Maureen by Rachel Joyce @randomhouse #booktwitter #bookreview


A touching tale about heartbreak and healing . . . If you loved The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fryand The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, make time to read this finale to the trilogy.”—Good Housekeeping

Ten years ago, Harold Fry set off on a six-hundred-mile walk to save a friend. But the story doesn’t end there. Now his wife, Maureen, has her own pilgrimage to make.

Only she can finish the journey her husband started.

Maureen and Harold Fry have settled into a quiet life, but when an unexpected message from the North disturbs their peaceful equilibrium, Maureen realizes that it’s now her turn to make a journey. But she is not like her affable, easygoing husband. By turns outspoken, then vulnerable, she struggles to form bonds with the people she meets—and the landscape she crosses has radically changed. Maureen has no sense of what she will find at the end of the road. All she knows is that she has to get there.

A deeply felt, lyrical, and powerful novel, Maureen explores love, loss, and how we come to terms with the past in order to understand ourselves a little better.While this book stands alone, it is also the extraordinarily moving finale to a trilogy that began with the phenomenal bestseller The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and continued in The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy. Like those beloved books, Maureen has all the power and weight of a classic.


Maureen and Harold have settled into their quiet life. But, a message has turned their quiet life upside down. Now, Maureen feels the need to take a journey and settle her past.

Maureen is a bit of a cranky old woman. She does not want to depend on anyone but as she figures out, sometimes, you just can’t do it by yourself. She is also someone who is struggling with so many issues. Basically her own child’s death. This trauma has left her with so many unresolved concerns and feelings.

This story is short but very poignant. It covers so many normal life problems like growing old, grief, love and caring. It touches on many areas of everyone’s life.

I have only read one other in this series The Love Song of Queenie Hennessy and it was years ago. I vaguely remember it. But as I was reading this, the characters popped back in my memory and it was like revisiting old friends.

Need an emotional read…THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today!

I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.

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I am an avid reader and paper crafter. I am a mom of 2 children, 5 dogs and 1 cat. I am a huge St. Louis Cardinals Fan
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