Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

A delightful story about a widowed British major who unexpectedly finds his relationship with shopkeeper Mrs. Ali deepening when she comes to his aid following his brother’s death.  However, she is a foreigner. Can the village accept her?  This novel is filled with memorable characters, including the Major’s horrid sister-in-law, his self-centered son, and Mrs. Ali’s conflicted nephew.  Highly recommended.  The audio version is particularly well done.

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