Blog Tour Review – Chasing the Sun

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Chasing The Sun
Sun, Sangria and new starts,
from the author of the bestselling Five French Hens
Judy Leigh

About the Book:
Molly’s seventieth birthday comes as something of a shock. The woman in the mirror certainly looks every day of those seventy years, but inside Molly feels she still has so much more living left to do. Widowed and living alone with her cat Crumper, Molly fears she is slipping into a cliché of old age.
When Molly’s sister Nell appears on her doorstep, distraught that her husband of more than forty years, Phil, has left her for a younger lover, the women decide to seize the day. By the morning, flights are booked, bags are packed, and off they go for an adventure in Spain.
The sun, the sea, the new friends and the freedom are just the tonic for broken hearts and flagging souls. But even Spain isn’t enough to revive Molly’s spirit. A solo journey to Mexico is booked as Molly continues to chase the sun and to chase happiness. Will she find what she’s looking for in Mexico, or will she discover that true contentment can’t be found on a map, but it might just be found in a new flame.

Judy Leigh is back, with her trademark spirit of joie de vivre, fun, warmth and timeless lessons in how to live.


My Review:
This is a sweet story of two sisters, retired and grieving, who decide to rent an apartment in Spain for several months and get it away from it all. A change of scenery, a change of pace. Trying new food, different experiences and meeting new people. They will find new friends, new loves (maybe) and their new selves.

I loved all the experiences that Molly and Nell went through. Being in their late 60’s/ early 70’s and running around the globe to experience adventure seems so daunting. But these two characters are eager to find fun and the sun. The descriptions of activities and food in the new cultures was fun to read about. I always wondered how they had the money to do everything in the story but maybe I’m not supposed to think about that too much.

The writing style flows and is easy to follow. The biggest challenge I had with this book is that they use each other’s name in conversation, constantly. And I mean constantly. That was very annoying to me personally. Other than that, there are a lot of events that take place in the story so it’s never boring, but it is written in such a way that it feels like a very casual story that moves along at a nice pace.

If you like cozy stories of women finding themselves, this will be an enjoyable read.

About the Author:

Judy Leigh is the bestselling author of A Grand Old Time and The Age of Misadventure and the doyenne of the ‘it’s never too late’ genre of women’s fiction. She has lived all over the UK from Liverpool to Cornwall, but currently resides in Somerset.

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  1. Judy Leigh

    Thanks for reviewing Chasing the Sun. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Sending warm wishes.

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