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…
I have not read about a really good road trip for a long time and Sarah’s story really hit the spot. It made me crave getting out on the open road with the sun high in the sky and to escape the everyday world. There are three stories that interweave and come together, Kathleen is eighty and is fed up with her life, she wants a big adventure before it is too late. Liza is her Kathleen’s daughter and is tired of being stressed all the time, and Martha is just what Kathleen needs, Martha has her own problems in life and when she see’s Kathleen is looking for a driver she goes for the job and gets it. They go on a trip of a life time together and find themselves. It was wonderful to see how they bonded but also it was lovely to see Kathleen doing something she has always wanted to do. It shows if you really want to do something, just go for it, don’t be scared. If an eighty year old lady can do it, then anyone can. A warm and uplifting story, that I truly loved.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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