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…
If you are looking for a feel good, uplifting summer read, then look no further. The Summer Seekers follows the lives of three very different women, all at different stages in their lives, but they all share the same desire – to escape their day to day lives and have an adventure.
First we meet Kathleen, an eighty year old woman who, after having a run in with an intruder in her home has to try and explain to her worried daughter as to why she has no desire to go in to a care home. Kathleen is fiercely independent, and this encounter is the final push that encourages her to chase the adventure she so desperately craves.
Unable to drive herself Kathleen puts an advertisement up online, catching the attention of Martha. Martha is going through a rather rough patch in her life, as she is now unemployed, the lack of companionship and inspiration in her life is certainly lacking. Despite her reservations about having to get back behind the wheel of a car, Martha knows this is an opportunity that she can’t pass up on.
Liza – Kathleen’s ever serious daughter – is far from happy about the idea of her mother setting off on a road trip with a woman she has only just met, and she struggles to see how her mother can even contemplate just upping and leaving her day to day life behind. We quickly come to learn that Liza is far from happy with her life, despite having a husband and twin daughters, she feels incredibly lonely and is taken for granted far too much by her family. After a heart to heart with her mother, Liza realises that it is about time she looks after herself, and embarks on her own adventure.
I adored learning about each of these women as individuals as the story unfolded. Each of the central characters had such unique personalities, and all of them were facing a different struggle in their lives that pushes them towards embarking on this adventure. All three women grew as individuals as the story progressed, and it was truly heart warming to see their confidence grow with every passing chapter.
The storyline itself is wonderfully written and refreshingly unique, allowing us to experience the journey from varying perspectives of three women, all of different generations, and the struggles in which they were facing themselves. This is a story that really captures your heart, and before long you find yourself rooting for these three women as they pursue their happiness.
About the Author
Sarah Morgan is a USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author of romance and women’s fiction. She has sold over 18 million copies of her books and her work has received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and Booklist.
Sarah lives near London, England with her family and when she isn’t writing or reading, she likes to spend time outdoors hiking or riding her mountain bike.
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*Thank you to HQ Stories and Sarah Morgan for providing me with a gifted copy of this book in return for my honest review. All thoughts are entirely my own and not influenced in any way.*