Kev Richardson outdoes himself in telling the tale of lasting love that inspired his life. In A Home for Old Ladies, Richardson touches your heartstrings recounting Evan and Maggie’s tale of inner-fire at first sight, the joy of a lasting relationship as they follow their individual careers, and the cozy evenings spent together by an open hearth. The extensive renovation of the family’s estate, Stanford Lodge, is the very power that holds the family unit together until daughter, Leanne and her brother, Paul, grow up to follow their own paths. I fell in love with Evan Robson and his sweet relationship with Maggie. The love scenes are so dear, so tender and so touching I wished I could be she.
Jo Ellen Conger
Conger Book Reviews - USA
A Home For Old Ladies is restored from derelict to what its time-worn patients would have imagined of their hospice in its heyday. They had watched it die. New generation lovers use those old ladies’ dreams as inspiration for restoration. Such labours of love exemplify how togetherness, understanding, conjoining—all the essences of sharing can help remould an already shattered family. Every essence of solidarity proves essential in the renaissance of such a home, the bonding of family love that undoubtedly inspired its creation.
Richardson overlays his own experiences on such a backdrop, sharing with his Maggie, an inspiring tale of absorbing all such negatives as doubt, insecurity and fear of rejection. Can externally injected family rifts be overcome with the shared joy of together building a new environment?
Aussie eBook Reviews
A Home for Old Ladies is a charming read from the first to the last page, a story of an Australian family in the 1970’s who strove to make each day count. Their love and support of each other made a difference. It also brought them sorrow. For a glimpse of Australia during the 1970’s, this is the book to read.
A retired journalist, Kev continues writing. His several novels on the founding of white Australia and its convict history are by now legendary. He spent many years touring the world writing travel articles for airline magazines, his many experiences now the bases of his Brogan series of action/adventures, and more recently his Beresford Branson series. Kev has the distinction of having all his eighteen novels published to date in North America, awarded 5 stars or 5+, 5++ and even his My Red Cross (February 2013), a 10 star (first 10 star in the history of Conger Book Reviews, USA) All his books are available in both eBook and Paperback. He is twice married yet now enjoying single life, relaxing in the Himalayan foothills of exotic Thailand. Another title is in the publishing pipeline and three more in work in progress.