Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Review: The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan

The Summer Seekers
by Sarah Morgan

Publisher: HQN
Pages: 432
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Kathleen is eighty years old. After she has a run-in with an intruder, her daughter wants her to move into a residential home. But she's not having any of it. What she craves--what she needs--is adventure.

Liza is drowning in the daily stress of family life. The last thing she needs is her mother jetting off on a wild holiday, making Liza long for a solo summer 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 advertisement for a driver and companion to share an epic road trip across America with, she decides this job might be the answer to her prayers. She's not the world's best driver, but anything has to be better than living with her parents. And traveling with a stranger? No problem. 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 to start over...

Kritters Thoughts:  A mother/daughter duo split this book and both take center stage at times.  Kathleen the mother is eighty years old and after an intrusion in her home she is pushed to go on one more adventure before she may have to settle down for the final years.  Liza, her daughter, has always been the responsible one - a dependable wife, mother, co worker and friend, she always answers the call and helps whomever is in need.  A third character is just below these two for air time and that is Martha who is unemployed and out of a relationship and feels as though she is floundering and doesn't know what she wants to do with her life.  

Part road trip, part self discovery, part romance/relationship book - this one had it all.  I love that in all of the parts, women took the center stage and it was a wide range of ages and life circumstances, any woman could find themselves in this book and enjoy it.  Martha and Kathleen, the youngest and oldest in the book, go on the road trip of a lifetime down Route 66 and along the way find the strengths in each other and challenge each other to make some hard decisions.  Liza escapes to her mother's empty home and defies her typical steadfastness and instead puts herself and her needs first and this challenges her family and friends, but in the end is good for all.  

Sarah Morgan is easily one of my favorite authors as she puts a focus on women, but doesn't leave out all the interesting things that make women unique from men and even from each other.  Although they appear light and breezy, her books have some great lessons to learn under the fun!

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2021 Challenge: 55 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from HarperCollins.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

1 comment :

  1. This sounds so very interesting. I love the idea of a road trip at eighty!


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