Synopsis: Few people realise that Faith Faber, seemingly an accomplished doctor is really a shy and insecure person. Her lack of confidence is not helped by the fact that she lives with her critical and overbearing mother, who has never come to terms with her own divorce and who does not approve of Faith’s engagement to the gregarious Jonty.
Faith is delighted to be offered a post at Teviotdale medical centre, one of the partners is on sick leave and soon she meets Pollyanna Smith, a hugely overweight young woman who yearns to be slim, something Faith can sympathise with as she herself has had a constant battle with food for most of her life. But nothing they try seems to help…. well, not Pollyanna anyway.
Will the course of love run smoothly? Will Faith accept who she really is? While her relationship explodes and she is faced with one of the biggest and most difficult diagnoses of her life, Faith discovers who her real friends are makes a huge decision of her own.
My Thoughts: This book was an enjoyable story that follows Faith, a doctor, who has many issues…a struggle with food, an unhealthy relationship, and a difficult mother. I really enjoyed reading about Faith, who presents herself as a respected doctor, but behind closed doors has many struggles that people wouldn’t expect. I had a love-hate relationship with Faith…there were many times that I just wanted to shake her and tell her to wise up, but I also related to her in many ways.
The book is 251 pages but it took me a long time to get through…there was something about the pacing that made it feel a bit slow.
Overall, I really enjoyed the story and the characters and would definitely read more by this author.
I received this book from the author to review. All opinions are my own.