Sun, Sangria and new starts, from the author of the bestselling Five French Hens.
Molly’s seventieth birthday comes as something of a shock. The woman in the mirror certainly looks every day of those seventy years, but inside Molly feels she still has so much more living left to do. Widowed and living alone with her cat Crumper, Molly fears she is slipping into a cliché of old age.
When Molly’s sister Nell appears on her doorstep, distraught that her husband of more than forty years, Phil, has left her for a younger lover, the women decide to seize the day. By the morning, flights are booked, bags are packed, and off they go for an adventure in Spain.
The sun, the sea, the new friends and the freedom are just the tonic for broken hearts and flagging souls. But even Spain isn’t enough to revive Molly’s spirit. A solo journey to Mexico is booked as Molly continues to chase the sun and to chase happiness. Will she find what she’s looking for in Mexico, or will she discover that true contentment can’t be found on a map, but it might just be found in a new flame.
Molly is a spry, adventurous woman with a positive outlook on life. She is feeling cage and ready for some fun. Her sister gets some unexpected, heartbreaking news. Molly decides to make things work and make her sister happy by booking a trip to Spain for them. Things don’t work out the way they all had planned bit they do work out happily for her sister. Molly had a case of wanderlust. She isn’t happy in one place. She arrives in Mexico by herself only to discover a lot of life lessons and love.
Honestly, this book was long. It took almost the entire book for both characters, the sisters, to figure out what they wanted and go for it while traveling to different sunny places. It was beautiful to see the discovery of love and self in the book. Both ladies were older and went into some trouble and adventures in the story. There are moments in the story that is comedic and inspirational. This book was on my Summer reading list however i dont feel im the ideal audience for this story i feel like it would be better comprehended by an older generation that may be able to sympathize with the characters.
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