Home Comforts

Home Comforts

Author: Bridie Costello
€2.50
A gentle, engaging novel about the complexities and joys of friendship, in the style of Maeve Binchy and Josephine Cox. Tom and Stephen's lives are very different. Tom is a good looking man of fifty. Once he'd had it all; his own business, his own home and money in the bank. Then one day it was all gone and he was left homeless, jobless and friendless. He desperately needs someone to give him back his sense of worth; his sense of pride. Stephen is a pompous, overweight little man. He means well, but things never turn out right for him. He is also in his fifties but, unlike Stephen, he's not bothered about how he looks. He tries to do his best running his company, but his best simply isn't good enough for his wife, Maura. He isn't good enough for Maura. Maura is not a woman to cross; one of her withering looks could emasculate any man who does. She's had time to repent in leisure after marrying in haste twenty three years before. With rich parents, good looks and brains to burn, Maura appears to have it all. Everything she's turned her hand to has succeeded - except her marriage. In fact, the only thing missing in her life is love. Even her two children were conceived without love. Home Comforts gives the reader an insight into what happens when two men's lives are changed forever after striking up an unlikely friendship. It is a tale of pride, hope, loneliness and despair.
Book Title Home Comforts
Author Bridie Costello
A gentle, engaging novel about the complexities and joys of friendship, in the style of Maeve Binchy and Josephine Cox. Tom and Stephen's lives are very different. Tom is a good looking man of fifty. Once he'd had it all; his own business, his own home and money in the bank. Then one day it was all gone and he was left homeless, jobless and friendless. He desperately needs someone to give him back his sense of worth; his sense of pride. Stephen is a pompous, overweight little man. He means well, but things never turn out right for him. He is also in his fifties but, unlike Stephen, he's not bothered about how he looks. He tries to do his best running his company, but his best simply isn't good enough for his wife, Maura. He isn't good enough for Maura. Maura is not a woman to cross; one of her withering looks could emasculate any man who does. She's had time to repent in leisure after marrying in haste twenty three years before. With rich parents, good looks and brains to burn, Maura appears to have it all. Everything she's turned her hand to has succeeded - except her marriage. In fact, the only thing missing in her life is love. Even her two children were conceived without love. Home Comforts gives the reader an insight into what happens when two men's lives are changed forever after striking up an unlikely friendship. It is a tale of pride, hope, loneliness and despair.