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Daisy Phillips Is Tired Of Being Treated Like An Old Lady Sure, There Was That Incident With The Lawn Mower And The Mud And She Did Get Trapped At The Top Of A Ladder But That Doesn T Make Her Incapable Of Living On Her Own, As Her Son Dennis Seems To Think Now Dennis Is Pushing Her To Sell The Family Home In Liverpool And Move Into A Retirement Community To Make Matters Worse, Her Best Friend Is Going Away For The Summer And The New Boss At The Library Politely Informed Her That Her Services As A Volunteer Are No Longer Needed Is It Any Wonder That Daisy Is Feeling Distressed But The Unflappable Daisy Won T Go Down Without A Fight What She Needs To Boost Her Spirits Is An Adventure A Long Forgotten Watch Found In A Box In The Basement Provides The Perfect Start The Watch Belonged To Her First Love, An American Soldier Stationed In England During World War II With A Decades Old Brooklyn Address As Her Only Clue, Daisy Embarks On A Trip To New York City With Plans To Track Him Down And Return The Valuable Keepsake, And Maybe Get A Peek At The Life She Might Have Had But First There S A Haphazard Family Reunion, Where She Meets And Settles In With Her Colorful American Cousins On Long Island Elisabeth Is The Harried Working Mother Who S Engaged In A Fashion Battle With One Of Her Five Sons Richard, Her Attorney Husband, Might Be Taking His Enthusiasm For The Game Of Darts Too Far And Their Sullen Teenage Son Michael Is On The Brink Of Failing All His Final Exams Though Elisabeth Can Barely Keep Up With The Life She Already Has, She Eagerly Jumps On Board With Daisy And Her Quixotic Quest, Determined To Help Daisy Find Her Long Lost Love An Adventure That Holds Surprises For All Involved The story was quite good, but the writing style drove me nuts It was written in the stream of consciousness mode which really isn t appealing to me I prefer the use of action verbs and sentence structure please I was lucky enough to win a copy of Keeping Time through First Reads It is the story of seventy seven year old Daisy Phillips, a Liverpool native who fell in love with one Michael Baker, an American solider, during World War II Their romance ended abruptly when he went back to the States and stopped communications, Daisy never getting an explanation why Now, looking for closure, an escape from her son who is trying to sell her house and put her in a senior center, and armed with only Michael s letters and a prized pocket watch to guide her, Daisy embarks on a journey in search of her long lost love, unaware of how it will touch the lives of those around her Daisy stays with unfamiliar family, cousins she had never met before, in Port Washington, Long Island, New York Her relatives have their own issues to sort out, namely Elisabeth, a haggard working mom, worried her husband has an unhealthy hobby involving darts and that one of her sons, Michael, is drifting further and further out of her reach Is Daisy the glue her cousins need to piece their lives whole again This is a novel that should be savored over a steaming cup of tea and dainty caramel scones I loved the characters instantly and wholly, their warbles and missteps as real as they were endearing I loved how Elisabeth handled Michael s appalling clothing choices Priceless Small, everyday details made the story relatable and inviting, as though you might have experienced them yourself or know someone who has McGlynn uses an interesting, almost short cut style of prose that takes a few chapters to get accustomed to, but which works pretty well for this novel, if perhaps it did a bit telling than showing at times Overall, Keeping Time reminded me of the importance of female friendship, as well as the value and influence different generations have on each other The first part of the book especially made me miss someone who meant a lot to me and who used to be in my life than she is now Only a very good book can evoke those types of feelings I thoroughly enjoyed reading this I m passing it off to my mom now, who can t wait to read it herself after I told her how much it meant to me. I enjoyed this story so much that I read half the first night I liked that the main character, Daisy, is an old woman, almost 80, and she s smart and determined In fact, there are a half dozen characters in this book who are over forty, and they re portrayed as smart and inventive There are several related subplots going on at once, which makes the book much interesting The characters are well developed you can see them, and they re sympathetic and relatable They have goals and fight their way through obstacles to try to reach those goals often with a lot of humor they learn and grow The only thing a bit off is that the author s style is to employ frequent use of incomplete sentences, but it s a minor objection Keeping Time is a good enough book that I am curious to know if she s written anything else A pleasure to read. Wow I fell in love with it when I started it It was worth the one month wait to get it from the library It is Stacey McGlynn s first book and it is a winner, at least in my book I could not put it down and read it in one day and a half What surprises are in it I cannot tell you for I wouldn t want to spoil it for you I will say it spans the ages and it should appeal to all age groups We are all in there Do sign up for it.all libraries in my area have a wait list and I live in the burbs of metro Detroit Better yet, buy your own copy and your family and friends will want to borrow it. This was one of my Book Club Reads, translated that means this is not a book I would ever go pick off a shelf to read I always love it when I am pleasantly surprised and drawn into a book