The Way We Were

The Way We Were
Genre : Fiction
Published : 6 Oct 2016 - Macmillan
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