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Publisher's Summary

Brand-new from the USA Today best-selling author of The Old Girls' Network. 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.

Along with three members of the Salterley Tennis Club and the Jolly Weaver 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 travellers 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....

Judy Leigh is back with her trademark promise of laughter, happiness, friendship, and timeless lessons in how to live.

©2021 Judy Leigh (P)2021 Boldwood Books

Critic Reviews

"Brilliantly funny, emotional and uplifting." (Miranda Dickinson)

"Lovely...a book that assures that life is far from over at 70." (Cathy Hopkins best-selling author of The Kicking the Bucket List)

"Brimming with warmth, humour and a love of life...a wonderful escapade." (Fiona Gibson, best selling author of The Woman Who Upped and Left)

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Annoying character Voices (narator)

Stopped listening because of annoying narator (voices for different characters)
Storyline not too great either

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Not for me

I have loved a couple of Leigh's books, but could not get into this one.

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  • BettyBoopsta
  • 10-26-21

not my best

very average book. not much humour which is really what makes the Judy Leigh books. narrator was quite annoying with bad accents and the singing was a DEFINITE NO NO.

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  • Ms.C
  • 05-05-22

Enchanting.

I felt this book was absolutely delightful, very sincerely written, with a lot of thought about each character. My first book by Judy Leigh, a first class writer. I shall look forward to reading more of her books. The narrator Julie Mullen, was also first class, she read it with great feeling, a real Joy to listen to each chapter.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-02-22

Nice story awful accent/character narration

Nice story but…….too many characters for 1 person to do, should have had a male narrator too to do the male parts.
Foreign accents awful especially Pete in Amsterdam.
Not keen on the singing either…..painful to listen to.

I’ve loved every single one of Judy’s that I’ve listened to so far but this one has disappointed.

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  • Linda
  • 02-20-22

Disappointed

This was the third book I had listened to by this author but I was very disappointed with the voices for the foreign characters. They were awful and completely spoilt the book for me.

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  • E M Bradley
  • 12-13-21

No such thing as old age!

This is a very easy listen thanks to the story and the reader who brings these characters to life on their shared journey. It joyfully brings the most unlikely of people together inspite of their age differences as they travel across Europe.

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  • Magenta
  • 11-16-21

Great fun.

Really enjoyed the journey on the bus trip. Good story. Looking forward to next book by this author.

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  • Sue Lewis
  • 10-11-21

Another beauty !!!

I really didn’t want this one to end.
You can really feel for all of the characters.
It made me happy, it made me sad for all the right reasons .Brilliant

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-15-22

Absolutely lovely

Loved everything about this book
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Made me very happy