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Chasing The Sun by Judy Leigh


Sun, Sangria and new starts, from the author of the bestselling Five French Hens.

Molly’s seventieth birthday comes as something of a shock. The woman in the mirror certainly looks every day of those seventy years, but inside Molly feels she still has so much more living left to do. Widowed and living alone with her cat Crumper, Molly fears she is slipping into a cliché of old age.

When Molly’s sister Nell appears on her doorstep, distraught that her husband of more than forty years, Phil, has left her for a younger lover, the women decide to seize the day. By the morning, flights are booked, bags are packed, and off they go for an adventure in Spain.

The sun, the sea, the new friends and the freedom are just the tonic for broken hearts and flagging souls. But even Spain isn’t enough to revive Molly’s spirit. A solo journey to Mexico is booked as Molly continues to chase the sun and to chase happiness. Will she find what she’s looking for in Mexico, or will she discover that true contentment can’t be found on a map, but it might just be found in a new flame.

Judy Leigh is back, with her trademark spirit of joie de vivre, fun, warmth and timeless lessons in how to live.

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Chasing The Sun by Judy Leigh

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I want to be just like Molly when I get to 70! Long grey mermaid hair, too.

She is such a fun character- but her impetuous flightiness hides a woman who doesn't yet know she's looking for something.

Lost without the love of her life, she is independent and insular when it comes to her emotions, convinced she is fine on her own, that she doesn't need a man in her life,

And she's right, up to a point, because she shies away from all she meets, despite wondering whether they could be partner material.

Nell on the other hand, has been kicked out of one relationship and seems determined to walk straight into another.

This is a wonderful story about best laid plans, and discovering what's really important in life.

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Judy Leigh

About the Author

Judy Leigh is the bestselling author of 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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