This is the third novel in Julie Round’s “Lane Trilogy”. Once again it follows the life of the Longman family and describes how they cope with the strains and stresses of everyday living. The author sympathetically describes how people may not be able to follow their dreams through circumstances beyond their control. However, she tells how by adapting to these changes they can still lead happy and fulfilling lives. Mother Katie’s dreams of romance, Father Bernard’s struggle with literacy, Son Robbie’s desire to care for animals and Daughter Heather’s ambition to become a champion athlete, convey this central theme. All the books in this trilogy can be read in any order and are a delight to read.
The Third Lane by Julie C Round is Published by Old Stick Books
Editor, Peatmore Press.