Nina lives a fairly boring life. She’s very comfortable with how things are going and isn’t interested in changing anything. Nina has a good relationship with her grandmother Flossie. Ever since her grandfather died, Nina’s been worried that her grandmother can’t cope with the loss of her husband. Flossie tricks Nina into going on holiday to Turkey with her. She deliberately booked an all-inclusive hotel that is especially suited for tourists around Nina’s age. Flossie can be a handful, so Nina has no idea what to expect. What’s the worst that could happen on a holiday with her 83-year-old grandmother?
Flossie doesn’t think she’s old. She’s determined to live her life to the fullest. She’s straightforward, loves cocktails and is incredibly funny. I laughed out loud so many times because of the hilarious stunts she pulls. Flossie reminds me a lot of my own grandmother and this brought back a lot of sweet memories. She and Nina are very close and I loved to read about their special bond. Flossie is a person who lights up the room just by being there. Flossie and Nina go on several excursions together and they find themselves in the most peculiar situations. I’ve been to Turkey several times myself and really enjoyed reading about all the beautiful places Lilac Mills writes about. Flossie and Nina are complete opposites and their adventures made me smile during the whole story.
Elephant and Pinky Moon is an easy and delightful read. The fact that Flossie has the energy of a party animal, has no problem wearing a neon pink bikini and doesn't have any shame made this book beyond funny. Lilac Mills has chosen a stunning hotel in Turkey as the main setting for her story. I loved her vivid descriptions of the place and could almost feel the warm sun on my skin and smell the salty air from the ocean. The story grabbed me from the beginning and I flew through the pages. Lilac Mills is a new author for me and after reading Elephant and Pinky Moon I’m definitely curious about her other stories.
If you’re looking for a light beach read filled with humor, then Elephant and Pinky Moon will be a perfect choice.
About Lilac Mills
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.
You can find out more about Lilac Mills on her website: www.lilacmills.com.
One very lucky winner will receive signed copies of Elephant and Pinky Moon and Under the Cherry Tree.