The Jetsetters

Version: Unabridged
Author: Amanda Eyre Ward
Narrator: Thérèse Plummer
Genres: Literary Fiction
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: March 2020
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours
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When seventy-year-old Charlotte Perkins submits a sexy essay to the Become a Jetsetter contest, she dreams of reuniting her estranged children: Lee, an almost-famous actress; Cord, a handsome Manhattan venture capitalist who cant seem to find a partner; and Regan, a harried mother who took it all wrong when Charlotte bought her a Weight Watchers gift certificate for her birthday. Charlotte yearns for the years when her children were young, when she was a single mother who meant everything to them. When she wins the contest, the family packs their baggageboth literal and figurativeand spends ten days traveling from sun-drenched Athens through glorious Rome to tapas-laden Barcelona on an over-the-top cruise ship, the Splendido Marveloso. As lovers new and old join the adventure, long-buried secrets are revealed and old wounds are reopened, forcing the Perkins family to confront the forces that drove them apart and the defining choices of their lives. Can four lost adults find the peace theyve been seeking by reconciling their childhood aches and coming back together? In the vein of The Nest and The Vacationers, The Jetsetters is a delicious and intelligent novel about the courage it takes to reveal our true selves, the pleasures and perils of family, and how we navigate the seas of adulthood.

Reviews (2)


Written by Heather P. on March 22nd, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Really enjoyed this book. Loved the chapters being from the different characters perspectives. I also thought the narrator did a great job, especially with Charlotte.

Written by Lori C. on March 11th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Narrator was amazing! She brought the book to life.