The Old Girl’s Network by Judy Leigh

I’m delighted to be part of the blog tour today for this wonderful book. Thanks so much to Rachel’s Random Resources for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.

Is it ever too late to change…

After a health scare, 77 year-old spinster Barbara goes to convalesce in the sleepy Somerset village of Winsleigh Green with her sister Pauline, who is now a widow. The sisters are like chalk and cheese – Barbara, outspoken and aloof and Pauline, good natured and homely – so it’s not long before the tension starts to rise.

But when Pauline accidentally knocks down a vagrant who goes by the name of Bisto Mulligan, the ladies find themselves with another houseguest. As he recovers, it becomes apparent that Bisto is not who he first seemed, and as the sisters get to know the kind and courageous man he really is, it’s clear Bisto has the potential to change both of their lives.

As the spring turns to summer, and Winsleigh Green comes to life, can the three friends make the changes they need to, to embrace fresh starts, new loves, new lives and new horizons. Or do old habits die too hard?

Funny, joyful and with a spring in its step that reminds you to live every day like it’s your last. Judy Leigh has once again written the perfect feel-good novel for all fans of Dawn French, Dee MacDonald and Cathy Hopkins.

My Review:

I absolutely love this author’s books, so I jumped at the chance to review this one. It didn’t disappoint!

Pauline and Barbara are quite different, Pauline is much more sociable, and a real part of her community. Barbara is more outspoken, but not very good socially. But as we get to know them a little bit better, we can see why. They’re both lovely characters though, and it’s hard not to be fond of them.

Bisto comes into their lives unexpectedly, and he changes life for everyone. There’s more to him than meets the eye, and he turns out to be just what they all needed.

There is great warmth and humour in this book, a host of wonderful characters, and an entertaining and engaging plot.

A truly life-affirming and uplifting read, it shows that there’s still so much living to do at any age, and that friendship, family and love are so important.

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Author Bio:

Judy Leigh is the bestselling author of Five French Hens, A Grand Old Time and The Age of Misadventure and the doyenne of the ‘it’s never too late’ genre of women’s fiction. She has lived all over the UK from Liverpool to Cornwall, but currently resides in Somerset.

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