Reviewer: Serena Soape
Date of Release: September 3, 2014
Founder and sole employee of Mere Accounting, Jeffrey Mere is a solitary man. He has spent his entire life close to home, in the picturesque Scottish town of Pitlochry. After sixty-four years of playing it safe, with retirement looming, Jeffrey resolves to climb Ben Macdhui, Britain’s second highest peak. His decision sets off a chain of events that changes his life forever.
Challenging weather on the mountain, and an encounter with a mysterious stray dog, leave him exhilarated and inspired. When he gets home to share the news of his achievements with his ninety-one year old mother Agnes, who lives in the old-folks home in town, Jeffrey discovers that nothing is as he left it.
When a fire threatens the street where he lives Jeffrey’s selfless act of bravery transforms him from a no-body to a local hero. His renewed confidence nudges him towards Mary Ferguson, Agnes’s favorite nurse at the home, a trip to the ancient streets of Rome and a brush with the Italian underworld. Facing the possibility of losing the only woman he has ever loved, Jeffrey takes a leap of faith towards a future that he could never have imagined for himself.
Alison Ragsdale has written a charismatic feel-good novel with “Tuesday’s Socks”.
Jeffrey’s transition throughout the novel was relatable and heartwarming. Mary and Agnes and the other characters were just as charming.
I absolutely loved the shaggy dog in the story!!!
This was a truly enchanting novel and I highly recommend you read this or get the Audible version !!!!
I had the pleasure of listening to the Audible version. I absolutely loved the narration and the accents were impeccable which made me feel like I was back in Scotland again. I have visited Scotland twice for holiday and this brought back such great memories!!!!
Don’t Miss this chance to see that you can still have a coming of age story late in life!! This was fabulous!
I received a copy of this Audible book from the author in exchange for fair and honest review.
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Thank you so much, Serena! I’m thrilled that you enjoyed meeting Jeffrey, and his clan. As my debut novel, it’s very close to my heart so your review made me smile, big time.