In The Way We Were, Maeve Haran shows that we don't have to always do what's expected of us, no matter what age we are.
Love can be full of surprises.
Rachel is a promising A-level student - until she falls for sexy, dangerous Marko; Mr Darcy with a nose stud.
Her mother, Catherine, is trying to be a good parent and work colleague - but wishes the attentions of her attractive boss didn't suddenly seeming so alluring.
Grandmother Lavinia is certain of her values, protecting the country village she loves from change - until the return of a long-lost love reminds her that life moves on, for people as well as places. Is it too late for Lavinia to embrace change and find happiness?
After all these years - and a lifetime divided by convention - could they really throw other people's expectations to the wind and be the way they were?
Maeve Haran is an Oxford law graduate, former television producer and mother of three grown-up children. She started her writing career with the international bestseller, Having It All, which explored the dilemmas of balancing career and motherhood. Her recent novel, The Time of Their Lives, is a must-read for anyone who wasn't born yesterday and isn't ready to grow old. Her books have been translated into twenty-six languages, and two have been shortlisted for Romantic Novel of the Year. She lives in North London with her husband and a very scruffy Tibetan terrier.