I’m delighted to be hosting a stop on the blog tour for The Getaway Girls by Dee MacDonald. Thanks to Kim Nash for inviting me on to the tour and for my copy of the book via NetGalley. Before I share my review here’s what the book is all about:

40125217“One morning, Connie McColl wakes up and decides to swap her ordinary life, for an extraordinary adventure…

Connie McColl is finally free to make her own decisions for the first time in decades. And when she meets glamorous Gill and downtrodden Maggie, at a rather dull flower arranging class, it seems that she’s not the only one dreaming of adventure. The three very different women all agree it’s about time they had a holiday to remember.

So they make a pact for this summer to be their best yet – and drive off into the sunset together…

As they meander their way along the beautiful beaches of France and onto the glorious delights of Italy in their luxury campervan, the new friends have plenty of fun and frolics in the sunshine. But the vacation isn’t quite what they expected…

Gill will do anything to have one last holiday romance, Connie has a surprise inheritance awaiting her in Italy, and Maggie has a secret that is going to catch up with them all… 

In the end, all three women discover that the journey they thought would be their last really is just the beginning…

From the bestselling author of The Runaway Wife, The Getaway Girls is a laugh-out-loud, life-affirming journey of friendship, romance and living life to the full. If you loved The Kicking the Bucket List and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry this book is for you.”

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My Review

What a fab book this was, it was so funny, making me laugh out loud on numerous occasions!

I loved reading about Connie, Gill and Maggie on their adventure and felt like joining them as they travelled through France and Italy. Just thinking about them now as I’m writing this up, makes me smile and laugh thinking about their exploits. Of course when you go away with anyone you’re likely to have a few arguments, and because they don’t know each other that well they do get on each other nerves, especially Gill and Maggie. I loved their snipes at each other, it was so funny.

If you looking for a feel good read this summer this is the perfect book, and one I’ve already recommended to a friend, as soon as I’d finished it.


About the author

IMG_0816Dee left Scotland and headed for London at the beginning of the swinging sixties. After typing her way round the West End she became an air stewardess on long haul routes with BA (then BOAC) for eight years. After that she did market research at Heathrow for both the government statistics and for BA, she became a sales rep., and was the receptionist at the Thames Television Studios in Teddington when they had the franchise.

She then ran a small B&B for ten years in Cornwall, where she lives with her husband. Dee has one son and two grandsons who live locally.

You can find Dee on Facebook and Twitter

Dont’ forget to check out the other stops on the tour.


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