Under One Roof
An uplifting and heartwarming read from Samantha Tonge for 2022
by Samantha Tonge
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 09 Feb 2022 | Archive Date 09 Feb 2022
‘Such a joy of a book’ Faith Hogan, author of The Ladies’ Midnight Swimming Club
‘Family stalemates are unravelled in this moving novel about three strong women told with Samantha’s warmth, humour and empathy’ Zoe Folbigg, author of The Note
‘Heartwarming tale of family rifts and reunions across three generations with a generous helping of wonderful 80s nostalgia. A lovely read!’ Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things
One forgotten discovery will change three women’s lives for ever…
Robin hasn’t been home for decades. After running away to London, she never expected to see her cantankerous mother, Faye, again. But when Faye has a fall, the two women are thrown together once more.
The years apart have not made their hearts grow fonder and the ground between them is unsteady. Then Robin finds an unopened scroll – the last of the treasure hunts her much-missed father used to take them on every Sunday. A hunt he believed might change everything.
Yet, not even this gift from her beloved father can smooth the way until Robin’s daughter, Amber, arrives to meet her grandmother for the first time. Amber is determined that the decades-old mystery be solved.
Can a 30-year-old treasure hunt really 'change everything'?
What readers are saying about Under One Roof:
‘Hang on to your leg warmers, because underneath this nostalgic step back in time is an achingly perceptive, beautifully written exploration of the complicated bonds between mothers and daughters. I adored it’ Shari Low
'A gorgeous tale of a divided family facing the past via a treasure hunt, beautifully written and full of fabulous 80s nostalgia.' Jessica Redland
‘Omg I've needed this book. I think all multi-generational homes do too’ NetGalley Reviewer
‘An uplifting, yet emotional story about what it means to be family. You’ll laugh and you’ll cry’ Sian O’Gorman
'I fell right into the tale and was fully invested in these authentic characters’ NetGalley Reviewer
‘I found this book tender, moving and intensely honest’ Celia Anderson
‘I highly recommend this book and feel that it is a beautiful story’ NetGalley Reviewer
'Warm, wise and wonderfully nostalgic' Alex Brown
‘Uplifting and serious at the same time, I absolutely loved it’ NetGalley Reviewer
‘A heartfelt and thought-provoking read’ Sarah Bennett
‘I didn’t like this book, I loved it’ NetGalley Reviewer
'A fabulous read that I totally devoured' Katie Ginger
'A wonderful mix of contemporary fiction and family life' NetGalley Reviewer
'Highly, highly recommended reading!' Jaimie Adams
'I’ve read a few of Samantha’s books now, but I think this one is my favourite' NetGalley Reviewer
‘Heartfelt, candid, witty and emotional’ SD Robertson
‘Once I started reading this book, I couldn’t put it down’ NetGalley Reviewer
‘A warm and wise book of healing, forgiveness and wonderful 80s nostalgia. A twinkling 5 stars!’ Fiona Collins
‘A real warts and all story about relationships between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, and teenage friends growing up. . . A really uplifting read’ NetGalley Reviewer