• Chasing the Sun

  • By: Judy Leigh
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (72 ratings)

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Chasing the Sun

By: Judy Leigh
Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
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Publisher's Summary

Sun, sangria and new starts, from the author of the best-selling Five French Hens.

Molly’s 70th birthday comes as something of a shock. The woman in the mirror certainly looks every day of those 70 years, but inside Molly feels she still has so much more living left to do. Widowed and living alone with her cat Crumper, Molly fears she is slipping into a cliché of old age.

When Molly’s sister Nell appears on her doorstep, distraught that her husband of more than 40 years, Phil, has left her for a younger lover, the women decide to seize the day. By the morning, flights are booked, bags are packed and off they go for an adventure in Spain.

The sun, the sea, the new friends and the freedom are just the tonic for broken hearts and flagging souls. But even Spain isn’t enough to revive Molly’s spirit. A solo journey to Mexico is booked as Molly continues to chase the sun and to chase happiness. Will she find what she’s looking for in Mexico, or will she discover that true contentment can’t be found on a map, but it might just be found in a new flame. 

Judy Leigh is back, with her trademark spirit of joie de vivre, fun, warmth and timeless lessons in how to live.

©2021 Judy Leigh (P)2021 Boldwood Books

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Fun and recognizable characters

For widows like me who are getting older it is rare to find a heroine that is relatable and can make you laugh out loud. Learning to live as a single for the first time at age 60 comes with a lot of life decisions and is often one step forward and one step back and I'm glad that's included in this book. It is inspiring to think that adventure still awaits.

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Another great read

Enjoy all of Judy's books. So relatable for those of us that are over 60. The narration was excellent.

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Another Humor Filled Romance

Well done, Phyllida Nash, you made Judy's book come alive. Not many romances for the 60+ set out there, keep them coming ladies! :0)

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Loved!

I loved this light fun story of aging folks having adventures. I will continue to read Judy Leigh .

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This was.a goof novel.for.a.dull.weekend. It.was.both poignant and.funny . Life is always a quandary for those who want to.look.at.it.that.way and sometimes you need to just.grab.it. This is a work.for.when grabbing is the only option.

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  • Tracy
  • 06-11-21

I was there with in the book

Ok I know that is a strange review title but as I listened to this mostly in bed I could imagine myself there as Molly the narration was excellent. The writing so brilliantly detailed and what a delightful novel with twists and turns in every chapter. It was a book that I couldn’t immediately predict who would end up madly in love with whom. A delightful Novel that left me wanting more. Thank you Boldwood Books for introducing me to new authors.

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  • Sue Lewis
  • 05-09-21

Laughter, tears, joy. Brilliant .

A wonderful book that you don’t want to put down. Another great book from Judy Leigh

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  • Mgilles5
  • 11-14-21

Well worth listening to again. loved it

you could believe the character as it builds into a pantomime of fun and frolics in destinations in the sun. well written with humour. I had several belly laughs as well as tears.

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  • NellMcMH
  • 10-20-21

Thank goodness someone...

...acknowledges that being 60+ is no barrier, either to dressing as you please, or to having a life!

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  • Valkyr52
  • 10-02-22

There's life in us old girls yet!!

I really enjoyed this book, from start to finish. It was also beautifully & skilfully read by Phyllida Nash. She managed to do cope with numerous accents, as well as speaking male characters parts in conversation with the main character, Molly. I look forward to hearing/reading more of this author's work. Good fun!!

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  • Lazy Daze
  • 07-19-22

Disappointed

I kept going with this book as I'd annoyingly used a credit to purchase it. I've listed to two other of her books which were actually free with Audible and they were brilliant.....warm, funny with a lovely easy pace. However this was really like listening to paint drying (if there is such thing). It was soooo slow and the narrator's accents leave a fair bit to be desired. Sorry 😞

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-26-22

Judy Leigh is amazing!!!

I’m absolutely loving every single book Judy has written!
Bravo!!!!!
Highly recommended……very enjoyable listening.

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  • sue t
  • 11-09-22

A Good Listen

I really enjoyed this book. An easy read but well written and read. Would recommend and look forward to more from this author.

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  • Pam Quelch
  • 11-05-22

Great listen

I loved this book it's the 2nd Judy Leigh I've listened too. It's so refreshing to hear about ladies of a certain age getting some romance & adventures in their lives 😍

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-09-22

Wonderful

Loved the Adventure and how the sisters found themselves
Beautiful Narrative
Definitely recommend Judy Leigh’s books.