Book Review: The GetAway Girls By Dee MacDonald


Connie McColl is finally free to make her own decisions for the first time in decades. And when she meets glamorous Gill and downtrodden Maggie, at a rather dull flower arranging class, it seems that she’s not the only one dreaming of adventure. The three very different women all agree it’s about time they had a holiday to remember.

So they make a pact for this summer to be their best yet – and drive off into the sunset together…

As they meander their way along the beautiful beaches of France and onto the glorious delights of Italy in their luxury campervan, the new friends have plenty of fun and frolics in the sunshine. But the vacation isn’t quite what they expected…

Gill will do anything to have one last holiday romance, Connie has a surprise inheritance awaiting her in Italy, and Maggie has a secret that is going to catch up with them all…

In the end, all three women discover that the journey they thought would be their last really is just the beginning…


An unexpected tale of friendship, love and a new life start as each woman takes on this adventure without knowing each other much and coming at the end of summer with a new friendship and love for each other without any sort of jealously (don’t you just hate that when people are not truly happy for you and are completely envious of your life you worked hard to have? It’s called strategic living).

These elderly ladies have had their children and grandchildren and so forth. They unexpected meet at a floral arranging class when one of them needs to go on a trip to find more about her ancestors in Italy.

This novel it turns out is a follow up which you so wouldn’t know. In this novel we learn from three wonderful women that life does not end after a particular age. Connie goes ahead and purchases a camper van for this journey as she has a fear of planes.

The idea of this plot and its execution was very well done. As they travel through France we, the reader are taken on their road trip as well. With a lot of laugh out loud moments unexpected backgrounds from each of ladies this makes for an interesting novel that will have you wanting to be apart of it as well!

One thing I will say is just read it if you are wanting to be apart of an honest friendship journey as these ladies get to know each other whilst travelling. They truly have each other’s backs!

5/5 Stars

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