Saving Missy: The most heartwarming debut of 2020
Boy meets girl. Girl meets boy. Woman meets dog...
The world has changed around Missy Carmichael. At seventy-nine, ...more
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Well, I was waiting my friends to have a lunch break. They occupied in work places so I carried this book not to get bored and do something useful ...more
“At my age, reading obituaries is a generational hazard, contemporaries dropping off, one by one; each announcement an empty chamber in my own little revolver. For a while I tried to turn a blind eye, as if ignoring death could somehow fob it off. But people kept dying and other people kept writing about it, and some perverse imp obliged me to keep up to date.”
Missy had finally made her mind up to go to ...more
The story begins when we first meet Missy. She is 79 years old, her husband is gone, her son and family live in Australia and she has fallen out with her daughter. She is sad and lonely and not really coping. As events take over and her situation changes chapters from the past are introduced and we find out exactly how much she has to deal with. ...more
Missy Carmichael is 79, lives in London and is lonely. Her children ...more
The characters in this book are absolutely delightful. They each bring something to Missy to help her forgive herself and to mend the relationships with her two children that ...more
Missy Carmichael is an elderly widow feeling the desolate loneliness of a large empty house now that her husband is no longer with her and her two children have moved on with their lives. Son Alistair is living in Australia and keeps in touch via email but Missy is finding it hard to have anything interesting to email about. Whilst her daughter, Melanie, lives closer their relationship is strained after an argument and they very rarely have contact.
Saving Missy is the first novel by British author, Bath Morrey. Now that dear her son Alistair and her sweet little grandson Arthur have returned to Australia after their Christmas visit, Missy can admit to herself that she is desperately lonely. Their big house ...more
This is a delightful book, the demographics will mostly appeal to older readers, parents who have survived teenagers and young adults holding breath for the moment when they leave home! Ahh! the tranquility.
However, the thought of the empty nest is not a joyous one for the main character, Missy (Millicent) who is similar to those women who have given up all ideas of a career after ...more
She is dealing with the loss of her beloved husband to whose life and career she devoted herself to. Her beloved son and grandson have relocated to Australia and she is ...more
‘Such crushing silence. It seemed like my whole life had been a cacophony, a constant buzzing and background chatter, and then Leo went and there was suddenly total and absolute stillness. Stillness, and silence and space. What I’ ...more
Missy (Millicent) thought she was destined to live a lonely existence for the rest of her twilight years. Her darling husband Leo sadly isn’t with her anymore. Missy lives in their large and mostly empty house including an attic filled with fascinating things of the past and valuable pieces. It’s a home too big and lonely ...more
Missy is in her late 70’s, she lives at home by herself and is living a very lonely life and only leaves the house when absolutely necessary. She has basically given up all hope on life until one day she goes for a walk in the park and meets Sylvie and Angela and from there her life begins to take on new meaning and ...more
I wasn't prepared for the emotions that this book brought to life in me but I am so glad that I got to experience this special story, and it truly is an experience.
Meet Missy. She is seventy-nine years old and living in the large home which she used to share with her beloved husband, Leo, and her two children who are all grown up and gone now. Missy is used to being alone but it doesn't mean that she enjoys it. When she starts to ...more
If I had to sum up this book in just a few words, I would say it is about friendships, and the power of people to save each other. Missy is a woman in her ...more
A bit prickly.
And it’s all her fault….
But does Missy deserve a second chance?
Saving Missy is the debut novel from Beth Morrey. It will be published with Harper Collins on February 6th and is described as ‘2020’s most astonishing debut’ After the first few chapters I fell in love with Missy and I know you will too….
Millicent (Missy) Carmichael is seventy-nine years of age. She lives in a big house that she is struggling to maintain. This is her home, the ...more
Seventy-nine year old Millicent ‘Missy’ Carmichael lives in a large, spartan home in central London. Her husband, Leo, is gone, her son, Alistair, his wife and her beloved grandson, Arthur, have emigrated to Australia, and she hasn’t spoken to her daughter, Melanie, in almost a year. Having devoted her life to her family, she now finds herself alone, and lonely, dwelling on ...more
Saving Missy: 2020’s most astonishing debut«Saving Missy» is essentially a character study, a tale of life, love, mistakes, and forgiveness.
I’m so glad that I requested this book on NetGalley and it was approved! Otherwise, I would ...more
Millicent (Missy) Carmichael is nearing 79 years of age, lonely, and alone. Her son Alistair and grandson Arthur have just returned home to Australia, she doesn’t have much contact with her daughter Melanie. Missy had devoted her life to her husband Leo and her children. Now she has time on her hands, and nothing much to do. Alone in her home with memories, Missy decides to venture out to the park. A chance meeting (or two) changes Missy’s life.
Missy, at 79, is lonely, and having lost her husband Leo meets new friends. She has a son and grandson in Australia, whom she communicates with by email. Her daughter has become alienated from her. That’s what happens sometimes when mothers are horrible to ...more
Millicent Carmichael, Missy, is the central figure in this story. It is just after Christmas, her son and grandson have just left for the long flight back to ...more
This is a really lovely book full of heartache, sadness but also a lot of happiness. It explores the theme of loneliness in such an effective way which is a relatively common but unspoken issue in society today especially involving elderly people. Saving Missy ...more
The characters are stereotypical and the ending is just horrible.
I'm sorry but just not for me.
Thanks to netgalley and the publishers for the ARC.
It started as slow burn, with all the details about Missy's life and past, making us believe the story will head in a certain way, but life and circumstances change the course of the story, bringing so many new scenarios and characters that will change everything in a blink of an eye.
The Love Story of Missy ...more