As Sarah puts the final stitches in her perfect wedding dress, she receives shocking news wrecking all her future plans. Heartbroken and humiliated, she leaps at a chance to make a fresh start away from her native Tullamore home in Ireland.
Warm story of a young twenties woman leaving her Irish homeland to begin a new life in a new to her world. Experiencing Sarah's tragedy turning to triumph as she takes tiny steps to embrace the freedom offered and the goodness of strangers. Sadness at attitudes and decisions along with costly outcomes in this portrait of life's changing realities during the mid 1960's.
A favourite part of this novel is the mid 1960's setting. Styles - both clothing fashions and furnishings, designers, shops, music and musicians; all well described, inspiring memories and reminiscing .
The ending offered sweet satisfaction - an extra swirl of icing on the cupcake!
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