Then she gets offered her dream job: renovate the house where J.M. Barrie wrote Peter Pan. She’s always been a fan of Peter Pan (her dog’s name is Tink, after all), and she’s always loved England. What more could she ask for?
Things aren’t quite as perfect as she hoped when she gets to England, but she soon makes friends with a group of older women – the J.M. Barrie Ladies’ Swimming Society. They can help her through anything, just like they’ve helped each other over the years.
This is a fun, light read. I love any book set in England, especially the Cotswolds (oh, how I want to go there!). The title is a little misleading, though. If you want a book about J.M. Barrie, this isn’t it. In my opinion, Zitwer could have made a lot more of that connection. The Ladies’ Swimming Society is delightful, though, and all of the characters are fun to get to know. There were a few plot jumps – moments when I thought the characters acted in a way that was inconsistent with where they were in that relationship, things that should have been stretched out for a longer period of time to be more believable. I have to admit that that did diminish my enjoyment of this book a bit. No book is perfect, though, and this one was still a good read with many engaging characters.