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 in sheltered accommodation.
Along with three members of the Salterley Tennis Club and the Jolly Weaver five-a side 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 travelers 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…
Oh my goodness, what a delightful story this was. When Lil makes the decision at the age of 82 – to book herself, her daughter who is 65 and her friend Maggie on a bus trip that will take them around Europe, she is in desperate need of some adventure in her life.
Alongside this trio of travellers we meet a football team and members of the Salterley Tennis club who are all embarking on the same trip as them, however their ideas of a good time are far different from Lil’s, but despite this difference in age and opinions, they form a bond of understanding with one another and are sure to make the journey all the more exciting in their own ways.
From lounging about on the beach, to taking in all the sights of the cities they visit on their journey, each new location they visit provides us with some truly laugh out loud moments, alongside those that warm your heart entirely. As the trip progresses and the return to normality is in the horizon, can Lil and her friends embrace the fresh outlook on life the trip has provided or will they find themselves falling back into their old habits.
If you are looking for a fun filled story full of adventure and friendship then this is undoubtedly the book for you. With a cast of truly enchanting characters and a storyline that you become fully immersed in it really is impossible to not feel a connection to Lil as you follow her adventures.
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About the Author
Judy Leigh is the bestselling author of 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.
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*Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources, Boldwood Books and Rachel’s Random Resources 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.*