to know what happened.
This is my favourite Milly Johnson book so far and I really hope she writes a sequel to it. I want to know more about the characters!
I loved the friendships that grew between the main characters and how that helped each character grow and make themselves better themselves.
Was a wonderful feel good read. Would reccomended this book
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