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The Love Story of Missy Carmichael

By Beth Morrey

Rating: 3.5/5

Favourite Quote:

“Sometimes the loneliness was overpowering. Not just the immediate loneliness of living in a huge house on my own, loved ones far away, but a more abstract, galactic isolation, like a leaking boat bobbing in open water, no anchor or land in sight. I might sink, or just float farther and father out, and I wasn't sure which was worse".

Thoughts: It is definitely a cross between Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and The Story or Arthur Truluv. Boy meets girl. Girl meets boy. Woman meets dog...

It is a slow burn but once you get invested in the characters you won’t want to put it down. A 79 year old woman’s finds her self alone with her kids grown up and moved out and now she must deal with feelings she’s covered up her entire life on top of the isolation. I enjoyed reading her transition and how a dog allowed her the confidence to open and connect with others.

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