A Midlife Holiday by Cary J Hansson is a fun filled contemporary novel that entertained me from the start.
Three friends since uni thirty years earlier take a holiday to sun-filled shores. Life has been passing them by with their responsibilities back in Britain. Now is the time for the three to have a week and to re-discover themselves.
A character is easy to empathise with, as she has her fifty first birthday, she seems largely ignored as a person, and taken for granted as a wife and mother. Her birthday presents are sensible household gifts. She needs to ‘discover’ her true self that has been submerged for so long.
The setting is glorious – sea, sand and sunshine. Comprehensive descriptions enable the reader to easily picture the landscape.
It is a time to be brave and try new things. You never know what you might be good at. Now is the time to grab life with both hands.
The characters were all delightful in this glorious fun-filled novel. I cannot wait for more from Cary J Hansson.
I received a free copy via Net Galley. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.