Terry never expected her friend Iris to disappear, but when she calls the Yoga Retreat where Iris is spending her birthday to tell them she will stop by with a cake she learns that Iris isn’t there. Terry gathers her father from his nursing home which is dealing with a vermin problem and heads out in search of Iris.
Terry is a first-class worrier and full-time mother, so she fears that Iris lays in a heap at the bottom of the stairs, and rushes to check on her. The house is empty and still and clean. Iris has never been tidy. Terry soon realizes where Iris is and jumps in headlong to save her.
Throwing caution to the wind is not something Terry would normally do, but she knows that Iris doesn’t have anyone to look out for her, so she skips out on her duties to her grown daughters and her husband and heads off to find Iris before something horrible happens.
Terry’s adventure is full of twists and turns. She will challenge herself, test her friendship with Iris, strain her marriage and have the adventure of a lifetime that she never saw coming.
Terry makes it her job to hinder Iris’s plans with results that are touching, comical and often not at all what she planned or hoped they would be. I see so much of every Mom I know in Terry: Let me handle that, let me make it easy, let’s not fuss. It made me smile and sometimes laugh out loud.
Ultimately, Terry and Iris will learn things about themselves and each other that they never knew and sometimes regret as they travel through Europe on a tour de force neither of them will forget. Their friendship will suffer a strain, almost break and change forever.
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