The Highland Hens by Judy Leigh

I’m so delighted to tell you about this marvellous book today. 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.

In the imposing Glen Carrick House overlooking Scotland’s famous Loch Ness, lives eighty-eight-year-old Mimi McKinlay, cared for by her three adult sons. Hamish has inherited his mother’s musical talents, Fin is the responsible brother, and Angus has the complicated and brooding personality to match his dashing good looks.

But what all the brothers share is a concern that their beloved mother is living in her memories of her days on stage, while letting her present days pass her by.

Jess Oliver is at a turning point. Amicably divorced after years of being married, this trip to the Highlands is a first taste of independence. It isn’t long before the beauty and hospitality of Scotland captures her heart.

When Mimi and Jess’s paths cross, a friendship is formed that will change both women’s lives.  And as together they find ways to look forward instead of to the past, long forgotten dreams are within reach, and every new day is fresh with possibilities.

Take a trip to the Highlands with Judy Leigh for an unforgettable story of glorious pasts and fabulous futures, of love, friendship, family and fun. The perfect feel-good novel for all fans of Dawn French, Dee Macdonald and Cathy Hopkins.

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My Review –

It’s always good news when a new Judy Leigh book comes out. You are guaranteed a cracking read, a good laugh, possibly a few tears and just an all-round superb story.

I loved Mimi right from the start. She’s not letting her age get her down, even though she sometimes despairs at the things that she can no longer do. She’s a woman after my own heart in fact, her favourite things are wine and dancing, a wonderful combination! She is quite eccentric of course, but this just made me love her even more. Her family all have their own lives, but they love her to bits and they’re very supportive.

Jess is also a lovely character, kind and caring, and I took to her straight away also.

This book is just a joy to read with sparkling wit, wonderful characters, stunning settings and a story that’s emotional but also very insightful and sensitive.

Another triumph from Judy Leigh, and I know I say this every time, but this one really is the best yet. Can’t recommend it highly enough, just treat yourself and buy it, you’ll be glad that you did.

My Rating –

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Author Bio –

Judy Leigh is the USA Today bestselling author of The Old Girls’ Network and Five French Hens 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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