The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan @SarahMorgan_ @HQstories #bookreview #summerreading

The Summer Seekers written by Sarah Morgan, publisher HQ, is available in ebook, audiobook and paperback format from 27th May 2021.

Book Blurb

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…

To pre-order/buy link:

The book will be available to purchase from all good book retailers and most supermarkets but can be pre-order online https://amzn.to/3yo3kdF

REVIEW

I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

Life-affirming, comforting, funny, romantic, poignant – five words that sum up The Summer Seekers perfectly!

I absolutely adored The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan and was gutted when I got to the end; I want more. I can vision many more adventures for the characters we’ve learned and loved in this wonderful novel.

Author, Sarah Morgan, has written a novel that would appeal to young and old to men and women. It’s a story that takes you on an adventure but whilst travelling to new destinations you have to revisit old memories to allow your mind to be set free of the limitations you’ve placed around your heart.

Kathleen is 80 and restless, she’s had a life filled with many adventures but feels she has one important adventure she must complete; driving over 2,000 miles across America following Route 66 and finishing in California. One problem, Kathleen can’t drive so she advertises for a driver and companion for her travels.

Martha is in her mid 20’s she has no job, no home of her own and now no husband. She’s fed up of not being appreciated and acknowledged for her worth. When she sees Kathleen’s job advert she sees a chance to escape, she doesn’t notice that she has to drive, a skill she has zero confidence in!

Liza is Kathleen’s daughter and is constantly worried about her mother living on her own in a big house hundreds of miles away on the Cornish coast. Liza juggles married life, working full-time and looking after her twin teenage daughters. She feels torn and the strain of being relied upon by many is starting to niggle her.

We follow Kathleen and Martha getting to know each other and experiencing the adventure of a lifetime. We also follow Liza who goes on her own journey as she reassesses her life and makes changes to address issues that have plagued her for a long time.

I absolutely loved the pairing of Kathleen and Martha, with over 50 years age difference and from very different backgrounds you wouldn’t pick them out as perfect travel companions. The pair blended so well and they appeared to give each other strength and encouragement when times were needed. Kathleen was a vivacious character as her life experiences had shaped her. I loved her style, her attitude and her independence but I also felt empathy for her vulnerability. Martha was such an endearing character that you instantly warmed to and wanted to champion.

The Summer Seekers is such a wonderful story that will have you dreaming of your own adventures whether they are from your own comfy chair, a few miles up the road or hundred of miles away … with books we are never too far from our next adventure. 🙂

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.

Join Sarah’s mailing list at http://www.sarahmorgan.com for all book news. For more insight into her writing life follow her on Facebook at http://www.facebook/AuthorSarahMorgan and on Instagram at @sarahmorganwrites Contact Sarah at sarah@sarahmorgan.com

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