that I wouldn t naturally choose I am especially surprised with books like this that take me by surprise, draw me in, and hold my interest until the end.As a writer myself I try to guess or think about how I would end a story and see if it measures up I do say I had a different ending in mind but was pleasantly surprised with how it did end.I give this book a four out of five and that is a high rating from me, it s an almost perfect, and it is Stacey McGlynn s first novel I will definitely read of her work, looking forward to it.I think any avid reader will be taken away by this book Skimmable novel most sentences start with gerunds, not a happy style Pre fab plot lines jangling together British woman getting older, son mostly greedy daughter in law wants her to move to senior cottages long lost boy friend in USA, so reconnecting with cousins there bring out old family secrets and deus ex machina swoops in to tie everything a pretty package No depth Don t mean to be snarky, but I was so disappointed. I really loved this book The story was sweet, and I loved the characters The author did a great job of revealing the characters personalities and thoughts without over explaining just a brief sentence here and there and you get the whole picture on your own A unique story telling style with a fast pace made this a quick and enjoyable read I m looking forward to her next novel. Keeping Time is the story of Daisy, a sweet, plucky old lady trying to navigate the process of getting old gracefully Her husband has passed away and one of her sons, Dennis, thinks she can t take care of herself and her beautiful old house and garden any Of course there was the episode with the shower head she tried to fix and the one with the lawn mower in the mud.Desperately trying to prove that there is life in her yet Daisy goes jetting off to America hoping to find an old boyfriend to return his valuable watch and to meet some long lost relatives.The plot isn t anything unique old lady proves she has vitality and value and reinvents herself The characters are well drawn, coming across as eccentric and fun I especially liked Elizabeth, harried mother of 5 boys, trying so hard to get it right and, instead, getting it oh so wrong What really turned me off about the book was the writing style About half the sentences are written incompletely I think this was meant to make it realistic, like this is how people really talk or think Instead it came across as choppy and interrupted and was distracting for me In the end I just couldn t like this book as much as I wanted to. I am not sure how this book made it past an editor because it was written almost entirely in sentence fragments The story premise was good, but it was so poorly written, it wasn t worth trying to get through it. Daisy Phillips Is Tired Of Being Treated Like An Old Lady Sure, There Was That Incident With The Lawn Mower And The Mud And She Did Get Trapped At The Top Of A Ladder But That Doesn T Make Her Incapable Of Living On Her Own, As Her Son Dennis Seems To Think Now Dennis Is Pushing Her To Sell The Family Home In Liverpool And Move Into A Retirement Community To Make Matters Worse, Her Best Friend Is Going Away For The Summer And The New Boss At The Library Politely Informed Her That Her Services As A Volunteer Are No Longer Needed Is It Any Wonder That Daisy Is Feeling Distressed But The Unflappable Daisy Won T Go Down Without A Fight What She Needs To Boost Her Spirits Is An Adventure A Long Forgotten Watch Found In A Box In The Basement Provides The Perfect Start The Watch Belonged To Her First Love, An American Soldier Stationed In England During World War II With A Decades Old Brooklyn Address As Her Only Clue, Daisy Embarks On A Trip To New York City With Plans To Track Him Down And Return The Valuable Keepsake, And Maybe Get A Peek At The Life She Might Have Had But First There S A Haphazard Family Reunion, Where She Meets And Settles In With Her Colorful American Cousins On Long Island Elisabeth Is The Harried Working Mother Who S Engaged In A Fashion Battle With One Of Her Five Sons Richard, Her Attorney Husband, Might Be Taking His Enthusiasm For The Game Of Darts Too Far And Their Sullen Teenage Son Michael Is On The Brink Of Failing All His Final Exams Though Elisabeth Can Barely Keep Up With The Life She Already Has, She Eagerly Jumps On Board With Daisy And Her Quixotic Quest, Determined To Help Daisy Find Her Long Lost Love An Adventure That Holds Surprises For All Involved The story was quite good, but the writing style drove me nuts It was written in the stream of consciousness mode which really isn t appealing to me I prefer the use of action verbs and sentence structure please I was lucky enough to win a copy of Keeping Time through First Reads It is the story of seventy seven year old Daisy Phillips, a Liverpool native who fell in love with one Michael Baker, an American solider, during World War II Their romance ended abruptly when he went back to the States and stopped communications, Daisy never getting an explanation why Now, looking for closure, an escape from her son who is trying to sell her house and put her in a senior center, and armed with only Michael s letters and a prized pocket watch to guide her, Daisy embarks on a journey in search of her long lost love, unaware of how it will touch the lives of those around her Daisy stays with unfamiliar family, cousins she had never met before, in Port Washington, Long Island, New York Her relatives have their own issues to sort out, namely Elisabeth, a haggard working mom, worried her husband has an unhealthy hobby involving darts and that one of her sons, Michael, is drifting further and further out of her reach Is Daisy the glue her cousins need