The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan [Book review]



I thoroughly enjoyed this book it gave me all the feels, it was emotional, heart warming funny and just completely divine! I would like to say a huge thank you to Netgalley and Sarah Morgan for allowing me an advance copy of this book to read and review. This has in no way influenced my review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Blurb

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…


My thoughts

Wow, this is a perfect summer read, it had all the elements of a superb feel good romp, a feisty octogenarian, a non stop chatty twenty something, an impossibly cool rock star, a stressed mom who needs to take a break, a selfish husband, self centred teenagers, a gorgeous coastline and a fabulously chic mustang driving across the country!


It is told in the POV of three main characters and each of the women have their own emotional problems that they are trying to overcome. The personalities of each of the main women compliment each other so well, from exuberant Kathleen, bubbly yet unconfident Martha and stressed Liza they all come together to help each other find their happiness and confidence, even when they don't realise it.

It takes a huge leap and a journey across the world along route 66 for them all to realise what is important to them and how to navigate their lives for the better.


The side characters compliment the story so well, they fuel the need for the main characters to do what they do and give reasons for their, possibly rash, decisions. They give the three ladies substance and a thirst for adventure in their otherwise sedate lives.


This is the second book I have read recently where the main protagonist is looking at her life and wondering what it has become and it makes me think about my own life and how we need to live every day to the fullest. You never know what lies around the corner and there is no place for regret.


Regret achieves nothing, and it isn't even valid because looking back with distance, isn't the same as looking forward when you're close up.

The fictional characters have inspired me to ensure I leave no chance for regret in my life, to do the things that make myself and my family happy but also have some time that is just for me. Self Care being a great message within this story. Adventure is awaiting just around the corner and all we have to do is say yes!


Well done Sarah Morgan for tugging at my heart strings and leaving me feeling all warm and fuzzy after finishing this book. I want to be a summer seeker!


Publication date: 27th May 2021

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