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The Saturday Morning Park Run
This is the story of two women.
One old, one young.
One looking for new adventures. One looking for a purpose.
Both needing a friend.
And this is how, along with two little girls in need of a family, a gorgeous stranger, and a scruffy dog, they bring the whole community together every Saturday morning for love, laughter and a little bit of running…(well, power walking).
Some people come into your life when you need them the most.
This is a fun story of how sometimes disparate events can culminate in something so worthwhile and inspirational when you least expect it!
Claire is so focussed on her career, she’s forgotten there’s anything else to life until a coffee incident proves a huge distraction in the form of Ash! Not long after that, she’s diagnosed with stress and instructed not to go to work for a month by her doctor. She has no idea what she’ll do – but her younger sister, Alice, does. Alice decides to go off to India for a week, leaving her two daughters to stay with Claire. Whilst the girls are at school, Claire goes for a walk in the park to get some exercise. That’s where she meets the colourful septuagenarian, Hilda, a straight talking escapee from the local care home who runs in the park every day. As the relationships between Claire, Ash and Hilda, the two youngsters and a stray dog develop, so do the challenges Hilda throws at them . . . . including organising a Park Run event in their local park. They never dreamed of how much paperwork, rules, regulations and time it would take but it gives them an added purpose and brings them closer together. However, just where is Alice and what will happen to her daughters?
This is a story of developing a supportive community and definitely shows that sometimes it isn’t what you know but who you know that can help you succeed. It is also about developing connections, making the most of opportunities and striving hard to succeed but keeping a balance between work and life, with life, family and friendships always being more important than your job. It is a fun read filled with love, learning to work together and overcoming obstacles, a delightful story to escape into with a lovely romance or three, too!
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it and thoroughly enjoying reading it.
Jules Wake announced at the age of ten that she planned to be a writer. Along the way she was diverted by the glamorous world of PR and worked on many luxury brands and not so luxury brands. This proved fabulous training for writing novels as it provided her with the opportunity to hone her writing and creative skills penning copy on a vast range of subjects from pig farming and watches, sunglasses and skincare through to beer and stationery.
She writes best-selling warm-hearted contemporary fiction for One More Chapter as Jules Wake and under her pen name Julie Caplin, she writes the Romantic Escapes series.
Between them, the two Js have written fourteen novels, The Saturday Morning Park Run being the latest.
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