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Mind of her Own A

Rosie Harris

Publisher: Severn House

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Widowed after fifty years of marriage, Betty has put all thought of romance behind her. Or has she …?

Newly widowed after fifty years of marriage, Betty Wilson is determined to remain in the home she has lived in the whole of her married life and retain her independence. Deciding she doesn’t need anyone to look after her, she won’t even accept help from loyal family friend Peter Brown. 

But it’s not always easy to cope when one is growing older. From errant hedge trimmers to unscrupulous conmen and a car which seems to have a mind of its own, modern life offers  unexpected hazards for the unwitting septuagenarian.  Will Betty accept the devoted Peter’s help and come to realize what he means to her, before it’s all too late…?

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