|Minding Frankie: Maeve Binchy|
And, it was just that really. The kind of book I'd recommend for a mildly entertaining read when you need to kill some time. Probably not one I'd go back to (I do sometimes re-read books which I've really enjoyed, although I seem to have such a long to-read list that I don't do it very often).
Noel has made it to thirty years of age without really having much of a plan for his life. (I empathise.) He spends his days trying to get through his dead-end job without anyone finding out how much he drinks to keep going.
Things change when someone he hasn't seen for a while looks him up and tells him a secret. In fact, at that moment everything in Noel's life changes and suddenly he's being given a lifeline. With an amusing and supportive merry gang of friends and family rooting for him, Noel is determined to turn things around and prove himself to Frankie.