Heading Over The Hill By Judy Leigh

I’m delighted to be part of the tour today for this fabulous book. Thanks so much to Rachel’s Random Resources and Boldwood Books for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.

Growing old disgracefully and having a grand old time…

Billy and Dawnie may be in their seventies, but that won’t stop them taking chances or starting again. Their grown-up children have families and lives of their own, so now it’s Billy and Dawnie’s turn, and a life near the sea in Devon beckons.

But the residents of Margot Street (or Maggot Street as Dawnie insists on calling it), don’t quite know what to make of their new neighbours. Billy’s loud, shiny and huge Harley Davidson looks out of place next to the safe and sensible Honda Jazz next door, and Dawnie’s never-ending range of outrageous wigs and colourful clothes, means she’s impossible to miss.

As new friendships are formed and new adventures are shared, Billy and Dawnie start winning their neighbours’ affection. And when life teaches them all a terrible lesson, the folks of Margot Street are determined to live every day as if it’s their last.

Judy Leigh returns with a soul-warmingrib-tickling, timeless tale of true love, true friendship and happy-ever-afters.  

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/2FuTYpZ

My Review:

I just love Judy Leigh’s books, they are a breath of fresh air. I think this one might be her best one yet!

The characters are, as always, delightful, and so varied. Even the ones that you dislike at the start, will soon reveal their hidden good side, and it’s hard not to love everyone.

There’s so much humour in this book, with some genuine laugh-out-loud moments. I think her books should really be made into movies, or TV dramas, they’d be an absolute hit. Some of the funny moments featuring Dilly across the road, are absolute gold! The interaction between all the neighbours on the street is both heart-warming and hilarious at times.

I love the way the author smashes all the stereotypes about age. Billy and Dawnie might be in their seventies, but they can still have fun, still ride motorbikes and wear crazy clothes, and still look forward to their future. This is the case for most of the friends that they make on the street, even the ones who are reluctant to start with.

There’s more to this story than just humour and fun though, there are sad moments, and there’s a message running throughout about the importance of friends and neighbours, of not judging a book by it’s cover, and about living life to the full, whatever your age.

A pleasure to read from start to finish, I can’t praise it highly enough. A great book for anyone who enjoys a good, character led, story, with touching and funny moments sprinkled throughout.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Author Bio –

Judy Leigh is the bestselling author of Five French Hens, 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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