After the death of her husband, Molly struggles to keep their farm afloat. When a distant uncle dies leaving her his house in South Kensington, she decides to leave her financial troubles behind and move to London with her grown-up children. But her dreams of the glamorous bright lights of the city are complicated by her love life as she juggles a handsome artist, a charming Frenchman from her past, and a detestable veterinarian who drives her crazy.
Despite finding her sometimes annoying, I liked the character of Molly: she wasn’t a perfect wife, she isn’t a perfect mother, although she does her best. The unexpected inheritance goes to her head but it is clear that she is a good person at heart and as I read, I grew to like her more and more. I also really liked her three children who, despite being a bit spoilt and selfish, they really care and worry about their mother. As Molly tries to start her new life she gets herself in ridiculous and hilarious situations that made me laugh out aloud. Overall, this is a sparkling and enjoyable novel with a cast of likable and witty characters. (NP)
About Last Night, by Catherine Alliott, is about a woman who gets a second chance if she's willing to take it. The synopsis says: "Molly has moved from London to rural Herefordshire, chasing the Good Life. Swapping the Tube for the saddle, she is living the country dream.
Except that it isn't really her dream. It's her husband David's. And David is, well, rather dead now. Then a distant relative of her late husband kicks the bucket, leaving a London townhouse in her possession, and Molly dares to consider chucking it all in. Quitting the Good Life and going back to her good life.
But there's a problem. A rather tall, handsome problem. In the shape of a man already living in Molly's new house. And when a face appears from her past, Molly is more confused than ever. Will Molly's London dream replace her muddy reality? Do any of the men in her life really have honourable intentions? And has she said goodbye to country life too soon?" About Last Night is out in March 2017.