Release Date: 16th March 2017
Publisher: RedDoor Publishing
Find It: Amazon. Goodreads.
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? Witty, entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny, this feel-good debut novel shows it’s never too late for a second chance.
The Mercury Travel Club is fresh and funny take on getting a second chance in life. I absolutely flew through this book, it’s one of those really fun enjoyable reads, one that I kind of wish I had been able to take on a trip with me, so I could lie in the sun and spend hours reading it.
The Mercury Travel Club is really well written, with lots of clever and witty dialogue to keep the reader entertained. The characters are really terrific, Angie and her best friend Patty are hilarious in the situations they manage to get themselves into (I try not to give too much away, but there is a great karaoke scene). The book is well paced, the story is set over about a year and really gives you a chance to really get to know Angie and her story. The other thing I absolutely love is the cover. It’s really eye catching and I could definitely see a few people glancing at it when I was reading it on the go.
The chapters in the book are also relatively short – some are only a few pages – and that continually made me say “oh just one more chapter” and before I knew it I was half way through the book. I’m keeping this review fairly short and sweet. It’s a terrific book, and one that is best enjoyed without and spoilers of the plot. This is definitely one of those light-hearted, uplifting books that makes you smile all the time that you’re reading it. The Mercury Travel Club would be a perfect read on a beach, or a book to make you laugh in this cold winter weather!
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