Tickled Pink by Christina Jones
The wonderful new novel from the author of Nothing to Lose. A large village somewhere in Britain, with church, pub, shop, school and bus shelter for the young to hang about in, its people coming to terms with life and work in the new century, and three maverick characters give Christina Jones the opportunity to create a vivid, frequently hilarious, sometime poignant picture of unusual partnerships and changing small town life. Posy Nightingale, Lola Wentworth and Flynn Malone are strangers to each other and all seem to be in losing situations, but their chance coming together in a struggling B&B gives each of them an unlikely opportunity -- will they have the guts to take it? Christina Jones, whose most recent novel is Nothing to Lose, has created a wonderful cast of characters set in a lively unusual country background, which one is very sorry to leave at the end.