Second Time Around: A Novel
In this latest early novel from bestselling author Marcia Willett, Mathilda Rainbird bequeaths her home to three unknown relatives: twenty-two-year-old Tessa, who misses her dead parents and brother but has learned to live alone; Will, a widower, who is drawn to Mathildaâ€™s housekeeper, Isobel; and Beatrice, a retired prep-school matron who thinks the idea of living wi
Second Time Around centers on a long-time resident of the southwest coast of England, a self-sufficient botanist who in later years who has come to depend on her hous ...more
I won't rehash the story, because it's been done well by other reviewers, but the English coast provides a vivid and scenic backdrop to the story. A series of circumstances, primarily set in motion by the wishes of an elderly lady in her will, bring several unlikely characters together. Each in his or her own way, is escaping from unpleasant situa ...more
This was my first read of hers and it was a pleasant and enjoyable story. The characters were great and the plot was realistic.
I'm now reading my second one of hers. They're being reprinted in the US.
Marcia Willett's early life was devoted to the ballet, but her dreams of becoming a ballerina end ...more