I read a post on Julie's Stitchyknitter Journal blog about Casting Off by P I Paris. I enjoy reading reviews on blogs, my 'books to read' list gets ever longer when I read a good write up. I've had this book on my list for a while and when I mentioned this in the comment I left, Julie very kindly said that she'd send me her copy. I'm pleased to say that it surpassed my expectations.
The story about three elderly women first began as a stage play. The seventy minute play toured in 2015 and was so popular that a novel based on the same storyline and featuring innocent Dorothy, prim Miss Ross and worldly-wise Joan was written.
Set in a Highland care home, the three women have to devise a way to raise money when new owners increase the residential fees.
Casting Off is primarily a comedy but it also examines some serious issues such as loneliness, friendship and sacrifice, and it shows how reaching out to strangers can change our lives.
There's some wonderful characters in the book who I fell in love with, some poignant moments and lots of laughs along the way. I can wholeheartedly recommend it.
Thank you, Julie, for passing the book on to me. In the same spirit, I'd like to pass the book along to someone else who fancies reading it. Just leave a comment on this post and I'll choose a winner at random in a week or so.