Judy Leigh is back with her trademark promise of laughter, happiness, friendship, and timeless lessons in how to live.
It’s always a good time for a road trip…
When 82-year-old Lil decides to book herself, her 65-year-old daughter, Cassie, and her friend Maggie on a bus trip across Europe, she hopes for a little adventure to counteract the monotony of life.
Along with three members of the Salterley Tennis Club and the Jolly Weaver football team, whose ideas of a good time are rather different to Lil’s and strikingly at odds with each other’s, the merry band of travellers set out on their great adventure.
From moving moments on the beaches of Normandy, outrageous adventures in Amsterdam, to the beauty of Bruges and gastronomic delights of France, the holiday is just the tonic Lil, Maggie and Cassie needed.
And as the time approaches for them to head home, Lil makes an unexpected discovery – even in her advancing years, men are like buses – there isn’t one for ages then two come along at once. Is Lil ready to share her golden years, and can the ladies embrace the fresh starts that the trip has given them.
Or is it just too late to change…
Another fun novel by Judy Leigh who never fails to deliver!
Setting out on a bus trip across Europe, every one of the passengers is seeking something different; 82 year old Lil is looking for adventure, accompanied by her daughter Cassie and neighbour Maggie, hoping that the latter’s absence will give husband Brian a much needed wake up call. Along with members of the local tennis club, football team and the local landlord they set off on their unforgettable journey.
What an absolutely fabulous read! This author has the knack of creating a wide range of characters, each with their own personalities and idiosyncrasies, and bringing them to life. There is laughter and angst along the way but, more than anything else, there is wonderful entertainment. I look forward to each of Judy’s books as I know they will raise my spirits and make me giggle while also having a realistic side too. A marvellous read, thoroughly enjoyed and definitely recommended. 4.5*.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy and to Rachel Gilbey for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: women’s humorous fiction
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 364 pages
- Publisher: Boldwood Books
- Publication Date: 26 August 2021
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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.