Thursday 14 October 2021

The Woman in the Middle by Milly Johnson @millyjohnson #TheWomanInTheMiddle @simonschusterUK @TeamBATC #Giveaway #Win #Prize #BookReview


Shay Bastable is the woman in the middle. She is part of the sandwich generation – caring for her parents and her children, supporting her husband Bruce, holding them all together and caring for them as best she can.
Then the arrival of a large orange skip on her mother’s estate sets in motion a cataclysmic series of events which leads to the collapse of Shay’s world. She is forced to put herself first for a change.
But in order to move forward with her present, Shay needs to make sense of her past. And so she returns to the little village she grew up in, to uncover the truth about what happened to her when she was younger. And in doing so, she discovers that sometimes you have to hit rock bottom to find the only way is up.

The Woman In The Middle by Milly Johnson is published today, 14 October 2021 in hardback by Simon & Schuster. My thanks to the publisher who sent my copy for review.

I loved this story, I think it is Milly Johnson's best book yet. My review was featured in S Magazine a couple of weeks ago and I'm delighted to share that review here. 

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Shay Bastable feels like the filling in a sandwich. She's crushed between the needs of her ailing elderly parents and the ongoing dramas of her two grown-up children, while her marriage also seems to be falling apart. Every single day finds Shay giving everything to other people without taking a moment for herself. 

Sadly, Shay's mother Roberta is in the early stages of dementia. And when a large orange skip labelled 'Sharif's Skips' appears on next door's driveway, it sparks memories of a past romance. As Roberta starts letting long-kept secrets slip, Shay begins to realise that, all her life, her family have been living a lie. Let down by everyone around her, it's time for Shay to put herself first. So she returns to the small village where she grew up to start piecing together the truth of her past, however painful that may prove to be. 

Milly Johnson gets better and better with every novel she writes. Filled with her trademark humour and populated with a cast of larger-than-life yet utterly realistic characters, this is a story full of wisdom and redemption. 

It's a warm, touching read and you'll be longing for Shay to find her own happy ending. 

One copy of The Woman in the Middle by Milly Johnson

(c) Chris Sedgewick
Milly Johnson was born, raised, and still lives in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

A Sunday Times (London) bestseller, millions of copies of her books have sold across the world. 

Milly writes from the heart about what and where she knows and highlights the importance of community spirit. 
Her books champion women, their strength and resilience, and celebrate love, friendship ,and the possibility of second chances. 
She is an exceptional writer who puts her heart and soul into every book she writes and every character she creates.

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