Old Girls On Deck by Maddie Please

Bermuda Triangle

Old Girls On Deck by Maddie Please is the most delightfully fun contemporary novel that warmed my heart.

Maddie Please has created a wonderful set of characters who meet up and interact on a cruise ship. The leading ladies are sisters and both in their sixties. They make friends with an octogenarian who shows them how to have fun.

Growing older does not have to mean settling. Whilst we still have breath, life is for living.

The sisters re-evaluate their lives. One has been a captain’s widow for five years. She has spent her life in the shadow of her husband. Now it is time to stop hiding behind his memory and start to live and find herself again. Her opinions and knowledge are worth listening to.

The other sister is thankful for her steadfast husband of thirty five years. Now that he is newly retired, she realizes there is a whole world out there to explore. Life is much more than pottering in the garden and television dinners.

The reader is treated to the sights and sounds, the smells and flavours of the Mediterranean. We can almost ‘feel’ the heat and ‘taste’ the delicacies.

All the novel is wonderfully written with some very witty dialogue – I now have Barry Manilow’s (my favourite singer) Bermuda Triangle on my mind! In fact, I am singing it as I type this up! Grab yourself a copy and read, in order to understand this rather bizarre reference!

As I am a sixty year old, like one of the sisters, I totally understood most of the cultural references. I was treated to a step back in time for my memories!

Old Girls On Deck is a really charming and fun read that I can absolutely recommend. Maddie Please’s novels never disappoint and always entertain.

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. 


Old Girls on Deck

It’s never too late to sail a new course…

When retired Jill Parker wins an all-expenses paid Mediterranean cruise for two she is thrilled! At 63 life in retirement has got a little bit bland for Jill and this might be just the holiday she and husband Eddy need to get the sparks back in their marriage.

But when Eddy admits he would much prefer to build his patio and look through the latest DIY magazine, Jill is left with only one other option – her sister Diana.

Diana has become rather reclusive since her husband, Caspar died, but perhaps this is the push she needs to bring some excitement back into her life, too?

Could this trip be just what both sisters need to reconnect and chart a new path for their futures?

Excited to be exploring new horizons and catching up, the sisters soon discover that not everything is smooth sailing on board. And as they enjoy cocktails together at sundown, they discover that they are both actually a little all at sea…

Praise for Maddie Please:

‘Sea, sunshine, romance and fabulous characters; Maddie’s light touch and sense of fun will lift your spirits!’ Bestselling author Judy Leigh

‘Witty, warm and simply wonderful.’ Bestselling author Sarah Bennett

‘For a book that’s as cheering and restorative as a long lunch with your very best friend, Maddie Please is the author you need to know!’ Bestselling author Chris Manby

‘Genuine and life-affirming…a wonderful, light-hearted novel about how it is never too late to find happiness.’ Bestselling author Kitty Wilson

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Author Bio –

Maddie Please writes uplifting, romantic comedies with a steep learning curve for her characters, reflecting the sometimes confusing experiences of today’s women (and men) which can be challenging whatever your age.

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