The November pick for ‘The Tasting Notes Book Club‘ was ‘How to Belong’ by Sarah Franklin. Set in the Forest of Dean, this is a story of ordinary folk trying to find their way through life and all of its challenges.
Jo has returned from London to her quiet rural roots. She hopes she can save the family butcher’s shop, but is this really where she belongs?
Tessa has returned, too, because she thinks she can’t face the future. But is the past, and her own fear, holding her back from belonging?
As their two tales collide, can they help each other find their place in the world? Is this a friendship they did not know they needed?
This is quite an interesting read as Sarah Franklin leaves some of it up to the reader to draw their own conclusions. Although it does leave you with questions too, but it does mean that you ponder the book beyond the final page.
This is a cosy read for these winter months, and an easy read, so do not be put off by the cover and give it a go.