Author Helen Bridgett
Publisher Red Door Publishing
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review
‘Hi, I’m Angela. My husband ran off with the caterer we hired for our daughter’s graduation party – pleased to meet you.’
Meet Angie Shepherd who, after 24 years and 11 months of marriage, finds herself divorced and driven by friends and family to move on. From hangover to makeover, Angie steps firmly away from the sensible knitwear, and launches into every adventure on offer – from baking classes and book groups, to speed dating, and even ‘The Granny-Okes’, a 1980s tribute act and YouTube sensation.
But Angie needs more than a bar of galaxy and a night in with Murder She Wrote… what she dreams of is entrepreneurial success. Channelling her inner Richard Branson, the light bulb moment happens: it’s time to take the plunge and invest her divorce settlement into The Mercury Travel Club, an exciting new business venture. But as the Travel Club gets going, things never go according to plan, and in this digital age a little chaos brings the fame she’s been looking for.
Set in present-day Manchester, this classic mid-life journey features the 1980s soundtrack from Angie’s youth, and sees her travel the world whilst coping with life after the Ex. Angie’s journey is the catalyst her friends need to examine their own lives; as they start to find their true callings, will Angie find hers?
What did I think?
The Mercury Travel Club is such a heart-warming and joyful read it’s a book that’s going to appeal to such a wide range of people and is sure to get all the readers laughing along. I think with divorce being so high in this day and age, a lot of people will be able to relate to the trials and tribulations that Angela faces.
Reading The Mercury Travel Club makes you want to better yourself and do the things in your life that you’ve been putting off – start a bucket list and start ticking them off! Angela has such a brilliant outlook on life as the story progresses and that builds motivation within the reader.
When I finished this book and put it down, I was content. It’s a satisfying read that makes you believe that anything is possible if you want it bad enough and while you can feel like the worst thing in the world has happened to you it shows that you shouldn’t give up and you should keep persevering to get to where you want to be.
My Rating? ♥♥♥♥
Will you be adding this to your TBR pile?