Adventure · contemporary · romance

Away with the Penguins – Hazel Prior ★★★★

Blurb; Veronica McCreedy is about to have the journey of a lifetime . . .

Veronica McCreedy lives in a mansion by the sea. She loves a nice cup of Darjeeling tea whilst watching a good wildlife documentary. And she’s never seen without her ruby-red lipstick.

Although these days Veronica is rarely seen by anyone because, at 85, her days are spent mostly at home, alone.

She can be found either collecting litter from the beach (‘people who litter the countryside should be shot’), trying to locate her glasses (‘someone must have moved them’) or shouting
instructions to her assistant, Eileen (‘Eileen, door!’).

Veronica doesn’t have family or friends nearby. Not that she knows about, anyway . . . And she has no idea where she’s going to leave her considerable wealth when she dies.

But today . . . today Veronica is going to make a decision that will change all of this.

My Review; OMG. I loved the whole story. From the first page to the last. I know I’m a little behind as plenty have read it already but I am so glad I finally got around to this one. What a beautiful story. An adventure to Antarctica to see the penguins. Veronica isn’t going to let age stop her from this adventure.

I loved everything about Veronica’s character. The story is told through Veronica and her recently discovered grandson Patrick who didn’t have the best first encounter together. This is such a heartwarming, uplifting read. I really did lose myself into this book and being among all the Penguins and the best part is there’s a second book I can dive into YAY.

A must read. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me. One I won’t forget for a long time.

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