I’m thrilled to say I have Helen Buckley’s new book on the blog today, on behalf of Rachel’s Random Resources. Thanks to both Rachel Gilbey and Choc Lit for the copy of the book to take part.
What do you do when your life becomes more dramatic than reality TV?
As the devoted carer for famous antique expert Harold Kershaw, Karrie Morgan was always happy to keep a professional distance from his four spoilt grown-up children, who rarely made time for their father. But then a surprise involving Harold’s Will means Karrie is flung headlong into a press scandal, and into the chaotic world of the surviving Kershaws.
With the support of her trusted childhood friend Andrew, mild-mannered Karrie must face down ruthless ice queen Portia, master manipulator Gabriel, Botox fanatic Arabella, and ladies’ man Rafe, star of reality TV show Raised in Richmond … although perhaps not as fake and flashy as he initially seems?
As vicious rumours circulate and Karrie’s past comes back to haunt her, she struggles to know who to trust. Can she keep up with the Kershaws’ schemes?
Helen Buckley Is an author whose books I have loved everytime I have read one. This particular book is the fourth in the series but every book can be read as a standalone. I do love that there are brief appearances or mentions of characters or TV shows that are in the other books. This makes me smile a little.
We meet Karrie,who has been a carer to Harold Kershaw for seven years. His adult children have just left their father to be cared for by Karrie…until the day he dies and they begin to see money on the horizon. Karrie is gutted as he was like family to her and worries about what’s next for her. Harold has made provisions for her in his will which causes anger from his children.
What ensues is the Kershaws using dirty tricks and badmouthing as much as possible towards Karrie and her best friend Andrew. The children all think Karrie has managed to trick their father into leaving her everything. Will Karrie get through the nastiness from the family? Or will she just give it all back to them?
The Kershaws just reminded me of the greed and selfishness that we see daily in life. These people think Karrie is beneath them and must be a gold digger. They don’t consider that they are all more than comfy, with more than enough money. Greed is the order of the day. They are that bad, that they will even sling some mud at each other!
Karrie on the other hand, is a woman who cares for others before herself, someone who has had a hard life but still cares.
Again Helen Buckley brings characters that are so well developed you really take them to your heart. The others you can dislike so much. It’s such an engaging and escapist read that you really feel for Karrie.
One of the Kershaw children, Rafe, spends time with Karrie and it slowly dawns on him just how decent she is and how much he needed to be in the real world, instead of the reality TV world he was living in.
Helen Buckley has again,written a story that allows you to be transported from your life. The greed of people and how money brings out their worst flaws made me actually think wow, how can some people live with themselves? The fact that it’s not just a straightforward story keeps the pages turning too. I am looking forward to Helen Buckley’s next book.
Purchase Link https://mybook.to/KeepingupwithKershaws
Ever since I was little I wanted to be a writer, to turn daydreams into books. I’m fascinated by fame, in love with Happy Ever Afters, and enthralled by slow-burn romances. I squeeze in time to write around looking after my two sons.
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