Have you ever found yourself on a path that you have no control over, but you know in your heart that it is your destiny?
There’s Always a Hitch is a comedy memoir about Sophie, a single and broke entrepreneur who is failing miserably at her new business. She decides to re-connect with her mum who passed away 11 years ago by following in her footsteps.
Traveling alone, with only her mum’s scrapbook of memorabilia, photos, postcards and diary to guide her, Sophie visits all the same places her mum backpacked and hitchhiked through back in 1958. She soon realises her financial situation does not stretch to the luxury five star smooth travel that she is accustomed, but more like one star, with a run of disasters…
8,500 miles, ten cities, five states, three countries, eleven weeks, over 100 lbs of luggage, tears, blood, giggles, and an extra dress size later, she makes it! Interspersed with Sophie’s laugh out loud memoires are her mother’s words, photos and memorabilia, creating an inspirational, heart-warming, humorous journey of bravery, drama, resilience, vulnerability, magic, travel, friendship and transformation.

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Who wouldn’t want to follow in the footsteps of their mother’s past? This charming book does just that. Traveling alone Sophie shares pages from her mother’s journal and her own experiences while visiting same locations and restaurants. It’s a journey of love, reconnecting and how it affected her perspective of life. A must read!

Cindy S

A must read

This a lovely book, so well written and funny too. It’s one of those books where you just can’t put it down.
Can’t wait for the next book!

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The Scrapbooks and mums diaries
Mum on a diving board in San Clemente
Postcards from then and now
1958 + 2019
Interesting journey of a daughter tracking down her mother’s past adventures
Lovely book about a daughter’s journey tracking down her mother’s past adventures.
Astonishing how much has changed from then to now.