The Highland Hens
The brand new uplifting, feel-good read from USA Today bestseller Judy Leigh for 2022
‘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.
Take a trip to the Highlands with Judy Leigh for an unforgettable story of glorious pasts and fabulous futures, of love, friendship, family and fun. The perfect feel-good novel for all fans of Dawn French, Dee Macdonald and Cathy Hopkins.
Readers love Judy Leigh:
'This book, like its main character Mimi, exudes a certain joie de vivre feeling as you turn the pages. Highly emotional in places but heart warming and uplifting. Highly recommended.’ Jennifer Bohnet
‘Loved this from cover to cover, pity I can only give this 5 stars as it deserves far more.’
‘The story’s simply wonderful, the theme of second chances will resonate whatever your age, there’s something for everyone among the characters, and I do defy anyone not to have a tear in their eye at the perfect ending.’
‘With brilliant characters and hilarious antics, this is definitely a cosy read you'll not want to miss.’
‘A lovely read of how life doesn't just end because your getting old.’
‘A great feel-good and fun story that made me laugh and root for the characters.’
Praise for Judy Leigh:
‘Brilliantly funny, emotional and uplifting’ Miranda Dickinson
'Lovely . . . a book that assures that life is far from over at seventy' Cathy Hopkins bestselling author of The Kicking the Bucket List
'Brimming with warmth, humour and a love of life… a wonderful escapade’ Fiona Gibson