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Saving Missy

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gillybob Tue 28-Apr-20 10:10:51

Just wanted to recommend this book.

Saving Missy by Beth Morrey which I believe is only 99p (for a limited time) on Amazon kindle .

I can’t praise it enough. It’s about an elderly lady “Missy” who is saved from her miserable existence by a group of dog walkers and their friends. It’s a lovely gentle read and is quite uplifting and happy but sad in places too .

I read it in 3 sittings. Can’t wait to read more by this new writer .

Grannybags Thu 14-May-20 14:08:57

I've just finished this book and really enjoyed it. Would never have chosen it for myself so thanks for the recommendation gillybob

Callistemon Thu 14-May-20 11:49:10

I am about half way through and enjoying it.

However, because I'd downloaded several books on to my Kindle when you recommended this one, gillybob, I got confused, easily done these days, and read The Wish List thinking, from the reviews, that it was that book.

After the other two I mentioned in my post above, this is the third one I've read about elderly women in a row.

Elderly females are becoming rather in vogue at the moment.

JessK Thu 14-May-20 11:30:58

I've just finished reading this book. It's not the sort I would normally read but I found it all absorbing and very well written with both humour and sadness. There must be a lot of people like Missy and it was a really good insight into coping with living alone and the power of friends when you reach a certain age.

shysal Sat 09-May-20 15:51:41

I am enjoying it, but not gripped (I am almost half way through). It is having the same sort of effect on me as 'A Man Called Ove'. The compelling feeling is creeping up on me. I think anyone liking Missy would also like Ove. Neither are my usual type of read.
Thanks for the recommendation.

almostelderly Wed 06-May-20 19:12:00

I read this about a month ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Towards the end of the story there was an unexpected incident that I never expected, I was distraught! It was a pleasure to read about older people and their lives for once.

gillybob Tue 05-May-20 23:56:30

So glad you enjoyed it Dottygran I thought it would make an excellent (lighthearted) TV series . I can just picture Missy, can you ?

Dottygran59 Tue 05-May-20 20:49:01

Oh Gilly! What a book! I loved it, really loved it. Thanks so much for the recommendation. I shall lurk closely on this forum from now on

Luckygirl Sun 03-May-20 22:29:47

I am enjoying it too!

gillybob Sun 03-May-20 22:15:35

Glad you’re enjoying it Dottygran . I didn’t want it to end smile

Callistemon Sun 03-May-20 22:06:23

I've just started it.
Looking forward to reading a bit more soon.

Dottygran59 Sun 03-May-20 21:16:40

Oh my goodness Gilly, am so enjoying this book. Only half way through as only read in bed, and I am reading it quite slowly as I am relishing it! Best quid I’ve spent in a long time. Makes me wish I had a dog!

Callistemon Wed 29-Apr-20 17:22:48

I've just downloaded it, thanks gillybob.
Also some other free and 99p books

I've just started another one but will read Missy next.

The last one I read was by the author of The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village, Joanna Nell, called The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker.
I enjoyed that very much although it may not be everyone's choice.

I've just noticed The Wish List by Ruby Hummingbird when I went back to check and have downloaded that too.

All seem to be about old people!!

gillybob Tue 28-Apr-20 22:18:41

So glad you’re enjoying it Bathsheba smile

Bathsheba Tue 28-Apr-20 21:51:19

I'm reading this at the moment, and enjoying it so far. Good to see it recommended here! Thanks gilly

Susan56 Tue 28-Apr-20 20:34:20

Thanks for the recommendation gilly.I’ve just downloaded it.x

nonnasusie Tue 28-Apr-20 19:52:43

I've just downloaded it too! Thanks for the recommendation!

NannyJan53 Tue 28-Apr-20 18:40:17

Thanks gilly I have made a note of it

merlotgran I am three quarters of the way through Path to the Sea, and I am really enjoying it

Gemini17892 Tue 28-Apr-20 18:35:57

Oops Gillybob sorry I got your name wrong.

Gemini17892 Tue 28-Apr-20 18:35:30

Me too thank you Jillybob.

allsortsofbags Tue 28-Apr-20 18:33:03

Thanks, just downloaded it :-)

Dottygran59 Tue 28-Apr-20 18:26:31

Ooooh thanks Gilly. Just downloaded this. It sounds a lovely read, I’ll let you all know how I get on

merlotgran Tue 28-Apr-20 18:26:05

Thanks, gilly. I've added it to my kindle pile.

I've just started The Path to the Sea by Liz Fenwick so if it's another cold and wet day tomorrow I'll have a lazy reading day.

gillybob Tue 28-Apr-20 18:07:54

Do let me know what you think everyone . I wouldn’t normally recommend a book but just enjoyed this one so much I didn’t want it to end .

Maybelater2020 Tue 28-Apr-20 12:28:24

Thank you. I could do with something gentle and uplifting, I will download it.

shysal Tue 28-Apr-20 11:37:36

Thanks for the recommendation. I read in the bath so prefer a real book, so ordered a second hand one. It sounds the type of story that will be passed around friends and family and well worth the money.