I picked up Never Greener by Ruth Jones in a charity shop when we visited Derbyshire earlier this year and wrote about the Bookcrossing scheme that it's a part of. I've finally got round to reading it.
"The past has a habit of tracking us down. And tripping us up.
When Kate was twenty-two, she had an intense and passionate affair with a married man, Callum, which ended in heartbreak. Kate thought she'd never get over it.
Seventeen years later, life has moved on - Kate, now a successful actress, is living in London, married to Matt and mother to little Tallulah. Meanwhile Callum and his wife Belinda are happy together, living in Edinburgh and watching their kids grow up. The past, it would seem, is well and truly behind them all.
But then Kate meets Callum again.
And they are faced with a choice: to walk away from each other...or to risk finding out what might have been.
Second chances are a rare gift in life. But that doesn't mean they should always be taken..."
It took me a while after buying this book from a charity shop to actually pick it up and read it, but once I did I couldn't put it down. I didn't always like the characters, and it was a simple storyline, but it held my interest as I wanted to find out how it all played out in the end, and I suppose this is what keeps us reading any book.
I wouldn't say this is at the top of my list of favourite books read this year, but it's certainly made me want to read more from Ruth Jones.
I can now pass the book along in the Bookcrossing scheme. I wonder who will read it next.