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March 21, 2014





Family and Business .Husband and wives. Parents and children. It’s always a balancing act.

Susie Moran is a success. She founded  and runs her own pottery company, and now her three daughters are all involved in what has become in what has become a highly profitable family business. Susie is justly proud of her family and her achievements and has no intention of letting things change.

But nothing can stay the same forever. Susie’s daughter’s find themselves increasingly at odds with their wonderful, creative, determined mother. And when Susie’s estranged father arrives to build bridges with a family he has never known, their lives are turned upside down.

Everything is changing and Susie’s world will never be the same again. In wanting to preserve her business, will she lose something more precious?.

My review

A long time ago I bought a pretty box with a lovely design on that had a few of Joanna Trollope earlier books in. Since reading those books a long time ago Joanna Trollope has been my favourite author. I have read Friday Nights and sense & Sensibility which I highly recommend it’s a dazzling reinvention of a literary classic with mobile phones and laptops woven in the story. I have so many more of Joanna Trollope’s books on my list to read. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Balancing Act. You can always count on Joanna Trollope to take readers through an action packed family with problems letting us see how the characters see their point of view from their perspective. The mother Susie was brought up by her grandparents as her father left her when she was a baby.Susie is now married to Jasper who is in a band doing gigs. Jasper and Susie have three daughters Ashley Cara and Grace who all help run their mothers Susie Sullivan Snape Pottery business. Trouble is store for the family as Susie’s father appears wanting to bond with Susie again. Another crisis for the family they are all not happy that Susie has bought a new house The Parlour House. As the story adapts dramatically we are drawn into the family business full of disagreements. The story of Susie’s life in Balancing Act is very easy to read and very hard to put down. I hope that many readers will enjoy Joanna Trollope’s latest book Balancing Act as much as I have.

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