to piece their lives whole again This is a novel that should be savored over a steaming cup of tea and dainty caramel scones I loved the characters instantly and wholly, their warbles and missteps as real as they were endearing I loved how Elisabeth handled Michael s appalling clothing choices Priceless Small, everyday details made the story relatable and inviting, as though you might have experienced them yourself or know someone who has McGlynn uses an interesting, almost short cut style of prose that takes a few chapters to get accustomed to, but which works pretty well for this novel, if perhaps it did a bit telling than showing at times Overall, Keeping Time reminded me of the importance of female friendship, as well as the value and influence different generations have on each other The first part of the book especially made me miss someone who meant a lot to me and who used to be in my life than she is now Only a very good book can evoke those types of feelings I thoroughly enjoyed reading this I m passing it off to my mom now, who can t wait to read it herself after I told her how much it meant to me. I enjoyed this story so much that I read half the first night I liked that the main character, Daisy, is an old woman, almost 80, and she s smart and determined In fact, there are a half dozen characters in this book who are over forty, and they re portrayed as smart and inventive There are several related subplots going on at once, which makes the book much interesting The characters are well developed you can see them, and they re sympathetic and relatable They have goals and fight their way through obstacles to try to reach those goals often with a lot of humor they learn and grow The only thing a bit off is that the author s style is to employ frequent use of incomplete sentences, but it s a minor objection Keeping Time is a good enough book that I am curious to know if she s written anything else A pleasure to read. Wow I fell in love with it when I started it It was worth the one month wait to get it from the library It is Stacey McGlynn s first book and it is a winner, at least in my book I could not put it down and read it in one day and a half What surprises are in it I cannot tell you for I wouldn t want to spoil it for you I will say it spans the ages and it should appeal to all age groups We are all in there Do sign up for it.all libraries in my area have a wait list and I live in the burbs of metro Detroit Better yet, buy your own copy and your family and friends will want to borrow it. This was one of my Book Club Reads, translated that means this is not a book I would ever go pick off a shelf to read I always love it when I am pleasantly surprised and drawn into a book that I wouldn t naturally choose I am especially surprised with books like this that take me by surprise, draw me in, and hold my interest until the end.As a writer myself I try to guess or think about how I would end a story and see if it measures up I do say I had a different ending in mind but was pleasantly surprised with how it did end.I give this book a four out of five and that is a high rating from me, it s an almost perfect, and it is Stacey McGlynn s first novel I will definitely read of her work, looking forward to it.I think any avid reader will be taken away by this book Skimmable novel most sentences start with gerunds, not a happy style Pre fab plot lines jangling together British woman getting older, son mostly greedy daughter in law wants her to move to senior cottages long lost boy friend in USA, so reconnecting with cousins there bring out old family secrets and deus ex machina swoops in to tie everything a pretty package No depth Don t mean to be snarky, but I was so disappointed. I really loved this book The story was sweet, and I loved the characters The author did a great job of revealing the characters personalities and thoughts without over explaining just a brief sentence here and there and you get the whole picture on your own A unique story telling style with a fast pace made this a quick and enjoyable read I m looking forward to her next novel. Keeping Time is the story of Daisy, a sweet, plucky old lady trying to navigate the process of getting old gracefully Her husband has passed away and one of her sons, Dennis, thinks she can t take care of herself and her beautiful old house and garden any Of course there was the episode with the shower head she tried to fix and the one with the lawn mower in the mud.Desperately trying to prove that there is life in her yet Daisy goes jetting off to America hoping to find an old boyfriend to return his valuable watch and to meet some long lost relatives.The plot isn t anything unique old lady proves she has vitality and value and reinvents herself The characters are well drawn, coming across as eccentric and fun I especially liked Elizabeth, harried mother of 5 boys, trying so hard to get it right and, instead, getting it oh so wrong What really turned me off about the book was the writing style About half the sentences are written incompletely I think this was meant to make it realistic, like this is how people really talk or think Instead it came across as choppy and interrupted and was distracting for me In the end I just couldn t like this book as much as I wanted to. I am not sure how this book made it past an editor because it was written almost entirely in sentence fragments The story premise was good, but it was so poorly written, it wasn t worth trying to get through it.

  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • Keeping Time
  • Stacey McGlynn
  • English
  • 24 April 2017
  • 9780307464408

About the Author: Stacey McGlynn

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