The Golden Oldies’ Book Club was too enticing a title to pass up on especially since it is written by Judy Leigh. This the fifth book of hers that I’m reading and I love how she deals with the issues of older romance, empty nesters and retirees.
Deep in the Somerset countryside, the Combe Pomeroy village library hosts a monthly book club.
Ruth the librarian fears she’s too old to find love, but a discussion about Lady Chatterley’s Lover makes her think again.
Aurora doesn’t feel seventy-two and longs to relive the excitement of her youth, while Verity is getting increasingly tired of her husband Mark’s grumpiness and wonders if their son’s imminent flight from the nest might be just the moment for her to fly too. And Danielle is fed up with her cheating husband. Surely life has more in store for her than to settle for second best?
The glue that holds Combe Pomeroy together is Jeannie. Doyenne of the local cider farm and heartbeat of her family and community, no one has noticed that Jeannie needs some looking after too. Has the moment for her to retire finally arrived, and if so, what does her future hold?
From a book club French exchange trip, to many celebrations at the farm, this is the year that everything changes, that lifelong friendships are tested, and for some of the women, they finally get the love they deserve.
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My Review of The Golden Oldies Book Club
Sharrocks Cider Farm is something that Jeannie Sharrock has inherited from her parents. She tried to run it with her husband, but he left her. Then her son too decided to move abroad. This leaves Jeannie, not only running the farm, but responsible for her mother and her two grandchildren. There are days when she’s just weary of it all and wants to give it up. But how can she let her inheritance go?
One of the things that Jeannie enjoys is book club organized by the local librarian, Ruth. When Ruth organizes a trip to France for the ladies of the book club, life takes a new turn for them. They find love, clarity, a new lease of life and a change of perspective. And this experience translates into different choices for each of them back home.
Another lovely read from this author, bringing in elements of self-love, family, community and laced with humour and warmth.
Judy Leigh is the bestselling author of A Grand Old Time and The Age of Misadventure and the doyenne of the ‘it’s never too late’ genre of women’s fiction. She has lived all over the UK from Liverpool to Cornwall, but currently resides in Somerset.
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I received a copy of this from Rachel’s Random Resources and Boldwood Books via NetGalley for a review and participation in the blog tour.
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Thanks so much for your lovely review. Wishing you a great Christmas and a wonderful 2023.