I liked Keeping Time, by Stacey McGlynn very much.
Daisy Phillips, from Liverpool and seventy-seven years old and tired of being prodded by her son to move out of her home and into a retirement community, decides the perfect way to escape his schemes is to travel to America and look up her long-lost boyfriend with whom she lost touch after World War II.
She decides to stay with her American relatives, whom she has also not seen since World War II. She slips into their lives, bringing stories of England and friendship.
Despite minor mishaps and misunderstandings, all’s well that ends well, and this ending will make you smile.
My one complaint is that the sentences are a little choppy, and the end feels a little cut short, as we are told by the author what happens but do not really see it happen. I was disappointed in that.
This is Ms. McGlynn’s first novel, and I hope we will see many more.
Four out of five stars.