Escape to the glorious Dorset coast with this heart-warming, joyful story of friendship, love and finding happiness.
The wonderful summer weather is the last thing on Jo Ramsey’s mind.
She’s retiring from forty years with the same company to suddenly face life alone and without a purpose. Where did the decades go! And how has she not made a brilliant life outside of work?
But then she meets a bunch of seniors dressed in crazy costumes in the park – the Golden Oldies’ Club!
For Jo, their take on life is to be avoided at all costs. But might they be just what she needs to start living again?
Of course, handsome retired actor Owen being a member has no bearing on whether she joins, right?
A very amusing take on retirement!
Jo Ramsey is retiring after four decades of working with the same firm. She is very good at her job but there’s so much to look forward to when you’re free of the shackles of the daily routine – or is there? Suddenly lost without her job to focus on, Jo wonders how she managed to reach retirement age without a circle of friends and a brilliant social life. Then she comes across a bunch of people in fancy dress in the park and discovers The Golden Oldies Club. Jo doesn’t think their way of celebrating retirement is for her, but then she does rather like Owen, so who knows what the future holds?
This is truly delightful from beginning to end and, I imagine, portrays perfectly what retirement could be like for single women. My husband recently retired and is wondering when he’ll get to the point of having nothing to do! Jo has been so set in her work routine that she is lost without her alarm going off in the morning and her day planned out without much thought. Suddenly, the empty days stretch before her; time is on her side – but what will she do with it? Filled with a healthy dose of reality, this is sprinkled throughout with humour and laughter and, yes, loneliness. A lovely portrayal of reaching a certain age and definitely and enjoyable one. 4*.
I downloaded this ebook via Kindle Unlimited; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: humorous fiction
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 246 pages
- Publication Date: 16 June 2022
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British author Mark Daydy writes warm, funny, feel-good stories about relatable characters facing surprises and complications as they try to change their lives.
His novels celebrate the things we care about most: life, love, family, friends, fresh starts and second chances – all of which have a habit of disrupting the best laid plans…
If that sounds like your kind of thing, you’re not alone. His entertaining story of new beginnings, ‘Olivia Holmes Has Inherited A Vineyard’, was an Amazon UK best seller.
Mark has 25 years’ experience writing for radio and TV (successes span a BBC Radio 4 sitcom to three years as a regular writer on Channel 4’s ‘The Big Breakfast’). He’s also penned 130+ short film scripts for clients such as the United Nations, the World Health Organization, Amnesty International, US AID, and the UK’s National Health Service.
He’s a busy writer, but away from his desk you’ll find him reading, walking, listening to music or attempting to be a gardener.
Mark also writes children’s books which are illustrated by his grown-up son, Mike. Mark’s children’s TV credits include Shaun the Sheep, Chuggington, Thomas & Friends, Pinky & Perky, 3rd & Bird, and Basil Brush.
- Website: https://www.markdaydy.co.uk
- Facebook: @markdaydyauthor