Molly is celebrating her seventieth birthday and is feeling unsettled. Molly has always been a free spirit, doing whatever she wants to do and doing it impulsively. She is very unlike her sister Nell who is upto now unimaginative, living in a rut and quite pleased with her lot.
When Nell arrives on her doorstep, distraught over an unfaithful husband who has taken up with a young woman, Molly decides to move from the familiar to Spain to an apartment by the beach and see what happens there. The freedom of a new place seems to be the best thing for both sisters and Molly and Nell have adventure after adventure and Nell surprisingly finds a romantic interest as well. Molly now becomes bored with Spain and decides to move on to Mexico, also to give Nell a chance to settle down with the man of her choice. Mexico opens a new vista for Molly.
The story specially in the background of Covid is a fantasy - the dream of disappearing somewhere exotic for just three or four months on a whim. It was a lovely spin on what could be and I am happy if someone out there could actually do this. To read about it was also encouraging - both Molly and Nell were not young and this was definitely a youthful adventure.
Sent by Boldwood Books for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.
I love books with older characters who have courage and undertake adventures!ReplyDelete
Adding to my list because it checks a lot of my boxes!ReplyDelete
Even without COVID, it would be a dream to be able to travel like that, disappearing for months at a time. This sounds good!ReplyDelete
This sounds really good.ReplyDelete
I wouldn't mind dropping everything and moving to a lovely beach somewhere. It makes for a very nice dream, doesn't it? :)ReplyDelete