Title - frank Derrick's Holiday of A Lifetime
Author - J.B. Morrison
Format - ebook
Source - Review copy via Netgalley
I have recently read the first book, The Extraordinary life of Frank Derrick Age 81. So couldn't wait to read this one.
As the first one, it is a fun but interesting read. It was great following again the antics of Frank.
He really is a loveable character.
I read this book in one sitting, that is something I have not done for a long long time, but I really couldn't help it, I wanted to know what Frank was going to get up to next. And it's such a simple but brilliant story line, it was just easy to carry on reading.
On holiday in America, visiting his daughter and granddaughter. Frank is having the time of his life. Frank organises his holiday with no thought whatsoever of what he is going to do after his holiday. I think if Frank thought things through too much then it wouldn't be such fun reading about him.
This is the second book to feature Frank Derrick but could easily be read as a stand a lone, but if you are anything like me, then I feel having Franks background helps with the story.
A brilliantly simple fun read.
So when he receives a phone call from Los Angeles with news that his grown-up daughter's life is falling apart, his natural instinct is to drop everything to be with her. Unfortunately for Frank, that means using his life savings and putting himself in danger of losing his home. But then, Frank's never been one for long-term plans. He can sort out where he and Bill the cat will live when he's back.
And so Frank gets on a plane for the first time in his life. He was never much good at helping his daughter through crises when she was growing up. He left all that to his wife Sheila, who died nearly ten years ago. Now it's time to step up to his role of father to Beth. Joining forces with his determined granddaughter Laura, they begin The Reunion Project in an attempt to bring some happiness back into Beth's life and to bring the family back together again for one happy family holiday.