by: Marianne Cronin
Life is short. No-one knows that better than seventeen year old Lenni living on the terminal ward. But as she is about to learn, it’s not only what you make of life that matters, but who you share it with.
Dodging doctor’s orders, she joins an art class where she bumps into fellow patient Margot, a rebel-hearted eighty three year old from the next ward. Their bond is instant as they realize that together they have lived an astonishing one hundred years.
To celebrate their shared century, they decide to paint their life stories: of growing old and staying young, of giving joy, of receiving kindness, of losing love, of finding the person who is everything.
As their extraordinary friendship deepens, it becomes vividly clear that life is not done with Lenni and Margot yet.
Helen says: 🤓🤓🤓3/4
This novel far exceeded the book jacket description. I was worried it would be a sappy tear jerker-quite the contrary- it was endearing-really a story of the tenderness of humanity. I very much enjoyed it.
Holly says: 🤓🤓🤓3/4
By far my favorite book of the month. I loved young Lenni and young and old Margot, and I think you will too. Father Arthur is wonderful and so are most of the other characters, with the exception of Jacky, the Nurse Ratched of this tale. A very special story of the bond between two women nearing the end of their lives.