The Old Ducks’ Club by Maddie Please #BookReview #BlogTour #BoldwoodBooks #RachelsRandomResources #NetGalley #4.5*

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

A rip-roaring, laugh out loud story about the importance of friendship and always, always having fun!

Sophia Gregory has lost her sparkle…

Recently single and about to turn sixty, Sophia doesn’t recognise the old woman staring back at her in the mirror. How has life passed her by? A quiet holiday in beautiful Rhodes is the perfect chance for her to find herself.

Until she meets the Old Ducks!

Juliette, Kim and Anita are three friends who are determined not to grow old gracefully! Bold and brash, they are Sophia’s worse nightmare, until they make her an honorary member of The Old Ducks’ Club! Now dancing and drinking till dawn Sophia starts to shake off her stuffy old life and start living again!

And when she meets her gorgeous Greek neighbour, Theo, she thinks that maybe, if she’s just a little braver, she can learn to love again too…

It’s never too late to teach an Old Duck new tricks!

Bright, Sparkling & Fun!

What a super, fun read! Just the thing to put the sparkle back lockdown.

Newly single and fast approaching the big 6-0, Sophia is dismayed at her reflection in the mirror and decided that a sunny break on a Greek Island is just the ticket. Settling in to her holiday home and looking forward to a quiet break, she didn’t bargain for her neighbours; Juliette, Kim and Anita – known as the Old Ducks’ Club – are also on holiday, but quiet is the last thing they want for their two weeks. And what’s more, they want Sophia to join them. Joining in with these three women, Sophia begins to live her life again and when she meets her neighbour, Theo, she wonders if it’s too late for love . . .

This is a terrifically upbeat read! Set in beautiful Rhodes, I rather fancy staying in Sophia’s apartment myself; living in Scotland I’m getting quite desperate to sit outside with my coffee of a morning. A gorgeous setting to which the author does full justice and a cast of beautifully created characters all add up to making this a fabulous read – exactly what’s needed as so many are dreaming of heading off on holiday. I just have to mention the bright, cheerful cover of this one; doesn’t it just make you want to pick it up? A thoroughly delightful read from beginning to end, this is one I’m happy to recommend. 4.5*.

My thanks to the publisher for my copy and to Rachel Gilbey for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: women’s humorous fiction

Author Details

Maddie Please is the author of four bestselling romantic comedies, having had a career as a dentist and now lives in rural Devon where she enjoys box sets, red wine and Christmas. She will be taking a new direction in her writing for Boldwood with joyous tales of older women – the first of which The Old Ducks’ Club will be published in May 2021.

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