The Summer Seekers: A Novel

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Eighty-year-old Kathleen is feeling her age more than ever, but she isn’t ready to give up on adventure just yet. As her daughter Liza pushes her to move into a residential home, Kathleen grows more and more convinced that it is, instead, time for her to go on a summer road trip. She puts up an advertisement for a driver, which leads her to Martha, a young woman going through a bit of a quarter-life crisis. As the women embark on a journey across Route 66, they learn more about each other, themselves, and what they want out of life.

The Summer Seekers is a fun, emotional ride through the lives of these three women, all of whom share similar questions and struggles with life despite their age differences. The story nicely balances feel-good moments with the deeper, more inquiring ones, making it feel like something slightly more than a chick flick. It still falls into some of the classic contemporary romance/women’s fiction tropes, but it still provides a fun and fast-paced read with plenty of nuanced moments.

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Author Sarah Morgan
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 432 pages
Publisher Harper Collins
Publish Date 18-May-2021
ISBN 9781335180926 Buy this Book
Issue September 2021
Category Popular Fiction