2nd March 2017 – Booksofallkinds Blog

THE MERCURY TRAVEL CLUB by Helen Bridgett is one of the funniest books I have ever read, with a cast of characters that you will completely fall head over heels in love with. Meet Angie Shepherd, age 53, newly-divorced with a grown-up daughter and unsure of what exactly she is supposed to do with her life now. With the usual advice dispensed to those who find themselves in her situation, she makes a determined effort ‘to get out there’ and find a new path, and Angie does so with gusto. From the new book club where she makes new friends, becoming an overnight internet sensation during a drunken karaoke session with her best friend Patty, to trying to learn how to bake with her daughter even though she is a health hazard in the kitchen, life is certainly not dull. But while she is doing all of these exciting things with everyone else, Angie cannot help but feel that it is more for them than for her. But when Angie has an idea that could help grow the travel agency where she works, she has no clue that this new business venture will expand her world in ways she never thought possible.

From cruise ships with international criminals, a mother with no filter, speed dating, and showdowns with the ex, THE MERCURY TRAVEL CLUB by Helen Bridgett has everything you will ever need for an excellent nights reading – and trust me it will only take one night because you will not want to put this book down! Witty dialogue, clever characterisation, and a beautifully down-to-earth atmosphere throughout, this stunning debut shows us that life truly is what you make of it, and it is yours for the taking. I cannot wait to see what Helen Bridgett has for us next!!    BOOK RATING – 📖📖📖📖📖 5+++++++++