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Judy Leigh is back, with her trademark spirit of joie de vivre, fun, warmth and timeless lessons in how to live.
Sun, Sangria and new starts, from the author of the bestselling Five French Hens.
Molly’s seventieth birthday comes as something of a shock. The woman in the mirror certainly looks every day of those seventy years, but inside Molly feels she still has so much more living left to do. Widowed and living alone with her cat Crumper, Molly fears she is slipping into a cliché of old age.
When Molly’s sister Nell appears on her doorstep, distraught that her husband of more than forty years, Phil, has left her for a younger lover, the women decide to seize the day. By the morning, flights are booked, bags are packed, and off they go for an adventure in Spain.
The sun, the sea, the new friends and the freedom are just the tonic for broken hearts and flagging souls. But even Spain isn’t enough to revive Molly’s spirit. A solo journey to Mexico is booked as Molly continues to chase the sun and to chase happiness. Will she find what she’s looking for in Mexico, or will she discover that true contentment can’t be found on a map, but it might just be found in a new flame.
This is a story filled with family drama, angst, turmoil and travel as seventy year old Molly and her soon to be divorced sister, Nell, decide they’re not too old to enjoy life, visit new places, meet new people and live! It is a heartwarming story, taking the reader on holidays to both Spain and Mexico, journeys during which the sisters rethink their futures, explore new places and even possible romances. It is a story about taking chances, getting yourself out of a rut and daring to dream.
The story has lovely characters, some fantastic settings and lots of laugh out loud incidents. It is a lovely read that I thoroughly enjoyed and I’ll definitely be looking out for more by this author in future!
Thank you to Boldwood Books and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
Judy Leigh is the bestselling author of A Grand Old Time and The Age of Misadventure and the doyenne of the ‘it’s never too late’ genre of women’s fiction. She has lived all over the UK from Liverpool to Cornwall, but currently resides in Somerset.
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Thanks for such a lovely review! Sending warmest wishes…
You’re very welcome. I just hope I’m as motivated when I’m in my seventies as some of your brilliant characters!
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I love Judy Leigh’s books and can’t wait to get to this one. Great review Elaine.
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