What they say:
No rest for the wicked
Saving Charlton Hall will burrow into your heart.
Celia Summers, intrepid mother of two, is too cuddly for sweatpants, she suspects. But then, her class at The Harbour Rest Home are similarly clad. Celia loves her work as an art therapist. She’s proud that she gives her elderly independents something to look forward to, even if her partner, Martin, disapproves of her efforts. He also has other things on his mind – telling complicated lies to Celia so he can sell Charlton Hall, his mum’s house, to pay off his debts.
Meanwhile, Celia fights to secure gallery space for her geriatric charges’ artwork, and to keep The Harbour from being closed. She’s even ready to abseil from a church steeple to bring attention to the plight of her old people, no matter that she might fall and end up splattered all over the flagstones. When she does fall, however, it’s much more painful – in love with PC Alex Burrows coming to her rescue.
What we say – Review by Elizabeth A Wright:
Sheryl Browne is not afraid of shying away from difficult subjects and always adds just the right amount of humour into any situation, because let’s face it, sometimes you need a good giggle to get you through the day. I adore how creative this book is and A Little Bit of Madness is without a doubt the perfect title for it.
Her characters are not only well thought out, but also rich and complex, making this a book that you never want to put down. I’ve worked with the elderly and if you’re anything like me you will let out a happy sigh of relief at the way they are portrayed by Sheryl. This is the perfect read for when you are tired and a bit fed up with life – it will restore your faith in humanity (with a little help from the dishy PC Alex Burrows of course!).
“This book is a lovely romantic comedy that I simply could not put down. It has a few twists and turns throughout that totally surprise the reader and the plot is fantastic, leaving you desperate to find out more.”
– Brook Cottage Books
“Delightful and amusing”
– Amazon review
“It was a real pleasure to get caught up in this story.”