Book Review: Who’d Have Thought It? By Christine Webber


Genre: Contemporary Fiction

This book is packed with interesting characters. There are friends, lovers, and families and lots of entangled relationships between the individuals. The characters are so well drawn, it’s easy to imagine the book as a TV serial drama.

The story centres around GP Annie Templeton who finds herself single in her fifties when her long marriage comes to an end. Having to cope with an elderly parent who has dementia, a demanding job, grown-up but still needy children, and friends who need her support through their own life challenges take up a lot of her time and energy.

But in amongst it all she does long for a new partner to share her life with. However, it’s not easy and her quest has false starts, dead ends and surprises along the way.

Who’d Have Thought It? is bursting with warmth, humour and poignancy. It’s a story of mid-life in all its vibrancy, frustration, messiness and joy.

Type of Read: One to two sittings, snuggled up with wine and chocolate. Grown-up fiction for mature women for whom life is still full of love and surprises.

Back Cover Blurb: A year after discovering that her husband no longer loves her, Dr Annie Templeton wakes up with a sudden relish for singledom. However, she soon realises that being single in your fifties is very different from being single in your twenties. How, she wonders, do people of my age – with careers, adult children doing unwise things with unwise people, parents going gaga, and friends falling ill, or in or out of love – ever have the time and energy to find a new partner? Who’d Have Thought It? is a romantic comedy, which will make you laugh and cry – often at the same time.

Who’d Have Thought It? is published by On Call and is available in paperback and as an e-book.

4 thoughts on “Book Review: Who’d Have Thought It? By Christine Webber

  1. That sounds like a great story. I’ve got to read it!!! Thanks, Ann. By the way, did you see my newest project of promoting book review links? Do you have any great book reviews you’d like to share. Email me, let’s talk! Maybe you can help me jump start this. It’s not a promotion for authors, but you know how difficult it is for book reviewers to get viewers – or at least that has been my observation. I want to do something to help that out. Do you think there is a need for that?

    • Hi Marsha, I mainly use Twitter to publicise my reviews. And I also belong to the Book Connectors community on Facebook which is a great way of sharing reviews.

      • Very cool! I had not heard of that community. I’ll check it out and let them know what I’m doing as well. I discovered another site which has gazillions of reviewers listed by the genre that they review. You might want to check out this site and put your name in as a reviewer – if you are interested. I don’t want to be in the reviewing business even though I enjoy reading and reviewing.

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