Dancing Over The Hill #BookReview #CathyHopkins #HarperCollins #NetGalley

Written by Cathy Hopkins




When a boxset of Broadchurch is more appealing than having sex with your husband, then perhaps it’s time to hide the remote…

Cait and Matt have been married for 30 years. They are rock solid. An inspiration to others. Stuck together like glue. But Cait can’t shake off the feeling that something is missing. The whole world should be their oyster now that Matt has retired, so why does she feel shut up like a clam?

Things get more complicated when Tom Lewis, the man who broke her heart at university, makes a reappearance – still as charming as ever. Her friends, widow Lorna and newly-single Debs, have their own views of what Cait should do – but she isn’t in the mood to listen.

When Tom makes Cait an unexpected offer, Cait feels the pull of a different life. Has she got the guts to take the plunge, or does it take more courage to give her marriage another chance?

Funny and thoughtful, this is a book for anyone who ever wondered . . . what if?








Full of Fun and Laughter!  4 stars


What a great story about a mature marriage, with plenty of humour along the way!

Cait and Matt have survived 30 years of marriage. Matt heads off to work each day while his wife Cait, after many years as a teacher, works only part time to allow her to write the best selling novel she’s been dreaming of for a long time. But then things change and suddenly their marriage doesn’t seem quite as comfortable.

This is an entertaining read with it’s roots firmly in realism. After children grow up and leave home, many couples realise that over the years they have stopped making an effort and are just rolling along out of habit. So how do they recapture the magic – and, do they both want to? I have giggled my way through this one, laughing and nodding my head throughout. My only complaint would be that everything was tied up in a bit of a rush, contrary to the pace of the rest of the novel. Certainly an author to read again, that’s for sure. To my shame, this is another which has been stuck at the bottom of my tbr list for far too long, especially considering it’s so good!

My thanks to publisher Harper Collins for my copy via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review. 


Tags: women’s fiction
  • Format: ebook, paperback, audio
  • Size: 341 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • Publication Date: 14 December 2017
  • Purchase Links: GooglePlay
  •                                 Kobo
  •                                 Waterstones
  •                                 kindle




Meet the Author


CHCathy Hopkins lives in Bath with her husband and three cats.

Cathy has written two novels for the adult market. They are The Kicking The Bucket List which was published in March 2017 by Harper fiction and Dancing Over The Hill which was published in January 2018. She is currently working on a third.
Before writing for adults, Cathy wrote for the teenage market and had over 60 books published, many of which were translated into 34 languages.

In her spare time, Cathy loves nothing more than a long walk and pub lunch in the countryside with friends. She loves reading books from all types of genres. When it’s raining, she likes watching great box sets like Big Little Lies or Orange is the New Black. Apart from that, Cathy has always been curious about the answers to the big questions like why are we here, where have we come from and where do we go. Not having found a satisfactory answer yet, she has taken up gardening in her spare time instead.

You can read more about Cathy and her books on her website at http://www.cathyhopkins.com or contact her on her twitter page on CathyHopkins1 or on facebook.




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