Stand By Me by S.D. Robertson

Stand By Me

byS.D. Robertson

Kobo ebook | January 11, 2018

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‘A heartbreaking tale’ THE SUN ‘Exceptionally beautiful’ MIRANDA DICKINSON They’ll always have each other…won’t they? Lisa and Elliot have been best friends ever since the day they met as children. Popular, bright and sporty, Lisa was Elliot’s biggest supporter when the school bullies made his life a misery, and for that, he will always be grateful. Twenty years later, life has pulled the pair apart and Lisa is struggling. Her marriage is floundering, her teenage kids are being secretive, and she’s so tired she can’t think straight. So when Elliot knocks on the door, looking much better than she remembers, she can’t help but be delighted to see her old friend again. With Elliot back in their lives, Lisa’s family problems begin to improve – he’s like the fairy godmother she never had. As their bond deepens, she realises how much she’s missed him, and prays that this is one friendship that will last a lifetime. But sometimes, life has other ideas… A heartwarming story perfect for fans of Keith Stewart and Jojo Moyes, that will leave you with a tear in your eye but hope in your heart.

Title:Stand By MeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 11, 2018Publisher:HarperCollins PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0008223467

ISBN - 13:9780008223465


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Light Summer Read Robertson writes well and is able to hook the reader from the start. The book ping-pongs from then to now so that there are two stories in one. While easy to follow there is a disconnect at times when one is anxious to continue with the past or with the present. The novel touches on all the motherhood issues: alcoholic husband, gay adolescent, long lost love, cyber-bullied teenager, despondent adult, spiritual intervention, death and dying. I enjoyed the first half of the novel but was disappointed when the themes stalled and the resolutions to the conflicts were obviously going to end up Disney resolved. They do and all is right with the world. There is, I guess, a place for this Pollyanna type story, but Roberson's prosaic talent suggests he is capable of better.
Date published: 2018-06-25