The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett by Annie Lyons


A feisty octogenarian, determined to live life on her terms, meets a ten-year-old who shows her there is still much living to do.

“Life is precious and as long as we have a reason to continue, we should follow the path.”

~The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett.

Eudora Honeysett is satisfied enough with the life she has led, and is making plans to call it quits. However, Eudora’s plans take a turn when her new neighbour, ten-year-old Rose, takes a shining to her.

The sometimes-cantankerous 85-year-old responds to Rose’s endearing perseverence and loyal attentions with decreasing restraint. There’s tenderness and humor as Eudora questions if life is still worth living.

This was an engaging and uplifting read that will probably appeal to fans of Bachman’s A Man Called Ove. I especially enjoyed this book because the protagonist is a spirited, mature woman who has something to say and isn’t afraid to speak.


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