I Give It A Year – Helen Whitaker


Description: It’s New Year’s Eve, and Iris has just found out that her husband, Adam, is cheating on her. Furious, she kicks him out, and enlists her Dad to move in and help with the children whilst she tries to mend her broken heart.

But her Dad soon starts to display signs of Alzheimer’s, and Iris realises that if she loses her partner, she’ll be managing an awful lot on her own. Soon, she realises that Adam wasn’t the only one taking their marriage for granted, and for the sake of the children she decides to give him one more chance.

But is it braver to stay than to run? And can anyone fall in love with the same person twice?



I Give It A Year is one of the first books we’ve read in 2021, full of emotion, and realistically charting the situations and dilemmas that many people face in their lives; Helen Whitaker has created a powerful, thought-provoking book to start the year.

Cleverly written, this page-turning novel has so many twists and turns that it ensures that the reader will not know the outcome until the very last page. An engrossing weekend read!