Kathleen is eighty years old. After she has a run-in with an intruder, her daughter wants her to move in to a residential home. But she’s not having any of it. What she craves—what she needs—is 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 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.
I should know by now that a book by Sarah Morgan will always bring me to tears...in the best possible way. Today’s are brought to you courtesy of The Summer Seekers, Morgan's newest women's fiction novel that immersed me into the lives of three very different women, each unique in her own right, all tied together by unexpected circumstances. I was intrigued by all three, curious about the circumstances that brought them to this point in their lives, and eager to discover where one summer of change would take them.
Three woman, three generations, each at a crossroads in her life. One who escapes her unappreciative family for a summer of exploration and self-discovery in her English seaside childhood home and the hope of finding the person she used to be. For the other two unlikely companions, a flight to the United States, followed by a highly entertaining, cross-country, road trip filled with adventure, laugh-out-loud humor, poignant moments, new love, and a long-overdue reconciliation. For all three, a summer of forgiveness, understanding, self-reflection, emotional healing, and a reminder that we’re never too old - or too young - for new beginnings.
Once I began reading this book, I became so fully immersed in these characters and their stories that I could not put it down until I finished. The Summer Seekers is another heart-tugging, uplifting, soul-satisfying story by Sarah Morgan that has my enthusiastic recommendation. Take it to the beach, take it to the pool, or just take it to the couch. This heartwarming tale should be on everyone’s summer reading list.