Beverley Hansford's latest novel, A Touch of Autumn Gold, is a light-hearted insight into the older generation; how they view life in later years and how they deal with the challenges which suddenly descend upon them. The story will resonate with readers in the later phases of life, who will identify with many of the subjects raised in this delightful story. Widowed Debbie Patterson is happy with her life. She has a nice house, a garden to potter about in and a grandson to entertain her. Even her two daughters' regular attempts to influence their mother on what is best for her, she takes in her stride. Until, that is, she goes on holiday and meets widower John Hammond. Suddenly she sees how dull her life really is. When John contacts her again after the holiday, a warm relationship develops. Debbie enjoys every minute of the attention, but when she eventually lets her daughters into her secret, she receives two very different reactions - neither quite what she expected.