By Kev Richardson
A loving couple chooses a derelict old Hospital to turn into a family home.
Stanford Lodge had a proud past. Its heritage must be preserved.
Guts and dreams in satisfying its old inhabitants, inspire lovers—yet a labour of love is not all joy. How much can dedication bear?
What They Are Saying About A Home for Old Ladies
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.