Helen PhilomenaA young teenage girl, Philomena, becomes pregnant out of wedlock in 1952 and was sent to a convent to have her baby. When her baby, Anthony, was a toddler the nuns took the child away, putting him up for adoption in the United States. For the next 50 years Philomena searched for her son. When a former BBC journalist learns of her story they travel together in search for Anthony. Lots of twists and turns in this story. Also, have your tissues ready – a real tear jerker!

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The Maxwell sisters by Loretta Hill

Helen The Maxwell sistersThis book was an easy read, a rural Australian romance filled with lots of drama. The three Maxwell sisters Natasha, Eve and Phoebe all drifted apart and are living their own lives. They all are reunited for Phoebe’s wedding. They return home to face their past, to rediscover themselves and to reunite with each other.

A nice read.

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Exotic Marigold Hotel

Helen Marigold Hotels

Two great movies full of comedy, romance and laughter. Seven people take off for an adventure to a retirement resort in India. It is not what they all were expecting, however, in time they discover romance, friendships and to let go of the past.

In the second movie there is a wedding, more romance and a very successful business venture.

Two nice movies to watch.

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