Tuesday 25 May 2021

#BlogTour The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan

 It's my turn on the BlogTour The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan.

About the Author

Sarah Morgan is an international bestseller and the Top Ten Sunday Times bestselling author of The Christmas Sisters and A Wedding in December. She has sold over eighteen million books worldwide.

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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About the book

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. ..


Kathleen is determined to grasp what's left of her life with both hands and live life to the fullest. To do so she needs someone as a companion and to drive her down Route 66. Martha seems like the perfect person, except Martha is a little generous when it comes to describing her many talents, including being able to drive properly. Kind of a prerequisite for being a driver though.

At the core of this story is a mother-daughter relationship. Liza and Kathleen are on two different wavelengths, both struggle to understand the other, which makes the emotional distance between them even greater. Liza doesn't understand why her mother would want to do something so risky at her age and she definitely doesn't understand why she is having this experience of a lifetime with a complete stranger.

I liked the way the stranger becomes the surrogate daughter and the friendship that blossoms between them is what should be between mother and daughter. You have the parallel drawn between the two relationships and clearly one is lacking.

It's a gentle, funny and emotional read. I can imagine a few mothers and/or daughters recognising the similarities and difficulties in their own relationships. Morgan really delivers the depth of emotion and in the characters, whilst keeping it light at the right moments. It's never too heavy and yet digs deeper when it has to.

Buy The Summer Seekers at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher : HQ pub date 27 May 2021. Buy at Amazon com.

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