Stella Ainsworth has settled for suburban peace with a pedantic husband, a dissatisfied daughter and a clutch of beloved grandchildren – who all take her presence in their lives for granted.
Then Cameron Keene, her boyfriend from her teenage years who’d left for America to become a rock icon of the Sixties, returns to England.
Much to Stella’s astonishment, Cameron announces in an interview that his most famous song, which became a legendary love anthem across the world, was written about Stella, and that he has come back to find her.
What Became of You, My Love? explores the power of music to take us back to our youth, and asks if we can ever relive those giddy times when everything seemed possible.
"Anyone who thinks 60 is the age at which you swap stillettos for flats and designer gear for elasticated waistbands needs to read this funny and feisty novel." - Caroline Jowett, Daily Express
"Warm, clever, wise and extremely funny. Among its many virtues are lovable characters." - Wendy Holden, Daily Mail
"Sex and the City for grown-ups." - Sunday Times
"It's a fabulous tale - she's talking about my generation, the baby boomers who assumed we were far too cool to get old..." - Kate Saunders, Saga Magazine
"Maeve Haran is still ready for adventure." - The Observer
"In 1991, Maeve Haran scored a bestseller with Having It All, one of the first novels to acknowledge the problems of juggling a career and motherhood. Here she seems likely to strike a similar chord with the over-60s . . . Haran is far too skilled a story-teller for the book to read like an exercise in box-ticking. The characters' own liveliness is reflected in a warm and often funny page-turner that strikes just the right balance between melancholy and defiance." - James Walton, Readers Digest
"It will make you laugh, cry and re-think your life." - Jilly Cooper
"Lively." - Sainsbury’s Magazine
"With this lovely, clever, funny, supremely good-natured novel . . . Haran gloriously continues to fly the flag for spirited sixtysomethings everywhere." - Daily Mail
"A wryly funny and acutely observed romp through the timeless joys and frustrations of family life. Littered with caustically accurate one-liners, embellished with a cast of lovable characters, imbued with the wisdom of age and experience, and beautifully wrapped with genuine insight and affection, this is a fabulous box of tricks for every generation to enjoy." - Lancashire Evening Post
"Vintage Haran; warm and funny." - Saga Magazine
"As cosy as a Sunday night drama, this is funny and romantic." - Sunday Mirror
"Wise, witty and spirited, this novel shows you're never too old to follow your dreams." - Sunday Express