The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village

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Thorpe, Aurora, 2019 - Female friendship - 396 pages
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The life of seventy-nine-year-old pensioner Peggy Smart is as beige as the decor in her retirement village. Her week revolves around aqua aerobics and appointments with her doctor, and the highlight of her day is watching her neighbour Brian head out for his morning swim. Peggy dreams of inviting the handsome widower, treasurer of the residents' committee and one of the few eligible men in the village, to an intimate dinner. As a woman of a certain age, however, she fears she has become invisible, even to men in their eighties. But a chance encounter with a glamorous old school friend she hasn't seen in five decades sets Peggy on an unexpected journey of self-discovery. Can she channel her 'inner Helen Mirren' and find happiness in her twilight years?

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User Review  - smik - LibraryThing

Once again I have ventured outside my usual crime fiction genre. But this came to me so highly recommended I felt I could not miss it. And it is a delightful read. Peggy Smart has reached the age that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Griffin22 - LibraryThing

An enjoyable book, although I disagree with the ‘funny’ tag on the cover. Peggy is slumping into old age in a retirement village, her self esteem too low (courtesy of growing up with a critical mother ... Read full review

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