The Silver Ladies Do Lunch by Judy Leigh

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The Silver Ladies Do Lunch by Judy Leigh is a most delightful contemporary novel that I adored.

The tale is about community, love and friendship. The reader drops in to glimpse friendships formed fifty years ago in primary school, remain. The village is community-minded. They laugh together, love together and provide support where it is needed.

All the characters are well drawn and realistic. They are an eclectic bunch, such as you would find in any close-knit community. They have very differing traits from Dangerous Dave to a pig named Nadine who is very much a character in her own right. Their interactions are wonderful to witness. There were times when I literally laughed out loud.

I also enjoyed the fact that the majority of characters were over sixty with the former teacher being ninety years old. Growing old does not mean we cannot have fun. The former teacher still had the authority to put her former pupils in their places too!

Hearts were in the right place as we can ‘feel’ the love. With love there also comes loss. Two characters had lost their lifelong partners, and the pain was palpable.

Not everything in life is always rosy but there is much love to cushion the hurts.

I always love Judy Leigh’s novels. The Silver Ladies Do Lunch is positively charming. It warmed my heart and made me smile.

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


The Silver Ladies Do Lunch

When Lin, Josie and Minnie left Miss Hamilton’s class at Middleton Ferris County Primary School, sixty years ago, they could only dream about what the future had in store for them.  The one thing they knew for certain was that their friendship would thrive.

Years later and life hasn’t always been kind.  Josie is still mourning the loss of her beloved husband Harry a year after his sudden demise. Lin is hoping to celebrate her fiftieth wedding anniversary with husband Neil, but he’s suddenly keeping secrets and telling her lies, so she’s suspecting the worst  And as for Minnie, well she loves her life in Oxford academia, but with no family to call her own, she sometimes wonders if the sacrifices were all worthwhile.

So, when the ninety-year-old Miss Hamilton – or Cecily as she lets them call her now – glides gracefully back into their lives on her glamorous purple mobility scooter, the ladies are in need of inspiration and fun.  And over their regular lunches, the friends start to dream of leaving the past in the past and embracing the future, because there’s nothing you can’t achieve with good friends at your side.

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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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