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…
I first met Connie in The Runaway Wife and absolutely loved her character so was so excited when I realised there was another book featuring her. You don’t have to have read The Runaway Wife to enjoy this one as it works perfectly well as a stand alone but as it’s a fabulous book I would urge you to read it also.
Through Connie and her friends we realise that life doesn’t end when you reach a certain age. If anything, for some, it’s just beginning. Connie, Gill and Maggie are three quite different women all wanting to make changes in their lives. I thought they were incredibly brave to drive off on an adventure together and was so glad I got taken on their journey with them.
You can’t help but fall in love with the idea of setting off for pastures new and getting to see the world whilst your at it. I’ve only ever spent a very brief time in France and never been to Italy and after reading this book I will certainly be rectifying that. I felt so chilled out and relaxed reading of the women’s travels and fell in love with the places as much as they did.
As with everything there are some ups and downs on their travels but what the author delivers is a fabulous and entertaining read that I didn’t want to end. If anything, I am hoping there is going to be more as by the end I felt like firm friends with the three women and I really hope to be able to catch up with them in the future.
The Getaway Girls is a heart warming and fun filled story that every woman should read. It’s an uplifting story that makes you realise that you are never too old to go after what you want in life. Loved it.
My thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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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.