28/08/2000

Next of Kin (by Joanna Trollope)


'Next of Kin' is a modern novel by Joanna Trollope.

Robin's American wife Caro has died, and their adopted daughter feels estranged from him. She meets and befriends Zoë, who becomes intrigued by Robin, by his farm, and by his various relatives.

As financial problems loom, Zoë provides a breath of fresh air and tries to help them unburden their emotions, particularly after the family is hit by a tragedy. Realistic and hopeful conclusion.

Recommended.

(You can also read my longer review of 'Next of Kin' written after re-reading in 2009)

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