In the wake of Deborah Moggach's The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (and its hugely popular film adaptation), the appetite and need for stories about love and relationships in later life has never been greater.A gorgeous, if slightly indulgent, summer read.
This is a lovely, warm story about second chances
A love story with a positive message that mature women can enjoy passion and romance.
Fanny has made this little corner of womankind, with all its humour and trials and tribulations, her own
Loved Our Summer Together...So engaging, insightful and honest about marriage, motherhood and second chances
Praise for the uplifting, feelgood read of the year: Our Summer Together is a true celebration of love and life in all its forms; full of joy, hope and triumph
A truly thought-provoking and inspiring read. So much we do not know and have yet to learn. I loved it!
A lovely read...like the blossom bursting into life on the cherry trees
This warm, wise, witty book is about love in its many complicated manifestations: love of men, love of children and grand-children, home and friends. It's also a joyous account of how a recovering people pleaser takes control of her own life when the odds are stacked against her. Fanny Blake's gift is for making her characters so real they leap off the page. I loved it
A hopeful, warm, generous-hearted novel about how love transcends difference
A great summer read full of hope.
Loved it...a beautiful story of coming back to life in middle age, full of love, joy and hope
Fanny Blake writes brilliantly about women of a certain age, and this latest is her best yet. It's richly emotional, sharply perceptive and full of fabulous lifestyle detail
I LOVED Our Summer Together. It's the perfect, intelligent, moreish, uplifting read, with characters who are completely believable and real...poignant and uplifting
Move over, Joanna Trollope - Fanny Blake has arrived. No-one does family and friendship better than Fanny: the crises, the dilemmas, the divided loyalties, the betrayals. Our Summer Together is the charming story of a woman who has the courage to follow her heart despite everyone's disapproval. Warm, funny, wise and relatable. A perfect summer read
Warm, wise and beautifully observed. No one understands the middle-aged women's 5am fears and unexpected joys better than Fanny Blake
Warm, wise and wonderfully addictive...this is a book that really speaks to our generation
A publisher for many years before becoming a freelance journalist and writer, this acutely observant storyteller's warm, wise and uplifting novels have given new heart and hope to middle-aged women who feared that life and love ended with the arrival of the big 60.