Thursday, February 2, 2023

Life and Love at Mulberry Lane by Rosie Clarke

Life and Love at Mulberry Lane
Book Summary

With Mulberry Lane's favorite pub, The Pig & Whistle undergoing renovation, proprietors Peggy and Able Ronoscki leave the chaos behind and head off on a trip of a lifetime to America. But disaster hits and Peggy finds herself in a critical condition in hospital.

Meanwhile, business is booming for young entrepreneurs Fay Ronoscki and Maggie Rowan with their new restaurant and catering empire. It seems neither has time for love.
But when fate throws a famous global singing sensation and glamourous racing car driver into the girls' paths, falling in love with Jace and Greg seems beyond their control. Cupid has struck.

Life is made up of laughter, love, and tears.

What is next for the folk of Mulberry Lane - can they find the happiness they all so crave?

Another passionate tearjerker from Rosie Clarke in the Mulberry Lane series.

My Thoughts

Life and Love at Mulberry Lane by Rosie Clarke takes us back to Mulberry Lane where The Pig & Whistle is closing for renovations.  Peggy and Able Ronoscki are heading to America on a much-deserved vacation.  Maggie Rowan will handle the food for the bar and the new restaurant while Fay Ronoscki is handling her new catering venture.  Both ladies are excellent chefs, and they want to make of success of both businesses.  Love may derail their plans when an up-and-coming singer sets his sights on Fay and a racing car driver fancies Maggie.  The family is shocked when they receive news that Peggy has been injured, and she is in critical condition.  The family will need to rally together to get through this difficult time.  

Life and Love at Mulberry Lane is the ninth book in The Mulberry Lane series.  While Life and Love at Mulberry Lane can be read as a standalone, I recommend reading the series in order to get the full experience.  It is spring of 1961 which brings changes to Mulberry Lane.  Clothes, music, and attitudes are different.  It is great to catch up with Peggy, Able, Janet, Pip, Maggie, Fay, Freddie, and the other characters.  The author has created a great cast of characters for this series.  I find the characters to be realistic and relatable.  As with each book in the series, we are introduced to new characters.  Freddie, Fay, and Maggie are growing up.  While each one of them says they wish to delay getting married until their careers take off, cupid has a way of striking when you least suspect it.  I have enjoyed seeing the characters grow up and begin their own families.  I like how the family members are close and are there for each other.   The people who live on Mulberry Lane are part of the extended family.  We get to see how each member of the family copes with change, setbacks, and injuries.  I thought the accident that injures Peggy and Able suited the time period and events happening in America.  Peggy’s injuries were unexpected.  The author captured 1961 with local and world events, the music references, the books, movies, and the change in people’s attitudes.  I like that we get to see more career opportunities opening for women.  While the younger generation is open to the shift in values, some of the older generation is still clinging to traditional values.  I am looking forward to seeing what happens next with the residents of Mulberry Lane.  Life and Love at Mulberry Lane is a historical tale about family, community, friendship, and love. 

Life and Love at Mulberry Lane is available from Amazon*.  You can find the other books in The Mulberry Lane series here.  You can find the rest of Rosie Clarke's novels here.  Thank you for joining me today.  I will return on Tuesday, February 7 with Murder at an Irish Castle by Ellie Brannigan.  It is the debut of An Irish Castle Mysteries.  I hope that you have a relaxing weekend.  Take care and Happy Reading!


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