Sylvia’s Second Act – Hillary Yablon

Sylvia's Second Act - Hillary Yablon

Description: Growing older doesn’t just mean growing wiser.

But it does mean a lot of fun…

When 63-year-old Sylvia finds her husband in bed with another woman, she’s shocked and furious . . . at first. But by the time her head stops spinning, Sylvia realises she hates the retirement community she’s living in – it’s for old people. And she certainly doesn’t feel old!

So, she enlists the help of her best friend, glamorous 70-year-old widow Evie, and the pair flee to Manhattan to start a new life in the city that never sleeps. Sylvia’s husband may have lost her life savings, but they’re scrappy and determined – and they weren’t born yesterday…

Before long, Sylvia is reviving her wedding planning business and even finds herself back in the dating game! And no matter what her meddling daughter thinks, it’s her time now – and she’s determined that in this glorious second act, the best is yet to come!

Why We Liked It

In Sylvia’s Second Act, Hillary has struck just the right balance between humour, adventure and second chances.

The story has pace, laugh-out loud moments, capturing the energy and spirit of New York City by following a great life adventure taken by two feisty best friends.

It also brilliantly illustrates that it is never too late to take control and identify what you really want from life.

This is a wonderful debut novel, heartwarming and uplifting. Highly recommended!