Saving Missy is such an uplifting delight – full of warmth, friendship and dogs, it is definitely a must read! Oh and by the way I’m not the only person to love this book. First published in hardback in February 2020, Saving Missy became a Sunday Times bestseller.
And to mark the recent paperback publication of this heart warming book, I’m giving you the chance to win a copy! Happy times! 🙂 But more about that later…
First let me tell you all about Missy and why she needs saving…
Oh and who it is that tries to save her…
Missy is what some would refer to as a ‘cantankerous old woman’ – at 79, she is prickly and with no friends and family around; she is also very lonely. Having recently lost her husband Leo, and her beloved son and grandson living in Australia, she seems to have no one. Her daughter Mel is not that far away but their relationship has always been fractious. Furthermore Missy is haunted by a recent argument she and Mel had, specifically the horrible words she said to her daughter.
Ever since she met Leo at University over sixty years ago, Missy always put him and his career first; sacrificing her own career and own needs. Now she only has her memories and an empty house. Even though she has lived in Stoke Newington for over half a century, she knows no one in her neighbourhood and has no friends.
Missy is lonely and lost. She also has a big secret that has scarred her life and her relationships.
That is until Sylvie and Angela bound into her life. Although to be fair, I think Angela – brash and opinionated – does more pushing than bounding. For me Angela is a ‘grower’ – at the beginning of the novel I was unsure about her, by the end I absolutely loved her!
And then there is the relationship with Bobby, a dog Missy grudgingly adopts. Missy and Bobby’s relationship is beautiful and for me, the true heart of the novel.
As Missy’s defences slowly come down, her heart begins to open and a newfound courage to live a life on her own terms starts to take root. Yet with change in the air, haunted by heart breaking guilt and fresh worries refusing to be ignored, Missy does not feel she deserves these new chances. Hence are they truly in her grasp?
Be prepared to be uplifted but also be prepared to cry – there are a few emotional twists along the way. But believe me, this is a book that is sure to warm your heart.
Thank you to Anne Cater from Random Things Tours for inviting me to take part in the blog tour to help publicise the paperback release of Saving Missy, which was published Harper Collins on 4th March. So it’s available for you all now to buy!
But I’m giving you the chance to win your very own copy of Saving Missy. All you need to do for your chance to win is to follow me on Twitter and/or Instagram (Twitter: @KirstHutchison, Instagram: @noveldelights), retweet or tag yourself in my Instagram post about this giveaway and share the book love. Do this by 4pm on Sunday 14th March and you’ll have a chance of winning. The winner will be announced later that evening. Please note that this competition is only open to people with a UK address.
Good luck everyone!
And to read the reviews from my fellow book bloggers also on the blog tour of Saving Missy, please see below.
Happy reading everyone! 🙂