The Reluctant Fortune-Teller by Keziah Frost
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This reminded me so often of Bensen's Mapp & Lucia books, with Carlotta as Lucia (the French episode) and Norbert as Mapp, at first grateful to Carlotta's interest and help and then outgrowing her tutelage. But this is more than that, this is also about old age and loneliness, and about being needed no matter what age you are. Finding friends, finding happiness and finding a purpose in life - all told in a quiet slice-of-life novel. Nothing better for spring.
ARC provided by publisher.