The Time of Our Lives by Abby Williams
Two women from two very different generations are brought together through dramatic circumstances and help each other to forge new paths.
Twenty-six-year-old Erin has everything she's ever wanted – a good job, a gorgeous fiancé and a best friend who's always there for her. But suddenly her life comes crashing down around her. Unable to return home to her parents, she takes a room in a house nearby and her life starts over in the most unexpected of ways...
Seventy-six-year-old Lydia, who, shocked by the sudden death of her husband, is devastated to discover that he has left her in crippling debt. With no choice but to take in a lodger, Erin comes into her life. When they find a letter hidden in the attic old secrets come to light and, with Erin by her side, Lydia finds herself going on a trip of a lifetime.
Ooh, I do love a story with an older protagonist in, especially one which celebrates the latter years. This book shows how, no matter what your age, life is there to be lived to the fullest.
The novel's main themes are forgiveness, letting go, and moving on, plus a rather hefty dose of love and friendship through the generations.