The Age of Misadventure by Judy Leigh
You’re never too old to live dangerously…
All Georgie Turner wants is to keep her family together. But with her daughter growing up fast, her sister married to a man Georgie hates, and their aging aunt getting more and more outrageous, nothing’s simple.
So when her brother-in-law makes his biggest mistake yet, Georgie sees the chance to reunite the ladies in her life. And after a little persuasion, three generations of Turner women head off on a very unusual road trip. Georgie’s confident that some sun, sea and a bottle or two of prosecco will make this an adventure they’ll never forget.
What could possibly go wrong?
I'm not quite sure how to describe this book - cosy thriller? Family drama? It'c certainly not the chick lit the cover and the blurb suggests. I'd not describe it as particularly uplifting, either, as some parts of it was quite grim.
It is a romance, however, and there is a feel-good factor, despite all the traumatic events. I did have trouble with some aspects of the story, though - the significance of the bracelet for one (I won't say any more for fear of spoilers).
I loved Nan's character - she was so well written. I know older people who grumble and grizzle in exactly the same way! Jodie not so much. Bonnie needed some backbone and common sense. The MC, Charlotte, was quite dour, and I kept expecting her love interest to either be one of the bad guys or with the police.
Nevertheless, it's an enjoyable read, just not quite what I anticipated.