About the Book:
Sun, Sangria and new starts, from the author of the bestselling Five French Hens.
Molly’s seventieth birthday comes as something of a shock. The woman in the mirror certainly looks every day of those seventy years, but inside Molly feels she still has so much more living left to do. Widowed and living alone with her cat Crumper, Molly fears she is slipping into a cliché of old age.
When Molly’s sister Nell appears on her doorstep, distraught that her husband of more than forty years, Phil, has left her for a younger lover, the women decide to seize the day. By the morning, flights are booked, bags are packed, and off they go for an adventure in Spain.
The sun, the sea, the new friends and the freedom are just the tonic for broken hearts and flagging souls. But even Spain isn’t enough to revive Molly’s spirit. A solo journey to Mexico is booked as Molly continues to chase the sun and to chase happiness. Will she find what she’s looking for in Mexico, or will she discover that true contentment can’t be found on a map, but it might just be found in a new flame.
Judy Leigh is back, with her trademark spirit of joie de vivre, fun, warmth and timeless lessons in how to live.
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About the Author:
Judy Leigh is the bestselling author of A Grand Old Time and The Age of Misadventure and the doyenne of the ‘it’s never too late’ genre of women’s fiction. She has lived all over the UK from Liverpool to Cornwall, but currently resides in Somerset.
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After Heading over the Hill, Chasing the Sun is my second book by Judy Leigh.
Molly and Nell are half sisters. Molly is 70 and is not sure what to make of that at first but soon decides she will make the best of it. She still has lots of things she wants to do. She is a fun outgoing person and I liked how Judy Leigh portrayed her from the start.
Nell is more reserved than her sister. Having two different characters made me feel I knew I was going to enjoy this. The sisters end up in Spain as they leave their hometown of Yeovil in Somerset.
Judy Leigh uses lots of great imagery to show their journey. The fun ramps up a notch when Molly decides to “go it alone” in Mexico. Will Nell keep in contact with her?
Will either of them want to go home?
These were questions in my mind throughout the book. Fun, and some serious moments ensue as the half sisters have the trip of a lifetime.
Again, the Spanish theme in the plot gripped me and this is pure escapism. I just LOVE the cover.
Judy Leigh creates realistic and memorable characters and I did not want this novel to end. It is perfect for a dose of sun, fun love and fabulous food.
Thanks to Judy Leigh, Rachel’s Random Resources and Boldwood Books for my ARC in exchange for an honest and voluntary review.