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The flatshare

O'Leary, Beth.
Tiffy and Leon share a flat, but they have never met. They work opposite hours and are never in the flat at the same time. The two share a bed, but different sides and not at the same time. Tiffy leaves Leon homemade oat bars and Leon leaves Tiffy Mushroom Stroganoff. They get to know each other through notes that they leave stuck to every surface. Over time, their notes become long letters, as they confess their problems and struggles, such as Tiffy’s abusive ex-boyfriend who is still trying to control her life and Leon’s brother who is in prison for a crime he didn't commit. The two become each other’s beacon of hope. This is a funny, romantic story, but it also has a bit of a dark underbelly that gives the story some unexpected depth. Tiffy and Leon are both warm and charming and lovely, and would be perfect for each other, if only their paths would cross. Fans of Jojo Moyes will enjoy this writer.
Jennifer (Clemens Mill Library)