The Golden Oldies' Book Club by Judy Leigh
Genres: Womens Fiction
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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We begin with Jeannie who is seventy-two and living with her ninety-five-year-old mother Violet. She also has her teenage grandchildren staying with her as they are finishing up school. She has a lot going on but one bright spot is her book club at the local library.
In the club we have Ruth, the librarian, who is lonely and yearns for more. Then there is Verity who is having some trouble in her marriage while Danielle’s marriage is ending after her husband’s affair. Not to mention poor Aurora whose heart was broken long ago and she has yet to recover.
The ladies decide to take a book club trip to France and get a breather from their troubles. They support one another and when they get back they begin to tackle their problems one at a time. We get to follow along on their journey of discovering that you are never too old to make new friends, find love or simply learn to live.
This was such a wonderful read and I will say that I enjoyed it so much. It deals with everyday life and the things that we all have to face as we get older. What it gives us though is a lasting friendship and the will to step out there and face your dragons head on. It was light hearted and great fun!
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