The Golden Oldies Book Club by Judy Leigh

Never Too Old

The Golden Oldies Book Club by Judy Leigh is the most delightful, fun-filled contemporary novel that will warm your heart on a dull winter’s day.

Once more Judy Leigh has constructed a totally charming tale that I adored. Her characters are an eclectic mix raging in age from teens to a great grandmother in her nineties. The main characters are in their early seventies.

These characters show the reader that while there’s breath in their bodies, life is for living. We are never too old to try new things and to have new adventures.

This is a cosmopolitan read as we travel from a cider-making farm in Somerset to one in France for a week. There are similarities and differences showing we can all learn from each other.

There are many different households making up the village – from marriages in trouble to singletons to multi-generational families. Each household has different challenges to face and to overcome.

I loved the weekly book club that discussed different classics. My favourite being Wuthering Heights.

Life is too short to live with regrets. Life should be seized and lived.

All the characters support each other. They are not blood-related but the friendships function as a family.

The novel is wonderfully witty, humorous and light-hearted. I loved all the jokes cracked by the great grandmother.

Judy Leigh has constructed another wonderful novel that I adored. I look forward to more, more, more by Judy Leigh.

I received a free copy via Rachel’s Random Resources for a blog tour. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.


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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