Delighted to be on the blog blitz and share with you my review of this charming book! Many thanks to Kim for my invitation and to Dee MacDonald for her wonderful story!😍
One morning, Connie McColl wakes up and decides to swap her ordinary life, for an extraordinary adventure…
Connie McColl is finally free to make her own decisions for the first time in decades. And when she meets glamorous Gill and downtrodden Maggie, at a rather dull flower arranging class, it seems that she’s not the only one dreaming of adventure. The three very different women all agree it’s about time they had a holiday to remember.
So they make a pact for this summer to be their best yet – and drive off into the sunset together…
As they meander their way along the beautiful beaches of France and onto the glorious delights of Italy in their luxury campervan, the new friends have plenty of fun and frolics in the sunshine. But the vacation isn’t quite what they expected…
Gill will do anything to have one last holiday romance, Connie has a surprise inheritance awaiting her in Italy, and Maggie has a secret that is going to catch up with them all…
In the end, all three women discover that the journey they thought would be their last really is just the beginning…
From the bestselling author of The Runaway Wife, The Getaway Girls is a laugh-out-loud, life-affirming journey of friendship, romance and living life to the full. If you loved The Kicking the Bucket List and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry this book is for you.
5 Fabulously FUN Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
🎵 and we’ll have fun, fun, fun, till the grandkids take the RV away!🎵
This was such a delightful and fun book from first page to last! This is the follow-up to “ The Runaway Wife “ an equally delightful book, however it can absolutely 100% be read as a standalone…. and I strongly encourage you to pick both of these books up! Filled with so much fun and fabulous characters and the best part these characters are pushing 70…. whether you are 20 or 69 or older, it is just so nice reading a book about women in the later part of their life having the time of their lives! It is good to know the best is yet to come!
This time Connie has traded in Kermit the car for Bella the RV… now living in London teaching flower arranging classes… Connie is starting to get itchy feet… having recently learned of a long lost relative in Italy she decides to purchase an RV and head on a road trip, but this time not alone…. Maggie and Gil, two women taking her flower arranging classes needed to get away as well so they join Connie on this journey…. these ladies were acquaintances before the road trip and part of the fun of this book was watching the bond between them grow and grow and grow…. three very different women bonding over life experiences and learning you still have things to learn no matter your age….
There is also a bit of a dark side in this book…. Maggie left London with $100,000 and left behind an angry man! An angry man determined to catch up with her… can these three ladies have the road trip of their dreams even with that maroon Lexus chasing them? Well you my friends are going to need to read this book to find out! And truly how can you beat a book with fabulous characters visiting beautiful France and Italy? Allowing you to vacation vicariously through them…. loved all the sites, the beauty, the food, the vineyards,and most of all the people…
An absolutely perfect summer read that I would strongly recommend to all!💕
*** many thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this delightful book ***
Meet Dee MacDonald
The Runaway Wife is Dee’s first (published) novel but in fact she wrote her very first book – at around seven years of age! This was a love story which she duly illustrated before sewing all the pages together up one side. Writing was what she ‘was good at’ in school and she won several essay competitions, but then life got in the way and she didn’t pick up a pen again until after retirement.
Dee left Scotland and headed for London at the beginning of the swinging sixties. After typing her way round the West End she became an air stewardess on long haul routes with BA (then BOAC) for eight years. After that she did market research at Heathrow for both the government statistics and for BA, she became a sales rep., and was the receptionist at the Thames Television Studios in Teddington when they had the franchise.
She then ran a small B&B for ten years in Cornwall, where she lives with her husband. Dee has one son and two grandsons who live locally.
Her second book, The Getaway Girls, will be published in August.