This was such a sweet book and some of the parts were more funny than any of the other books I have read this year. When Mr. Groen is pulled over for driving his mobility scooter too fast, I just about spit out my tea! The author has a delightful attitude even with his sad past. Speaking of this sad past, it is not a huge part of this story. Readers of this book will experience more ups than downs, even though the story does take place in an assisted living facility for older Dutch citizens.
The characters are a breath of fresh air. I liked Hendrik but I loved Evert. Evert tells it like it is and the book is more fun for it. I really loved reading about the relationships that were built and strengthened over the duration of the book. This is a great book if you like reading about characters that are rarely written about. Anyone who enjoys stories about relationships will enjoy this book. I do wish that there had been more information on the protagonists life prior to being in the assisted living facility but I still loved this book.
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