Book Review: The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan

Set to be released on 27th May, The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan follows mother and wife Liza who is drowning under the daily stress of family life. When her eighty-year-old mother, Kathleen, has a run-in with an intruder, Liza wants her to move into a residential home. But Kathleen isn’t having any of it. What she craves is adventure. The last thing Liza needs is her mother jetting off on a wild holiday, making Liza dream of a solo break of her own. But it’s time for these women to embark on the journey of a lifetime, as they all discover itโ€™s never too late for adventure…

Rating:

Thank you to NetGalley for a free advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

After reading and loving A Wedding in December last Christmas, I knew I needed to experience more books by Sarah Morgan and fast! So when I got an email about The Summer Seekers, I instantly requested an early read.

An absolutely delightful and heartfelt read, The Summer Seekers is a warm and exciting story with lovable characters and an inspirational journey.

It did take me a while to really love the story as we are presented with the characters’ flaws at the beginning, so it takes a while to see what path they want to take and whether you want to follow them. But just like A Wedding in December, Morgan perfectly captures the emotions of her characters and I was desperate for a good outcome for them all.

By the end, I loved Liza, Martha, and Kathleen and felt so happy for them all. I especially connected to Liza who is drowning under the daily stress of family life. When you’re a wife and a mother, it’s so easy to become overwhelmed by everybody else’s needs and struggle to find time for your own, so I really related to Liza on a personal level. But I love how her relationship with her husband progressed and that it didn’t succumb to any cliches.

And although Kathleen takes a trip to America, it is the Cornish setting that will have you dreaming of the beach and the feel of the sand between your toes. The Summer Seekers is the perfect summer read, and for every other season come to think of it.

Details:

The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan
Release Date: 27th May 2021
Print Length: 464 pages
Genre: Holiday Fiction
Publisher: HQ

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