Reviewed: 2017-12-11 - (Review Updated: 2018-08-28)
Note to readers: I generally only review stories that I like. That is part of the reviewer‘s guidelines, and I do take it to heart. My hope is that by sharing my enthusiasm with a story others will be encouraged to read it.
After his wife died, Pete went into a depression that began to be mitigated when he took a neighbor’s advice and suddenly found himself sharing his house with nearly half a dozen female college students.
As is his trademark, Tedbiker has populated his story with believable and appealing characters. He is able to take a domestic situation with a fairly young widower and several college age women and make it seem like it is all very ordinary. Tedbiker also introduces us to, or makes us more familiar with everyday slices of life in the United Kingdom. For that I am particularly grateful; it is a terrific window on another culture.
Naturally, there is enough romance in the story to make me wish that I were in Pete’s shoes. This story has a proud place in my permanent collection, and I re-read it from time to time. I think you will like it too, but if you are looking for a stroke story, look elsewhere.