Sunday, 7 August 2016
The Water Babes
It's set in the perhaps unlikely milieu of a water aerobics class.
It brings together people of widely or wildly differing backgrounds, classes, races and religious.
Readers who are looking for a warm, humorous novel in which there is absolutely no violence or murders, will love this debut novel.
You'll witness smiles, laughter and some tears, and a variety of incidents events and accidents some funny, some not all that funny.
But this is a special day, for it's the last of their lessons and to mark this momentous event, they are going to hold a party in the evening,
Food and drink are shared in friendship, then as the night progresses, something more than mere nourishment is shared. Secrets are revealed, confessions made, some of which are mildly amusing, others which are, to be quite frank, a bit of a shock.
But there is also something else., too. The novel explores how, apparently totally different people are perhaps not as different as one might think.
In fact the levels of connectedness might be deeper than one might expect.
The book is also nicely illustrated, too.
This is a heartwarming debut novel and it is published by Matador at £9.99.
You can purchase it now at the That's Books and Entertainment bookshop, which you will find to the right hand side of this book review.