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 an 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…
Why we like it
In The Summer Seekers, Sarah Morgan has created a wonderful trio of women each facing their own challenges. We loved each of them in turn; the delightful Kathleen who is an inspiration to us all, Liza, carrying so much responsibility that so many will identify with, and finally Martha already facing too many difficulties in her young life.
Set against a backdrop of the Cornish coast and a road trip along Route 66 their joyous journeys into their new lives is inspiring and uplifting.
An absolutely gorgeous summer read! Highly Recommended!