Title: The Summer Seekers
Author: Sarah Morgan
Publication Date: May 18, 2021
Page Count: 432
My rating: 5 stars
About the book:
Get swept into a summer of sunshine, soul-searching and shameless matchmaking with this delightfully bighearted road-trip adventure by USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan!
Kathleen is eighty years old. After she has a run-in with an intruder, her daughter wants her to move into a residential home. But she’s not having any of it. What she craves—what she needs—is adventure.
Liza is drowning in 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…
The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan is a contemporary woman’s fiction read full of fun, family, travel and a bit of romance on the open road. The three main characters in this story are from three different generations and all are figuring out their lives in the best way that they can.
Kathleen is now an octogenarian who is still living on her own in her remote home when one night she finds an intruder in her kitchen. With some quick thinking Kathleen subdues the man with a bonk over the head with her heavy skillet. Kathleen’s daughter Liza isn’t so quick to write off her mother’s safety though and is ready to push for her to move.
Much to Liza’s dismay the encounter in the kitchen has the opposite effect on Kathleen leaving her feeling stronger than she has in years which leads her to missing her days of travel in her past while she worked on the show The Summer Seekers. Kathleen’s plan is to now hire a driver and travel the famous Route 66 in America. Martha, a young woman in her mid 20s, sees the ad for a driver and figures why not apply since she hasn’t figured out what she wants after her divorce.
So I should first admit that traveling Route 66 is one of those dream trips for me so of course I just had to pick this one up when I saw it. Thankfully though the characters in this book were wonderful so I quickly fell in love with watching them grow as I learned of their stories and joined them on all of their adventures. The book changes the point of view between them so you can enjoy all sides to their individual lives which gave a deeper level into all that was going on between all three and I enjoyed every minute of their journeys not only on the road but emotionally as well.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Sarah Morgan is a USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author of romance and women’s fiction. She has sold over 18 million copies of her books and her work has received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and Booklist.
Sarah lives near London, England with her family and when she isn’t writing or reading, she likes to spend time outdoors hiking or riding her mountain bike.
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