The Highland Hens by Judy Leigh #BookReview #BoldwoodBooks #NetGalley #4.5*

‘One of those books that makes you feel good about being alive!’

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.

A Delightful Tale of Family, Friendship & Love!

A tender story of an elderly woman and the three sons who adore her.

Mimi Solitaire spends her days reminiscing of her stage career, singing and dancing. Living in the family home in the highlands with her three adult sons caring for her, she is cherished. Jess Oliver is having a holiday in the area while her brother renovates her new house; when the work expands and she has no home to return to, she decides to extend her stay but find a job to occupy her. When she meets Mimi, a friendship is struck which will be good for both of them.

Judy Leigh writes wonderfully warm tales about women, and this is another fine addition. The love between a mother and her sons shines through these pages, but don’t think the family are without their troubles. I wasn’t quite sure where it was heading to begin with, but the pages are packed with fabulous characters who we get to know slowly and it is an absolutely delicious read. A fine setting adds to the enjoyments and I’m happy to recommend this one. 4.5*.

My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: women’s fiction

Author Details

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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