Mothering Sunday is an English holiday, similar to America’s Mother’s Day. It is 1924 and Jane Fairchild is given the day off from her job as a maid. As she is an orphan, there is no mother to visit and Jane makes a secretive yet leisurely visit to the son of a neighbor. Paul Sheringham is of high society wealth and status and about to be married. Jane and Paul have been carrying on their secret affair for years – but today is the last time they will be together. Decades later, Jane Fairchild reflects back on the chapters of her life, of her loves and passion for reading and later writing. Highly recommend this beautifully told, romantic story of one woman’s surprising journey. It is written simply and poetically and I could not put it down.