Eudora Honeysett Is Quite Well, Thank You by Annie Lyons

All Shall Be Well

Eudora Honeysett Is Quite Well, Thank You by Annie Lyons is the most beautiful novel about love, friendship and life. You will fall in love with all the characters as they take up residence in your heart.

Life is for living. At eighty five years old Eudora Honeysett thinks she’s seen it all but then ten year old Rosie moves in next door and life begins again for Eudora. Rosie opens her eyes to a new world of excitement as Eudora catches her enthusiasm for life. Rosie is a beautiful breath of fresh air that will light up the reader’s life too. Life for Rosie is an adventure with her new found friends Eudora and fellow octogenarian Stanley. I adored their outings, conversations and friendship.

The story is set in present day and also in the form of flashbacks over Eudora’s life beginning in 1940 when she was seven years old. The reader becomes intimately acquainted with her. Eudora is kind, caring and self-sacrificing. Her heart is always for others. She is her own worst critic as she looks in the mirror and passes the guilty verdict over her life.

Life should be idyllic as a child but it is not always the case. Rosie has experienced unkindness but between them, Eudora and Stanley show Rosie the love, kindness and beauty of friendship. The flip side is – Rosie shows them that you are never too old not to have fun and enjoy life.

For those who have read Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and also Elizabeth Is Missing (I have read both) you will love Eudora Honeysett Is Quite Well, Thank You – it will make you laugh, smile and cry. I adored it and am sad that it has ended. It is a totally beautiful book.

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

JULIA WILSON

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