Book tour stop! Today I’m delighted to be the host for Lil’s Bus Trip, a contemporary novel written by Judy Leigh.
First thing first, let me thank Rachel and the publisher, Boldwood Books, for providing me with an e-copy of this book. Much obliged *hat tip*
MEET THE BOOK
It’s always a good time for a road trip…
When 82-year-old Lil decides to book herself, her 65-year-old daughter, Cassie, and her friend Maggie on a bus trip across Europe, she hopes for a little adventure to counteract the monotony of life in sheltered accommodation.
Along with three members of the Salterley Tennis Club and the Jolly Weaver five-a side football team, whose ideas of a good time are rather different to Lil’s and strikingly at odds with each other’s, the merry band of travelers set out on their great adventure.
From moving moments on the beaches of Normandy, outrageous adventures in Amsterdam, to the beauty of Bruges and gastronomic delights of France, the holiday is just the tonic Lil, Maggie and Cassie needed.
And as the time approaches for them to head home, Lil makes an unexpected discovery – even in her advancing years, men are like buses – there isn’t one for ages then two come along at once. Is Lil ready to share her golden years, and can the ladies embrace the fresh starts that the trip has given them. Or is it just too late to change…
Publishing date: 26/08/21
Purchase link: Amazon.com
READ MY REVIEW
Cover: Whimsical, with a peculiar font. It might be unusual, but it fits with the general theme.
A whimsical cover for a whimsical story, that’s Lil’s Bus Trip in a nutshell. Leigh wrote a good little story: funny and witty in places, but with a poignant side too. Hopeful.
The MC, Lil, is an old lady who’s been able to overcome all the adversities of life, while her daughter, Cassie, is an adventurous spirit with a heart of gold. Together with a ragtag group, they embark on a trip to France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, a vacation that might be impromptu but it’s still well-deserved.
Old ladies on a vacation, what could happen? Well, a lot. Maggie, Lil’s friend, realizes something about herself and her marriage; Cassie can spread her wings a little further before accepting what has always been in front of her. And Lil? You’ll find out.
The supporting cast of characters is interesting, and each of them has a distinctive voice. Sue and Denise are maybe the ones I like better, because they grow a lot throughout the book. Even Ken has a chance to redeem himself.
Lil’s Bus Trip is written in a fresh, entertaining style. A delightful novel with a finale that’s just heartwarming. If you like feel-good stories, you’re in for a treat.
MEET 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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