Dancing Over the Hill by Cathy Hopkins
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
When a boxset of Broadchurch is more appealing than having sex with your husband, then perhaps it’s time to hide the remote…
and Matt have been married for 30 years. They are rock solid; an
inspiration to others; stuck together like glue – aren’t they?
Cait can’t shake off the feeling that something is missing. They are fit
and healthy, if a bit skint – but the whole world should be their
oyster now that Matt has retired, giving them the time to do those
things that really matter – and more importantly – together. So why is
she left wondering if this is all there is? Has Matt always been this
annoying and infuriating? And where have those ants-in-her-pants
suddenly come from?
It’s not helped by the reappearance in her life
of Tom Lewis, the love of her life who broke her heart at university and
who, despite the fact she hasn’t she hasn't seen him for decades, is
still exerting his magnetic pull.
Her friends are Lorna, who recently
lost her husband, and Debs whose husband recently left her. The three
women must all question what they want out of the rest of their lives –
and how they are going to get it…
Nice observations on married life, its ups and downs and how changes such as redundancy/retirement/empty nest etc can prove challenging even in a long established marriage.
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