This is a wonderful story about how it is never too old to go for an adventure of a lifetime. This is the case even if you live in a retirement home.
When Lillian and Audrey hatch a plot to escape from Tranquil Meadows Nursing Home, borrow a car and spend their hastily planned vacation time driving to destinations west, they aren’t fully aware of the challenges they will face. All they know is that the warm days of August call to them, and the need to escape the daily routines and humiliations of nursing home life has become overwhelming.
Flushed with the success of their escape plan, they set out on their journey having forgotten that their memory problems might make driving and following directions difficult. their trip is almost over before it begins, until they meet up with the unsuspecting Rayne, a young man also heading west in the hope of reconciling with his family.
As Lillian and Audrey try to take back the control that time and dementia has taken from them, Rayne realizes the truth of their situation. But it’s too late because he has fallen under the spell of these two funny, brave women and is willing to be a part of their adventure wherever it leads.
I loved this story from beginning to end. What a great story that adults of all ages will love.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth