Book Review – The Highland Hens By Judy Leigh

‘One of those books that makes you feel good about being alive!’

In the imposing Glen Carrick House overlooking Scotland’s famous Loch Ness, lives eighty-eight-year-old Mimi McKinlay, cared for by her three adult sons. Hamish has inherited his mother’s musical talents, Fin is the responsible brother, and Angus has the complicated and brooding personality to match his dashing good looks. 

But what all the brothers share is a concern that their beloved mother is living in her memories of her days on stage, while letting her present days pass her by.

Jess Oliver is at a turning point. Amicably divorced after years of being married, this trip to the Highlands is a first taste of independence. It isn’t long before the beauty and hospitality of Scotland captures her heart.

When Mimi and Jess’s paths cross, a friendship is formed that will change both women’s lives. And as together they find ways to look forward instead of to the past, long forgotten dreams are within reach, and every new day is fresh with possibilities.

Published Date: 4 Aug 2022

My Review

It is a story Mimi, an eighty eight years old  and her three sons, Finlay, Angus and Hamish. Mimi lived in her last as a carefree and stage performer. As Mimi is getting uncontrollable, Finlay decided to look for a caretaker to be around for Mimi and Jess enters the McKinlay’s lives who presence becomes integral to the family. 

This is a story of memories, family and relationship which on love, loss, grief and happiness. Love to read about the 3 brothers who cared so much for Mimi to ensure she have the best life possible. Overall it is a heartwarming and lovely read with wonderful characters and setting.

My Rating

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