Heading Over The Hill by Judy Leigh is the most charming contemporary novel about growing old and having fun.
The main characters are all fifty plus with some octogenarians. Growing old does not have to mean slowing down. There is still fun out there to be had… especially if you own a Harley Davidson. New neighbours certainly shake up a sleepy street with their kindness, friendship and zest for life. They will blow all your pre-conceived ideas about older people with pipe and slippers out of the window. There are misunderstandings along the way even as the hand of friendship is extended.
This book is such a fun read. It will make you roar with laughter and also cry silently. There are some extremely funny scenes – I will never forget an octogenarian on a dry ski slope. I literally laughed out loud. A rather raucous budgie creates amusing scenes too.
There are some huge hearts and huge personalities within the book. They inject light and life into a dark world. It is a perfect book to read when the world seems rather bleak as it does at the moment.
Heading Over The Hill is totally charming. It is a wonderful light-hearted read that will leave you smiling and feeling good.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.