Title: The Getaway Girls
Author: Dee MacDonald
Publication Date: July 30, 2018
Page Count: 340
My rating: 5 stars
About the book:
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.
First let me start off by saying kudos to the author for writing a follow up book that can easily be read by anyone. I had no idea going into The Getaway Girls by Dee MacDonald that Connie is the lead character from the authors first book, The Runaway Wife, and this is a continuation of her story. I actually didn’t find this out until I was finished reading and hit the about section when the story was done but I loved every minute of this one and never felt as if I missed something somewhere.
The story starts off as Connie is finishing up a class she had been taken with Maggie and Gill. The ladies are somewhat friends but not really that close so when Connie starts getting the idea of buying a motor home and traveling from England to Italy she wonders what the heck is she really thinking when she considers inviting them along.
As different as these three ladies are though for one reason or another they are all nearing seventy and ready for an adventure of a lifetime. So Connie’s desire of tracking down her family roots across a couple of countries suddenly becomes on giant adventure after another as the trio travel and strengthen their friendship into a life long bond.
This story was a wonderful little read holding so many fun things within the pages. First, we don’t have your average young characters but three elderly ladies that will show up a few youngsters. There’s also action and suspense when one character brings a bit of trouble into the trip, there’s a bit of romance with one looking for love and a whole lot of female bonding and friendship. And as an added bonus for someone like me that loves the idea of virtually traveling along with my characters these ladies do it in the most fun way taking their time and seeing the sites on their road trip of my dreams. Definitely recommend checking out this little gem!
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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