The Way We Were
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.
I really enjoyed it . . . Comic, poignant and thought provoking.
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.
Warm, funny and hugely readable . . . light, frothy, an excellent soufflé of a novel, an obvious bestseller.