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Hilarious, brilliant read – The Old Ducks’ Club by Maddie Please

Looking for a fun read featuring four ladies, around the age of 60, escaping to Rhodes on holiday? Get ready for lots of fun in the sun in this hilarious read!

My Review:

Fifty-nine year old Sophia Gregory realises she needs to change her way of life. She’s recently split from her married lover after realising how he was using her – and he was caught with a student by his wife. She’s resigned from her job and booked herself a month’s holiday in a villa on the Greek island of Rhodes to give herself a chance to consider her options. The noisy trio of ladies who are holidaying in the neighbouring villa initially appear to be just what she doesn’t want, but soon prove to be exactly what she needs. Juliette, Kim and Anita are slightly older than Sophia but all three are determined to grow old disgracefully. They’re bold, loud, colourful and caring, supportive and friendly, welcoming Sophia to join them as members of their Old Ducks’ Club.

Get ready for laughs galore, new friendships, fresh opportunities, a different outlook on life and a possible romance, too in this fabulous read. It is a hilarious story, with great characters, a beautiful setting and life changing events that put a huge grin on my face. This is a keeper, a story to go back to if you’re feeling in need of a healthy dose of sunshine and laughter. This is a brilliant, inspiring and fantastic read that I highly recommend to anyone but especially to those around sixty years old!

Thank you Boldwood Books and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read, grinning and chuckling my way through it and honestly reviewed.


Sophia Gregory is fading away…

Recently split from her married lover and about to turn sixty, Sophia doesn’t recognise the old woman staring back at her in the mirror. Where has her life gone so wrong? How has it come to this? A quiet holiday in beautiful Rhodes is the perfect chance for her to find herself again.  

Until she meets the Old Ducks!
Bold and brash, Juliette, Kim and Anita are three friends who are determined not to grow old gracefully – and they are Sophia’s worse nightmare! But when Sophia is made an honorary member of The Old Ducks’ Club, she begins to discover a new side to life. Dancing and drinking till dawn Sophia starts to shake off her grey, drab old life and finds the fun side to 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 spread her wings again….

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

A rip-roaring, laugh out loud story about the importance of friendship and always, always having fun! Perfect for fans of Judy Leigh and Dee Macdonald.

Purchase Linkhttps://amzn.to/2P2uKDE 

Author Bio: 

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.

Social Media Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maddieplease 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaddiePlease1 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maddieplease1/ 

Bookbub profile: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/maddie-please

2 comments on “Hilarious, brilliant read – The Old Ducks’ Club by Maddie Please

  1. Carla
    May 22, 2021

    This sounds like an awesome summer read and right up my alley. Wonderful review Elaine, and the audiobook is available through my library, Woo Hoo!

    Liked by 1 person

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