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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,006 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hilary Boyd Narrator: Joanna David Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this touching, romantic tale of new attraction and old loyalties, Jeanie is on the brink of turning sixty, and the man she’s been married to for more than half of her life has abandoned the marital bed.

When Jeanie’s husband George retreats from his conjugal duties, she is deeply hurt and very confused. Has she done something wrong? Is he in love with someone else? Her pained bewilderment turns to anger as he remains unable, or unwilling, to provide answers.

The bright spot of Jeanie’s week is Thursday, the day she takes her granddaughter to the park. There, one day, she meets Ray—age-appropriate, kind-hearted, easygoing, and downright sexy. In short, he is everything that George is not.

As her relationship with Ray begins to blossom and she begins to think that her life might hold in store a bold second act, she begins to wonder if she has the courage to take a step off the precipice of routine and duty and into the swirling winds of romance.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Puts the ‘sex’ back into ‘sexagenarian.’”

    Times (London)

  • “A warm and well-written case for love affairs in later life.”

    Daily Telegraph (London)

  • “[A] tender and intriguing love story…Boyd is as canny as Joanna Trollope at observing family life and better than Trollope at jokes.”

    Daily Mail (London)

  • “A sincere tale of late-in-life love…Boyd’s delicate rendering of Jeanie’s interior grounds the novel…A poignant love story featuring refreshing characters in their 60s.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Selected for the October 2013 Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Zoe Theaker | 1/30/2014

    " I really enjoyed this and it's left me struggling to find my next book. A true love story that I couldn't put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenny Paramor | 1/16/2014

    " Lovely story...I am sure many middle aged women can relate to this story. We all need a Ray lol "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Monique | 1/15/2014

    " Loved it, another one I read in one Sunday as I couldn't out it down. Very interesting exploring marriage and relationships at around age 60. Recommend!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joanna | 1/7/2014

    " This was only 20p on Amazon, I think it was sold as chick lit for the over 50s, I enjoyed it anyway! "

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