Today is the second and last day in the weekend blitz for Elephant and Pinky Moon by Lilac Mills ran by the wonderful Jenny from Neverland Blog Tours.
Twenty-eight-year-old Nina lives a quiet, unassuming life, happy (ish) with her job, maybe not quite as happy with her non-existent love-life (but who has everything) and content to trundle along with her nice, predictable daily routine.
That is, until her octogenarian grandmother talks Nina into accompanying her on holiday.
Nina envisages sedate walks along the promenade, afternoon naps by the pool, and bingo in the evening. What she actually gets is too much vodka, adult games of “pin the tail on the donkey” and dancing on a bar whilst flaunting her knickers – and that’s just her gran!
I have to say this was a strange one for me and one I honestly thought I wouldn’t like at the start, the thought of a grannie in a bikini was just too much for me to bear!
Flossie is a grandmother that is so far from my own that I was in shock at her behaviour but, you know what, you do only live once! Flossie is crackers and Nina reminds me of myself, prudish! I can imagine that were I in her situation I might just have tried my best to get flights home asap!
This is a story of how a 20 something learns how to live thanks to her 80 something (sometimes 90 something) grandmother.
If you like a heartfelt tale from many angles then this one is for you!
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Lilac spends all her time writing, or reading, or thinking about writing or reading, often to the detriment of her day job, her family, and the housework. She apologises to her employer and her loved ones, but the house will simply have to deal with it!
She calls Worcester home, though she would prefer to call somewhere hot and sunny
home, somewhere with a beach and cocktails and endless opportunities for snoozing in the sun…
When she isn’t hunched over a computer or dreaming about foreign shores, she enjoys creating strange, inedible dishes in the kitchen, accusing her daughter of stealing (she meant to say “borrowing”) her clothes, and fighting with her husband over whose turn it is to empty the dishwasher.