‘One Good Thing’ is the latest book by Alexandra Potter.
In life, nothing is certain. Just when you think you have it all figured out, something can happen to change the course of everything. Liv Brooks is still in shock. Newly divorced and facing an uncertain future, she impulsively swaps her London Life for the sweeping hills of the Yorkshire Dales, determined to make a fresh start. But fresh starts are harder than they look and feeling lost and lonely, she decides to adopt Harry, an old dog from the local shelter, to keep her company. But Liv soon discovers she isn’t the only one in need of a new beginning. On their daily walks around the village, they meet Valentine, an old man who suffers from loneliness who sits by the window and Stanley, a little boy who is scared of everyone, hides behind the garden gate and Maya, a teenager who is angry at everyone and everything. But slowly things start to change.
It’s been a while since I’ve read a book by Alexandra, so it was lovely to return to her stories filled with warmth and charm.
The story is about Liv, who’s left London for Yorkshire to start a new life after her divorce. Alone and unsure what to do next, Liv is determined to find one good thing to make it all worthwhile and the story follows her as she adjusts to her new circumstances.
I loved this story, it flowed at a lovely pace that really kept my attention. Liv’s thoughts and personality made for tender reading, as we joined her fitting into her new community and getting herself a dog for company. There’s a lovely blend of characters in the story who all made for lovely reading.
Poignant from the first page, ‘One Good Thing’ is a beautifully written life affirming story, a story of hope, grief and the joy a four legged friend can bring. A lovely return to Alexandra’s books!
You can buy ‘One Good Thing’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.