Maggie enjoys a mixed childhood of escapism with her friends, and the love of her father, coupled with her mother, Edith’s, obvious favouritism towards her younger brother, and the natural jealousy which arises from that.
As she grows up, she discovers a world of freedom from Edith’s rules and marries Trevor, who she believes shares her ideals and values. However, the birth of their son brings unexpected and unwelcome changes to their relationship, which leave Maggie re-evaluating her life.
This is a stand-alone novel, although it features the same characters as those within Carolyn Belcher’s debut novel, Crocodiles and Angels. Here, she shows how we all tread similar paths, but with differing experiences, and how love and life affect our decisions.
Praise for The Pavement We Walk On:
You’ll Never Walk Alone.You’ll never walk entirely alone if you have the friendship of your contemporaries. Tender and wise, honest and true. Here’s the second book of stories of the lives of the gang seen through the eyes of Maggie. Evocative of a time gone by, the women are stitching the threads of their lives: husbands, children, parents, careers, the aging process… how to manage it all. Time is passing and the vicissitudes of life call for strength and wisdom which this lot have in spades. Beautifully written. Looking forward to the next one!
Heather H. – Amazon Kindle Review, 17 August, 2016.