Saving Missy is a pleasing story of a 79-year-old Millicent Carmichael, or Missy, who lives alone in her big owned house without her husband and children, her son Alistair and grandson Arthur had shifted to Australia and her daughter Melanie to Cambridge. She lives her isolated life, remembering her children and husband until she tripped onto two different women Sylvia and Angela and her son Otis in the park, taking in with her a dog, Bobby, is when hope comes in her life.
The story swap between her current times and her past episodes, giving every detail of her routine life. It was so satisfying to read Missy’s life of loneliness, making friends, longing for relationships and family and regaining oneself back. Beth has written an affecting account of an elderly Missy and her secluded life.
Beth’s writing is enthralling, her words are poignant, very precisely noting of what life is, of an elderly person, how they live their lives deprived of love and attention from their dear ones living far from them. I loved her minute narration of Missy’s feelings, her excitement, her reactions, and her everyday life. Moreover, all the characters are absolutely lovable making it hard to put this book down.
As the book ended, it left me with a warm feeling, the contentment of reading a good book. I was pleased, that it was such a lovely book I just read.
Saving Missy is a wonderful book to get comfortable with a big mug of coffee and getting extremely cozy on your bed. A must-read book to adore your shelf. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Title: Saving Missy
Author: Beth Morrey
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publishing Date: February 2020
My Rating: 4.5 stars