My Review: I love Judy Leigh and her alter ego Elena. The writing is detailed, clever with just the right emotions and levels of seriousness. This story has a number of corny jokes and as my best friend Becky can confirm, her and her sister have been subjected to s0me of them. We start with Jeannie who is owner of an Apple Cider Farm that has been handed down by generati0ns. Jeannie is a kind of wonder woman in her 70s who also cares for her two grandkids and elderly mother Violet, in her mid 90s. Violet tells some really awful dad type jokes. I had to laugh at one of the characters sentiments, that all men are cheating pigs. The book club chatter and members are warm, engaging, funny and sometimes their opinions can be questionable. a wonderful and vibrant read. Fully recommended.

The Golden Oldies Book Club

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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Judy Leigh is the USA Today bestselling author of The Old Girls’ Network and Five French Hens 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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