Heaven on Earth - Lilian Simmonds

*Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.


Against the advice of her family and friends Marion decides it’s time for her to live a long-held dream. She wants to learn how to ski. So what if she’s 62? You only live once, right?


This is a wonderful heartwarming short story about how you should follow your dreams and in fulfilling those dreams you just might find something you weren’t even looking for. I loved Marion though I did want to give her a little shake when it looked like she was just going to give up. This story reminds me of something my mom said to me once about a friend who wanted to go to nursing school, but she would be 56 by the time she finished. My mom said, “Well, how old will you be if you don’t go to school?” Ok, I don’t quite remember her exact age or chosen career, but you get the point I’m making, right? Don’t let age stop you from doing new things or following a dream. Marion was physically fit and able to ski (no brittle bones or anything that would be harmful to her health), so she had no reason not to give it her best shot. Fly, Marion, fly! *sigh* I miss skiing. All-in-all an awesome read.

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2014/08/ffs-untreed-reads.html