SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT by Mary Alice Monroe, (c) can’t be found! No Copyright page! Do you believe that? It must have gotten ripped out!
This is a thoroughly delightful book to read. It has a little bit of Peter Pan magic throughout the whole story. Due to “Crazy Wendy” who thinks she’s the Wendy from the Peter Pan novels. There’s a real sense of magic in this book I didn’t think I would enjoy but I AM enjoying it. The story revolves around a formerly abused divorced mother of two 8 year old Maddie and 6 year old Tom, so their mother Faye O’Neil runs away to England with her children to keep her ex-husband from trying to steal her children again. He had earlier punched his own 6 year old son Tom in the face and he refuses to speak now! She had to do something to protect them all so she divorced him and moved to England. She had already landed an advertising job with her former employer. Wendy’s daughter is wanting to sell her home right out from under her mother Crazy Wendy who isn’t crazy at all. The 3 flat Victorian home was already occupied by a handsome American Physicist named Jack whom Faye is slowly falling in love with, and he with her. The third floor is occupied by Wendy who I won’t call crazy now. Here I am 2/3 the way through the book and I won’t give away anymore of the story.
NOTE: You know how I disapprove of giving away the ending don’t you? Just read this book! I enjoyed Mary Alice Monroe’s other book I read after all!