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An inspirational and fun read – The Golden Girls’ Getaway by Judy Leigh – #BlogTour

My Review:

In three flats at 104 Drayton Mews -
Where there'll soon be unexpected news -
Three single ladies in their later years
Each have a flat and live in here.

When COVID caused the lockdown 
It left them all lonely and with a frown.
One's an actress in a long running soap
The other two stay alone and try to cope.

Getting together helps all three
Remember how things used to be
Reminiscences help to fuel their desire
To live a life less bland, one full of fire?

A besotted landlord comes to woo
Bringing his motorhome, Venus, too.
Lockdown eases and the ladies decide
It is time to go on holiday and who will drive!

Journey with the three
And then you'll also see
How their friendship grows as they holiday
And make changes to their dreams along the way.

An inspirational story of friendship, support and more
As places, dreams, emotions and possibilities they explore.
A  story of being brave and taking chances
Being open to new ideas and even romances!

For my complementary copy of this book, I say thank you,
I throughly enjoyed reading it and this is my honest review.


It has been a long and lonely year for neighbours Vivienne, Mary and Gwen. All ladies of a ‘certain age’, their lockdown experience has left them feeling isolated and alone. They are in desperate need of a change.

Things start to look up however, when Gwen comes up with a plan to get them out of London by borrowing a motor home. In no time at all the ladies are on the road – away from the city, away from their own four walls, and away from their worries.

The British countryside has never looked more beautiful. As they travel from Stonehenge to Dartmoor, from the Devon and Cornish coasts to the Yorkshire moors, gradually the years fall back, and the three friends start to imagine new futures with no limitations.

And as their journey continues and their friendships deepen, and while the seaside views turn into glorious mountains and moors, Mary, Vivienne and Gwen learn to smile again, to laugh again, and maybe even to love again. Now they can believe that the best is still to come…

Author Bio:

Judy Leigh is the bestselling author of Five French Hens , 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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5 comments on “An inspirational and fun read – The Golden Girls’ Getaway by Judy Leigh – #BlogTour

  1. Judy Leigh
    December 12, 2021

    This review is genius – thanks so much! Wishing you a lovely Christmas and a great 2022!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Carla
    December 13, 2021

    I am about 3/4 of the way through this book and am really enjoying it. I love reading about more mature, feisty characters. Wonderful review Elaine.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Splashes Into Books
      December 13, 2021

      Totally agree, especially when the characters regain their feistiness as the story progresses, like in this author’s fantastic books. I look forward to reading your review of it soon!

      Liked by 1 person

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