Happy hump day! Today I am on the blog Blitz for this delightful book…
The perfect read for anybody who has ever felt underappreciated or overwhelmed… filled with lots of laughs and quirky characters, my full review can be found below!📚💜
The Runaway Wife by Dee MacDonald
Connie is tired of solving one family crisis after another – usually involving her unruly grandchildren – while her husband Roger spends all day at his beloved golf course. Surely it must be time for her to shake off her apron and start living again?
So Connie packs a bag, gets in her little green car and drives off…
As Connie journeys from England to Scotland on an unexpected adventure, she finally begins to rediscover herself. And she starts to wonder, will she ever be ready to return home? Or will this summer change her life forever?
The Runaway Wife is an inspiring and joyously uplifting novel about being true to yourself. If you loved The Kicking the Bucket List and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry this book is for you.
Aged 18, Dee arrived in London from Scotland and typed her way round the West End for a couple of years before joining BOAC (forerunner of British Airways) in Passenger Services for 2 years and then as a stewardess for 8 years.
She has worked in Market Research, Sales and at the Thames TV Studios when they had the franchise.
Dee has since relocated to Cornwall, where she spent 10 years running B&Bs, and only began writing when she was over 70!
Married twice, she has one son and two grandsons.
4.5 delightful Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5
What a fun journey this was literally and figuratively…. Connie is tired of being took for granted… so she packs up her well loved adorable car named Kermit and hits the road….. I really need to tack up a map of the UK somewhere in my house, I read so many books that take place there and I have no idea where anything is… I kept googling places because they all seem so lovely… I am taking a trip there sometime soon, But in the meantime I will visit through books….
Connie was so likable and so real… she was all of us…. some of the characters she met along her trip were so quirky and a few situations were a little over-the-top, but that made this even more fun…. Connie added a little sunshine to everybody‘s life she met along this trip…. and she took away a little knowledge from everybody herself….
I also really love the emails between Connie and her children back home… at first her kids were super concerned…. like who’s going to babysit their kids and how is poor dad going to cope with things such as vacuuming…. connie’s answers back were perfection…. she just told them that she was having an amazing journey and she’d be back soon enough….
So does Connie returned to her family…. do things change? Do they now appreciate their lovely mother? You really need to read this book and find out! Mom if you are reading this review, you would love this book!
Absolutely recommend to anybody who has ever felt undervalued and overwhelmed… filled with fabulous quirky characters, laugh out loud moments, and some teaching moments as well….
*** thank you so much too Bookouture and Net Galley for a copy of this lovely book ***
PS: looks like my mom is going to have a Bookouture Mother’s Day 🤫 berit 💛