The Cast Aways of Harewood Hall will not be the only book of Karen Herbert’s that I will read.
Harewood Hall is an aged care retirement village. Josh is a university student who works there part-time. His life becomes quite stressful after a spur-of-the-moment decision to take two mice from the research labs at the university.
Having nowhere to keep the mice, he decides to hide them in the village basement. Stress levels rise after it is reported in the media that mice are missing from the research lab, and the mice could be carrying a deadly disease.
How can Josh smuggle the mice back into the lab?
We get to know various residents, and see life from their perspective. This includes Harley, the stray cat, who is always on the lookout for someone to give into his charms and feed him. Harley is also very aware and wary of Bobby the dog, who is always escaping from his yard and venturing around on his own.
There are lots of things going on in the village, such as the delivery of packing boxes and then their removal, only for more to reappear. And why has the resident’s water bills suddenly escalated? What can be done about the beautiful but perhaps dangerous gum trees?
I found this book very easy to read and loved seeing things through Harley the cat’s eyes. The residents were very real and made Harewood Hall feel as if it really existed out there. This book was a lovely weekend read.
Thanks to Fremantle Press, a selection of our Beauty and Lace Club Members are reading The Cast Aways of Harewood Hall by Karen Herbert. You can read their comments below, or add your own review.
Im a Mum of 3 beautiful girls.
An avid reader that loves to travel but lacks the funds to venture far and wide constantly. A perfumeaholic with an addiction to beauty and skincare.
If not found with my head in a book or on a plane I can be found spending hours upon hour in Doctors and Hospital waiting rooms as part of my job as a Carer