The Saturday Morning Park Run by Jules Wake
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.
The backdrop to this book is the organisation of the first parkrun in an area, and although I've never seen the point of running when a perfectly good fast walk will do, I thoroughly enjoyed reading about it.
The message embedded in the story is one of community, family and work life balance, and how we sometimes think we know what we want, but when we achieve it we discover it's not as important as we think it is; not if it's detrimental to our mental wellbeing.
The novel is a multi-generational one, and out of all the diverse characters within its pages, I loved the elderly Hilda the best. I really wished the author had divulged her true age though, and whether any of her tall stories were actually true - so now I'm forced to use my imagination!
A lovely, heartwarming story with a more serious message.
About the Author
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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