Kerry Tucker Learns to Live

Well as you can imagine, the minute I saw this title I just knew I had to read it.  Firstly the main character is called Kerry, and secondly anyone who can overcome their past has a special place in my heart. Kerry Tucker Learns to Live was totally unexpected.  To be honest I am not sure what I was expecting, but the character of Kerry was so different and unexpected.  She is prickly, private and yet makes her living walking the streets delivering post, showing her soft side and getting into trouble for stopping for a cup of tea.  One of the interesting sides of this book is it takes place just as the Covid restrictions were lifted.  It’s the first book I have read, which uses Covid to partly shape the story.  And it is really so relatable.  Like so many of us I became accustomed to staying at home and comfortable with a life without mandatory socialising.  This aspect of Kerry’s life is poignant, but also totally understandable. I don’t want to give you too many spoilers but be prepared to read a rollercoaster of emotions as this brave woman learns to live.

Sometimes you have to reach the end of the road before you can start over.

Kerry is perfectly happy with her life. She gets up at the same time every day to deliver post to the winding lanes and little villages around where she lives, stopping for a chat at some of the houses along the way. Once a month she has Sunday lunch with her sister Beth’s perfect family, to eat roast chicken while Beth tells her why she should want more out of life.

Beth thinks Kerry is kidding herself. She thinks Kerry needs to move out of the horrible little apartment converted from the garage in their parents’ garden, find a better job, and maybe even meet a man. And now their parents’ house is up for sale, Beth is going to make sure Kerry gets a life… whether Kerry likes it or not.

Kerry knows something Beth doesn’t, though. She knows the happiest of marriages can hide dark secrets, and that even the people you love most in the world can betray you. She’s known that since she was seventeen years old, when she learned her father’s secret.

It’s far safer not to get close to people…

Isn’t it?

This is a brilliantly emotional novel about moving on and learning to live that will make you laugh out loud and cry buckets. Perfect for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Matt Haig and Mike Gayle.

About the Author

Over her twenty-year writing career, Louise Voss has published books via pretty much every publishing model there is, from deals with major traditional publishing houses (Transworld and HarperCollins), to digital (Thomas & Mercer and Bookouture) and self-publishing. In 2011, she and co-author Mark Edwards were the first UK indie-published authors to hit the No.1 spot on Amazon UK. Louise has written thirteen novels in total, seven solo and six co-written, across psychological thrillers, police procedurals and contemporary fiction.  This isn’t the first Louise Voss book I have read, and it won’t be the last! Treat yourself here: Amazon: Thank you for reading.  I would love to hear what you have on your kindle lined up. Kerry xx


There was a huge part of me fighting against turning anything like fifty. It happens though and there is nothing we can do to fight it. Well we can’t fight the chronology of years and minutes ticking by but we can stay fabulous. I try to be fabulous, despite having a few things I am fighting against like RA, Diabetes and Pernicious Anaemia. This blog is simply about me embracing life. Food, make-up, fashion and more. My trials and tribulations. I hope you enjoy!

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