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Summary

Sophia Gregory has lost her sparkle.... Recently single and about to turn 60, 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!

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. 

©2021 Maddie Please (P)2021 Boldwood Books Ltd

Critic reviews

"Sea, sunshine, romance and fabulous characters; Maddie's light touch and sense of fun will lift your spirits!" (Best-selling author Judy Leigh)

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Funny, heart warming, exciting!

This is the second book of Maddie’s that I have absolutely thoroughly loved. She has such a way of transporting you right into the middle of the story and it really is such a well written book. In parts, I actually thought I was in the market in Rhodes or walking next door to knock on Theo’s door.

Next book pre ordered, I CANNOT WAIT!

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Very enjoyable

Loved this story about the challenges that can be faced as you get towards older age but still have so much life to live , the need for love and friendship, wanting to really live and not accept the mundane.
I laughed out loud and got quiet invested in the characters, wish there was a sequel.
A well written book with unexpected happenings in a fabulous location, I shall be reading more by this author, highly recommended .

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Loved it

Loved the non age discrimination of this story , and the fact that it extended over the usual ending , into the much more perfect ending . Bliss to listen to.

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Lovely Story

Throughly enjoyed this tale. Being more than old enough to belong to 'The Old Ducks Club' I could see where all the characters were coming from. Their antics really made me laugh out lound. Wish I could join them 🐈🙋

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I loved this. takes a bit to get into to but as a female 60 something I found it so funny and real. made me laugh out loud.

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60 is the new 40!

Chic lit, easy read about someone of 60 finding their mojo. As a 61 year old who travels, has a fun life and is fit and healthy, the perception of age and the old woman achy bits didn’t really ring true. However, I really enjoyed the story and the descriptions of Rhodes old town made me yearn to visit. I found the nasal , whinny voice of one of the old ducks, just didn’t match her character and that Theo, whose personality seemed
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excellent story,really had every emotion

loved the story it was funny romantic tearful I think I experienced Evey emotion going ,I just couldn't stop listening to it ,would definitely read some more of Maddie please books

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a very relaxing story

loved it easy listening nice story very enjoyable. if wishes where horses, I must stop day dreaming.ing now

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Fabulous

I absolutely loved this story. The characters, their stories, the setting - oh, just everything. It was brill.

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fabulous reading

fabulous story
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Take a mini vacation and read the Old Ducks Club

A friend recommended this book and it seems that most of my friends have read it and enjoyed it we are all in our early 60’s and totally related to Maddies descriptions of what 60 year old woman go through, enjoy about life and what they don’t enjoy! Maddie describes Rhodes Island In Greece so beautifully you feel like you have been away on a mini vacation yourself!! It’s a beautiful story of friendship and a must read for anyone who treasures their friends and loves travel especially to Greece! Not to give anything away…. Romance is woven into the story making it a compulsive read!

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  • Rebecca J. Kelly
  • 29-05-21

Yes, Please!

Listening to The Old Ducks’ Club, by Maddie Please, I felt as though I had gone on a carefree vacation to a Greek Isle, had an unexpectedly wonderful time with daring new friends, savored new flavors, had a chance to take stock of my life, and decide on some new directions to explore. I can’t wait for the next adventure!