The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan #BookReview #HQDigital #NetGalley #5*

The brand-new feel-good novel from the Sunday Times bestseller

‘The road trip of a lifetime – terrific fun, and will have you reaching for your car keys. The Summer Seekers is the perfect roadmap out of lockdown’ Veronica HenrySunday Times bestselling author
‘Such good fun! An inspiring, romantic and joyful tale that proves it really is never too late for adventure!’ Laura Jane Williams, bestselling author of Our Stop
The Summer Seekers is warm-hearted, tender and wise, a truly uplifting story of life, love and daring to discover what lies beyond what you know. I loved travelling across America with Kathleen, Liza and Martha on their joyous, epic road trip!’ Miranda Dickinson, author of Our Story

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Kathleen is eighty years old. After a run-in with an intruder, her daughter wants her to move into a residential home. She’s not having any of it. What she craves – needs – is adventure.

Liza is drowning under the daily stress of family life. The last thing she needs is her mother jetting off on a wild holiday, making Liza dream of a solo break of her own.

Martha is having a quarter-life crisis. Unemployed, unloved and uninspired, she just can’t get her life together. But she knows something has to change.

When Martha sees Kathleen’s advert for a driver and companion to take an epic road trip across America, she decides this job might be the answer to her prayers. Travelling with a stranger? No problem. She’s not the world’s best driver, but it couldn’t be worse than living with her parents again. And anyway, how much trouble can one eighty-year-old woman be?

As these women embark on the journey of a lifetime, they all discover it’s never too late for adventure…

Tender, Touching & Utterly Delightful!

Such an adorable read; I always enjoy Sarah Morgan’s novels but this one really got to me.

Kathleen is eighty years old and still living in the large family home; when she has a fall, her daughter Liza broaches the subject of selling up and moving to a residential home. Liza has a demanding family and can’t deal with her mother on top of everything else. However, Kathleen has other ideas; she’s always been independent and spirited and decides what she really needs is to travel and advertises for a driver to accompany her across America. Martha has had enough of her family constantly putting her down and a trip across the states with an octogenarian may well be just the ticket. She’s not the best driver in the world, but it’s got to be better than staying at home . . .

What a well-conceived story this is. Fantastic characters, each with their own problems, merge together into a terrific read. Kathleen has lived a full life, but yearns for more. Liza does such a lot for everyone else that she has lost her sense of self and Martha? Well, Martha is the one I most identified with. Her family continually put her down and she so badly needs someone to build her confidence and boost her self-esteem. This is beautifully written, alternating between Kathleen and Martha on their trip and Liza at home. I got so engrossed in each part of the tale that it was rather a surprise each time it turned to the other! Tender, touching and utterly delightful, I really cannot recommend this one enough – it is a rich, rewarding read and one I’m happy to give all five sparkling stars.

My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: women’s fiction

Author Details

Sarah Morgan is a Sunday Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and women’s fiction. She has sold over 18 million copies of her books, and her trademark humour and warmth have gained her fans across the globe.  Her books have been translated into 28 languages and have earned her starred reviews from Publishers WeeklyBooklist and Library Journal.

Sarah lives near London, and when she isn’t reading or writing she loves spending time outdoors, walking or riding her mountain bike. She frequently stops to take photographs, much to the annoyance of her family.

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