One forgotten discovery will change three women’s lives for ever…
Robin hasn’t been home for decades. After running away to London, she never expected to see her cantankerous mother, Faye, again. But when Faye has a fall, the two women are thrown together once more.
The years apart have not made their hearts grow fonder and the ground between them is unsteady. Then Robin finds an unopened scroll – the last of the treasure hunts her much-missed father used to take them on every Sunday. A hunt he believed might change everything.
Yet, not even this gift from her beloved father can smooth the way until Robin’s daughter, Amber, arrives to meet her grandmother for the first time. Amber is determined that the decades-old mystery be solved.
Can a 30-year-old treasure hunt really ‘change everything’?
Under One Roof is a heart warming page turner that made me laugh one moment then cry the next.
One of the things that really stands out about this author is the way she can write about complex family relationships so well. I really felt that I was actually there in the house with the three of them at times and therefore felt very involved in all that happens. It was fascinating following the three women as they try to live together and try to work through everything that’s happened in the past.
The three main characters were interesting creations that I enjoyed getting to know throughout the story. It took me a while to warm to them as none of them were particularly pleasant characters but I slowly did as I began to understand what each of them had been through.
Overall i really enjoyed this book which had a good pace to it. I had lots of theories about how this book was going to unfold but was proven wrong about most of it, with some of the twists taking me completely by surprise. I loved the nostalgic climpse into the 80’s this book gives the reader and I especially enjoyed the beautiful treasure hunt the three go on which was wonderful to read about.
Huge thanks to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for my copy of this book and to Boldwood for my copy of this book via netgalley.
About The Author:
Samantha Tonge lives in Manchester UK with her husband and children. She studied German and French at university and has worked abroad, including a stint at Disneyland Paris. She has travelled widely.When not writing she passes her days cycling, baking and drinking coffee. Samantha has sold many dozens of short stories to women’s magazines.She is represented by the Darley Anderson literary agency. In 2013, she landed a publishing deal for romantic comedy fiction with HQDigital at HarperCollins. In 2015 her summer novel, Game of Scones, hit #5 in the UK Kindle chart and won the Love Stories Awards Best Romantic Ebook category. In 2020 her novel Knowing You won the RNA’s Jackie Collins Romantic Thriller Award.http://samanthatonge.co.uk/https://www.facebook.com/SamanthaTongeAuthorhttps://twitter.com/SamTongeWriterInstagram: @samanthatongeauthor