The Golden Oldies' Book Club

The BRAND NEW feel-good novel from USA Today Bestseller Judy Leigh for 2023

    • 4.1 • 22 Ratings
    • $2.99
    • $2.99

Publisher Description

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.

Judy Leigh is back with her unmistakable recipe of friendship and fun, love and laughter. The perfect feel-good novel for all fans of Dawn French, Dee Macdonald and Cathy Hopkins.

Readers love Judy Leigh:

‘Loved this from cover to cover, pity I can only give this 5 stars as it deserves far more.’

‘The story’s simply wonderful, the theme of second chances will resonate whatever your age, there’s something for everyone among the characters, and I do defy anyone not to have a tear in their eye at the perfect ending.’

‘With brilliant characters and hilarious antics, this is definitely a cosy read you'll not want to miss.’

‘A lovely read of how life doesn't just end because your getting old.’

‘A great feel-good and fun story that made me laugh and root for the characters.’

Praise for Judy Leigh:

‘Brilliantly funny, emotional and uplifting’ Miranda Dickinson

'Lovely . . . a book that assures that life is far from over at seventy' Cathy Hopkins bestselling author of The Kicking the Bucket List

'Brimming with warmth, humour and a love of life… a wonderful escapade’ Fiona Gibson

Fiction & Literature
December 6
Boldwood Books
Boldwood Books Ltd

Customer Reviews

MamaV10 ,

Golden Oldies Book Club

Story was kind of flat, but I enjoy books with older characters. This story had a message I can relate to my own life.

brightlit ,


This is a easy read, nothing suspenseful. The story background about apple cider was interesting. The theme of seniors changing their lives, and learning to let go and turn things over to the younger generation was interesting. It’s something we all will eventually go through. The only part I had problems with was too many characters, ie the whole town… and yet, the ending was a P.S. here’s what’s happening- mostly about the main characters. I have read several of the authors books, this is not my favorite, but parts were very enjoyable to read.

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