This is the second book I’ve read by this author, and what a gem it is.
Peony’s our girl. She’s fully compliant and taking a caregiver’s job in the beautiful Wattlevale care home. Peony has a lot to learn but a heartful of good intentions to learn it with.
There are two types of carers: people taking an often low-paid job—and those that care.
We follow the staff and the service users through their daily life. Some of the anecdotes and personalities are funny, while some are heartbreaking, this book is one to stir emotions.
Like carers, there are two types of family—those that care and those that don’t.
The book is placed in a fictional setting, with fictional characters, but it could teach some very real care homes how to do it.
A brilliant, well-written read. I’ve booked my place in Wattlevale—what about you?
Katherine Black / Susan (Sooz) Simpson
Founder of Best Book Editors
Katherine has held almost every single job imaginable, from painting gnomes to zookeeper. She spent most of her life in the caring profession and has managed both a nursing home and a care agency. But her passion for the written language always brings her home to novel writing.
Born in Tyne-and-Wear, North-East England, she has settled in the beautiful Lake District, Cumbria, with her partner, two dogs, a cat, an iguana and a python (just don’t ask her which of those six things is her favourite!).
She specialises in content creation and social media outreach, and has been a developmental editor for hundreds of clients. She owns and operates bestbookeditors.com where she helps foundling authors polish their skills. However, after being diagnosed with a dramatic brain condition in 2022, she has had to let 23 staff go, and scale back the business. BBE is still very much open, we are just fewer and can’t take as much work on.
Katherine Black is the author of psychological thriller/detective/fantasy adventure novels.