About the book

Kate Anthony

Kate Anthony

“It’s not often you find a book that genuinely makes you want to be a better person but this emotional, heart-warming story had just that effect on me.”

“You will also not be able to stop yourself thinking about love and happiness in all their many wonderful and unlikely forms and how helping someone else may be the best way to help yourself. I loved it.”

Daily Mail

Rachel was happily married – unfortunately the same could not be said of her husband who moved out to be with his young lover, leaving her with an overdraft, a seriously messy house and the task of mending not only her own heart but those of her three children.

But today things are going to change for Rachel, she is going to walk through the doors of Clifton Avenue care home and return to work for the first time in years. She will meet Rob and Philip, two unlikely heroes whose lives are as chaotic as her own, but who ultimately might just be her saviours.

This is a story of unexpected friendship; of the messy, muddy territory of those broken by life – and what it takes to fix them. It reminds us that the very darkest of days can be funny, heart-warming and even beautiful.

cover‘Beautiful day is sharply comic, but also heart-wrenching and a compulsive read. Rachel’s complex relationship with her young children, her smug ex and Philip, the vulnerable man at the care home where she works are so touching, so incredibly real – brought to life by Anthony’s excellent dialogue. I’m sad I’ve finished it!’
Hilary Boyd, author of ‘Thursdays in the Park.’

‘This book delivers what it says on the cover – a ‘Beautiful Day.’
‘Book Diva’

Penguin Books