The Cactus

by Sarah Haywood
An interesting and insightful story about a 45-year-old woman whose mother dies Nf then  she discovers she is pregnant. An excellent book for fans of ELEANOR OLYPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE and A MAN CALLED OVE or those that enjoy British humor. The Cactus by Sarah Haywood  #fiction, #reading, #books to read, #books

Praise For This Book

The Cactus will be compared to Gail Honeyman's Eleanor Oliphant Is Absolutely Fine...there is terrible poignancy' Patricia Nicol The Sunday Times

'Legal battles, lapses of logic and the joys and fears of motherhood are explored in this astute, funny and moving novel of a woman learning how to let go' Daily Mail

'Funny, compelling, well-written...for fans of Marian Keyes who demand a bit of grit in their comic writing' Emerald Street

'A warm, witty portrait of a woman finally creating the family she deserves' Kirkus

'This book is charming and easy to read, the perfect tonic to this absurdly grey February' The Pool

'Hilarious and endearing ... anchored by the splendid character of Susan' Publishers Weekly

'Fans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine will love The Cactus ... wonderfully funny and astute' Sarra Manning Red

'An original, engaging and totally believable character' Graeme Simsion The Rosie Project, and with Anne Buist, Two Steps Forward

'If, like me, you never stopped to think what a child born of The Rosie Project's Don Tillman and Bridget Jones might be like, there's one way to find out. Read Sarah Haywood's The Cactus.' Julia Claiborne Johnson Author of Be Frank with Me

PBRHome- for bookish gifts

Recent Book Reviews

Book Review -  Fifth Avenue Glamour Girl by Renee Rosen

Fifth Avenue Glamour Girl

By Renee Rosen
This book is a must-read for anyone who's interested in the fashion world or enjoys reading stories about female friendships. It follows the journey of Gloria and Estee Lauder, two women who share their dreams of working in ...More

 Book Review - The Spectacular by Fiona Davis

The Spectacular

By Fiona Davis
It's 1956, and Marion, a passionate dancer and dance teacher, is thrilled when she has the opportunity to be a Radio City Rockette. But there is a cost; she must sacrifice her family to follow her dream ... More
Book Review -  The Violin Conspiracy by Brian Slocumb

The Violin Conspiracy

By Brendan Slocumb
This book grabbed my attention from the very beginning, with the opening playing beautiful classical music. A few times throughout the book, there are additional snippets of music. It's one of the bonuses of listening to a book on audio ...More

 Book Review - Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica

Local Woman Missing

By Mary Kubica
Local Woman Missing is a gripping psychological thriller by Mary Kubica, filled with suspense, mystery, and secrets. I loved how this book grabbed from the first chapter and had me on the edge of my seat... More

Visit Our Blog

You May Also Like

PBR book reviews and Reading guides for book clubs
Visit out Etsy Shop
10 Books I Can't Stop Recommending