Genre: Fiction
Published: 6 October 2016
Publisher: Macmillan

The Way We Were

by Maeve Haran

Love can be full of surprises.

Rachel is a promising A-level student – until she falls for sexy, dangerous Marko; Mr Darcy with a nose stud.

Her mother, Catherine, is trying to be a good parent and work colleague – but wishes the attentions of her attractive boss didn’t suddenly seeming so alluring.

Grandmother Lavinia is certain of her values, protecting the country village she loves from change – until the return of a long-lost love reminds her that life moves on, for people as well as places. Is it too late for Lavinia to embrace change and find happiness?

After all these years – and a lifetime divided by convention – could they really throw other people’s expectations to the wind and be the way they were?

"Haran's novel takes a wry look at the generation gap, providing a good many laughs along the way." - The Times
"I really enjoyed it . . . Comic, poignant and thought provoking." - Marian Keyes
"Maeve Haran has an uncanny hotline to the angst of the baby boomer generation . . . this entertaining parable glitters with familiar emotions, from the frustration of family rows to a mother's gratitude for flashes of tenderness." - Good Housekeeping
"Warm, funny and hugely readable . . . light, frothy, an excellent soufflé of a novel, an obvious bestseller." - Publishers Weekly

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