Apr 29, 2018

The Runaway Wife by Dee MacDonald

Book description:  

One evening in early August, while mashing the potatoes for dinner, Connie McColl decides she’s had enough…

Connie McColl is tired of solving one family crisis after another - usually involving her unruly grandchildren - while her husband Roger spends all day at his beloved golf course. Surely it must be time for her to shake off her apron and start living again?

So Connie packs a bag, gets in her little green car and drives off...

On her journey from England to Scotland, Connie stops in on long-lost friends and makes all sorts of colourful new companions along the way. As Connie has the time of her life, sleeping under the stars and skinny dipping in the sea, she finally begins to rediscover herself. And she starts to wonder, will she ever be ready to return home?

Or will this summer change her life forever?

The Runaway Wife is a funny, inspiring and joyously uplifting novel. If you loved The Kicking the Bucket List and A Man Called Ove this book is for you.

My thoughts:

A bored housewife, Connie simply ran away from it all.  Her journey of self-discovery, interspersed with a bit of rebellion, brought her some quirky new friends and a ton of life changing experiences. I admire her gumption as she tackled whatever came her way ... from a jewel heist, picking up hitchhikers, sleeping under the stars, some unexpected romance, and even some skinny dipping.

Her last minute journey to run away from her humdrum life took her from England to Scotland, and she never looked back until her money ran out.  She discovered so much about herself, and her new outlook on life is a definite inspiration!

This laugh out loud book is a delight from cover to cover!

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bookouture through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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