Book Review: The Old Ducks’ Club by Maddie Please

There aren’t enough books out there with older protagonists, right? If you agree, you have got to check out this next book.

Goodreads Blurb

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!

The Old Ducks’ Club Book Review


The Old Ducks’ Club is a lot of fun to read. The women in this book have so much fun in Rhodes I felt like I was the older one! Saying that, it gives me a good feeling that life doesn’t end at a certain age and there are still plenty of adventures ahead!

The only main character in this book really is Sophia. I’m still not sure what I made of her. It’s good that she mellows out over the course of the book. At the beginning, she is quite uptight and snooty. However, that does make her character more interesting and I appreciate that the author didn’t try to make this book too sugary sweet. Saying that, I just couldn’t really connect with her and that took away from the book slightly for me.

I think this will be a good holiday read (if any of us get to hit sunny Rhodes this year!) If not, it’s good for the soul anyway. Fancy a read? Pick up your copy here.

I was sent this book in return for an honest review.

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