Over The Teacups, Review

The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village by Joanna Nell.

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book cover Why?  I picked this up because it is a book for the Books With Heart online book club. It has as its main focus a 79 1/2  year old woman, and that also covers a challenge to read a book with a  main character over 60.

Plot  Peggy lives in a single bedroom apartment with her old dog Basil. Life is rather blah until a long time friend arrives to jazz her up. And there are a couple of surprising revelations there! Peggy also has her eye on a neighbour – Brian, whom she rather fancies. So we follow the health struggles, the life challenges, the family ups and downs, until we arrive at the other side and Peggy is almost a new woman.

What Appeals to me? This story gives us a look in on the wonderful people who are often invisible to the eye. Is being elderly a time to sit and be boring? Or is it a time when life can be lived to the full – and why not? Peggy is very real and her desire for love and friendship is a basic need. With a little confidence she is going to bring out the Smart in her. This book gives insight from the older person’s point of view. Joanna Nell is a doctor, so she brings to the story wisdom and understanding.

And so… I think this is a book that would count as exploring diversity – of age! Well done Joanna Nell. It was the Books with Heart book for November and I enjoyed reading and contributing to the discussions about it during the week.

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11 thoughts on “The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village by Joanna Nell.”

  1. This sounds like a fun book. I just commented on The Cozy Pages’s recent post how it’s a nice change to see books like these, The Man Called Ove, etc. because it’s great to read about people making human connections.

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    1. Stefanie, I meant to ask you what web browser do you use? I am trying to work out why when I use a purple background the white is showing up as green on your screen. If its a commonly used browser I might have to rethink the way I do that piece.

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  2. The older I get the more interested I am in characters over 60 – especially those who aren’t flat, supporting characters 🙂 I’m adding this to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing, Kathryn.

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