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It's complicated...especially when meddlesome family members are involved


An Unsuitable Match - By Joanna Trollope 

Critics have said, "No one writes about family tensions better than Joanna Trollope". 

Everyone loves a great story about second chances. So why wouldn't you cheer for a heroine who's found love again? Well perhaps because you are swayed by opinions and interference from those characters closest to her, whom you figure obviously also care about her well-being. 

We all have meddling family members, but there are extraneous circumstances in Rose Woodrowe's relationship with Tyler Masson that lay the foundation for additional drama in her life.

Tyler's just the kind of sensitive man that Rose felt she should have met forty-seven years earlier; before her disastrous marriage to her first husband. Now with five grown-up children between them, Rose and Tyler must fend off the criticisms, or figure out how to keep the peace between their families. 

With the love birds being in their sixties, this is a more mature themed novel that is a gentle reminder that love is love is love, at whatever age. However, there is also baggage that inevitably comes with the relationship. With age and maturity, comes issues like financial burdens, inheritances and heightened family emotions. Children are looking out for their parents at that age, but they are also perhaps looking out for themselves. 

A novel to delight Joanne Trollope fans. This is her twenty first novel, and she must be doing something right to warrant such a loyal fan following. 


Read a SukasaReads review of her last book, City Of Friends, that delves into the issue of whether modern women can attain the Holy Grail of "work-life balance" and really "have it all?"

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Blog Post by Shilpa Raikar, who believes in the power of storytelling to connect readers and strives for diversity and inclusivity. 

An Unsuitable Match is published by Pan Macmillan, and distributed in Canada by Publishers Group Canada


Review by @SukasaReads (a division of @SukasaStyle)

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