The Golden Oldies Guesthouse by Dee MacDonald

ebook, 243 pages
Published August 27th 2019 by Bookouture
About the Book:
Tess and Simon Sparrow may have a few more grey hairs and wrinkles than they used to, but that doesn’t stop them being swept up in a whirlwind romance and starting over again. Swapping their city lives for an escape to the countryside, they fall in love with a crumbling hotel and impulsively buy it as their forever home to grow old in together. Renovating the glorious, wisteria-clad property on the gorgeous cliff-tops of Cornwall was meant to be a delightful retirement project. But the dream soon turns into reality and practical Tess and optimist Simon are faced with leaky bathrooms, creaky stairs and a roof that’s just about holding up. Running out of money fast, the couple decide to rent out a few rooms to save their new home. Along come mysterious Celia, hapless romantic Benedict and tarnished, lovelorn actress Titania – all looking for a fresh start. Everyone in this eclectic group has their own reasons for being in Cornwall and across the summer they each go on a journey of self-discovery at The Golden Oldies Guesthouse as they realise there is still plenty of time for love, life, friendship… and a few unexpected surprises.

This is a new author for me, and I’m pretty sure I’ll be reading a lot more of her books. I found this story to be full of laughter, sass, tender moments, and life lessons that everyone can benefit from. The Golden Oldies Guesthouse is a warm and romantic, yet witty read. Author, Dee MacDonald manages to touch on important topics without delivering a heavy story-line. Being set in a small town in coastal England certainly added extra appeal and charm to the novel. The characters are very relatable and their dialogue is engaging and at times laugh out-loud funny.

Tess' inner musings are hilarious and the love she obviously has for Simon is heartwarming. The writing is smooth and interesting and keeps the reader moving along, wanting more, rooting for the main characters. The peripheral characters are also interesting, and the Cornwall setting is charming.

I highly recommend this light-hearted read...I enjoyed every page!

Thank you NetGalley, Dee MacDonald and Bookouture for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.

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