Around the time empty-nester Scarlett gets called back for a suspect mammogram, she finds her bucket list from when she was 17. With items ranging from marrying her high school sweetheart to dancing in the rain, she realises most of her plans have gone unfulfilled. So she decides now is the time to start ticking them off. From selling up the family home to driving Route 66 with her best friend, Scarlett gets a new lease on life.
While the overall message of the book is uplifting, the writing is a tad bland (the missed opportunity to really immerse readers in the Route 66 trip was one example) and the ending is rather abrupt. I especially would have liked to have seen more about the challenges of setting up her new business.