Never Too Old
The Age Of Misadventure by Judy Leigh is a really fun contemporary novel, delightfully composed that had me laughing out loud throughout – not one to read in public!
The novel is about family and female companionship. Normal but isolated lives are suddenly interrupted as an eighty eight year old accompanies her two fifty something nieces as they go on a trip to escape what is awaiting them at home, through no fault of their own.
Where there were three ladies whom life had individually squashed, together they find love and life and care. As they begin to try new things and enjoy life together, their love for each other shines through.
Letting go of our children and giving them wings to fly is hard, no matter how old they are. It is hard not to hold on and stifle them.
My heart broke as a life lived under the shadow of grief, opened up after sixty years of silence.
The characters are all wonderfully drawn, highly amusing and so much fun. Eighty eight year old Nan caused much hilarity with her malapropisms and her new found zest for life.
The Age Of Misadventure is another fabulous offering from Judy Leigh. Her novels always brighten my day and leave me smiling.
I received a free copy via Net Galley. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.