Hester and Harriet by Hilary Spiers
Two widowed sisters live together in small town England. Their life is how they like it with an annual holiday, family and friends to keep them busy. No drama, just the simple life, keeping the local gossip at bay and feeding the homeless man in the bus shelter.
Christmas has arrived. As they drive to their brother’s home for lunch lamenting the bad cooking and awkward company they spot something out of the ordinary. This leads them to have quite a few adventures and house guests over the next couple of weeks.
This is a good read, funny with enough mystery to draw you in and keep you turing pages. I enjoyed the easy friendship of the sisters and the way they care deeply about each other.
Five stars – I shared it as a staff pick at work last week and the first customer to read it after me had to come and talk to me about how much she enjoyed it.