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Moving story with great characters and setting – The Highland Hens by Judy Leigh

My Review

This author writes great reads with older characters who
Are feisty, determined, trying to live life to the full, too.
This one is another, set on the shores of Loch Ness
With three brothers determined to stop their Mum getting in a mess!

Their Mum is eighty-eight but was a dancer in her prime
And she's determined to keep on dancing till the end of her time.
She sings, performs and drinks Chardonnay
But is somewhat lonely living in the past every day.

Jess Oliver is on holiday in the Highlands exploring where she will
But the work is much bigger so she can stay for longer still.
She answers an ad to be a carer for Mimi
Staying in Glen Carrick House for a month or three.

The three brothers are so different but all love Mimi
They each are going through so much you'll see.
Everyone's lives are changing, what will their futures be?
Age and your past are no obstacles they'll see.

A story filled with memories, life, love and laughter,
With the chance of more than one happily ever after.
But be warned that just when things are going so steady
Gosh, that ending . . . . get the tissues at the ready!

A moving read, with great characters and setting
One I highly recommend you seriously consider getting!
For my complementary copy, I say thank you,
As I share with you this, my honest review. 


In the imposing Glen Carrick House overlooking Scotland’s famous Loch Ness, lives eighty-eight-year-old Mimi McKinlay, cared for by her three adult sons. Hamish has inherited his mother’s musical talents, Fin is the responsible brother, and Angus has the complicated and brooding personality to match his dashing good looks. 

But what all the brothers share is a concern that their beloved mother is living in her memories of her days on stage, while letting her present days pass her by.

Jess Oliver is at a turning point. Amicably divorced after years of being married, this trip to the Highlands is a first taste of independence. It isn’t long before the beauty and hospitality of Scotland captures her heart.

When Mimi and Jess’s paths cross, a friendship is formed that will change both women’s lives.  And as together they find ways to look forward instead of to the past, long forgotten dreams are within reach, and every new day is fresh with possibilities. 

Take a trip to the Highlands with Judy Leigh for an unforgettable story of glorious pasts and fabulous futures, of love, friendship, family and fun. The perfect feel-good novel for all fans of Dawn French, Dee Macdonald and Cathy Hopkins.

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Author Bio:

Judy Leigh is the USA Today bestselling author of The Old Girls’ Network and Five French Hens 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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2 comments on “Moving story with great characters and setting – The Highland Hens by Judy Leigh

  1. Judy Leigh
    August 5, 2022

    Another brilliant rhyme, so clever and spoiler free. Thank you so much for your unique and memorable reviews. Sending warmest wishes, J x.


  2. Carla
    August 12, 2022

    I can’t wait to get to this one. I love Judy Leigh’s books. My daughter and I spend a couple of wonderful days in Loch Ness on our Scotland holiday. Wonderful lyrical review, Elaine.


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