Old Enough to Know Better
by Jane Wenham-Jones
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Pub Date 28 May 2021 | Archive Date 31 May 2021
HarperCollins UK, One More Chapter, One More Chapter
When her daughter, Ellie, brings home a new boyfriend, Clare can’t put her finger on why she feels troubled by it. Is it because he’s attractive and closer to her in age? Or maybe she’s just jealous because all of her own husband’s passion seems to go into maintaining his wine cellar.
Ellie’s colleague, Anna, is feeling restless too. She’s much younger than her husband and is still in her prime, and definitely isn’t ready for crosswords and comfy slippers. When a new colleague starts to show a great deal of interest in her, it ignites a spark of attraction that feels impossible to ignore.
They say age isn’t everything – can the women focus on what really matters and live life, and love, to the full?
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Average rating from 74 members
Anna and Clare both know what it's like to be married to a man who is 20 years older, There are good times, for sure, but there' also a divergence now in how they live their lives as their husbands have slowed down. Clare's daughter Ellie is about to do the same thing, and her mother isn't happy about it. This is funny in spots but it's also quite poignant. Thanks to netgalley for the ARC. A good read.
Really enjoyed this book. It was so interesting and light hearted. I live this type of book as it lifts you up whilst you are reading. My thanks to netgalley and the publishers for giving me the opportunity to read this book in return for an honest review.
Old Enough to Know Better is actually about three women, Clare, Ellie, and Anna. Clare is Ellie’s mother and Anna is Ellie’s co-worker. Clare and Anna both married men at least twenty years older than themselves and Ellie is now engaged to a man who is only 8 years younger than her mother. I really liked both Clare and Anna. They were both young enough to still want to get out in the world and do things while their husbands were both retired and just kind of wanted to slow down and relax. Ellie was a spoiled daddy’s girl and I didn’t really even like her, although there were signs of her growing up a little by the end. This is the second book that I have read by this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Jane Wenham-Jones is now on my must read list of authors. Thank you to Netgalley and Harper Collins UK, One More Chapter for the ARC. All opinions expressed are my own.
This is something I needed to read, the fun all the uplifting it contains. Read cover to cover in one sitting .
Reminded me of Jill Mansell and Marion Keys Such an easy read and light hearted. Definitely worth purchasing and you will not be able to put down. Put a smile on my face and cheered me up. Made the bank holiday weekend in lockdown relaxing
Really enjoyed this wise tale of two families where there is an age gap in the marriage which works! Multi generational family story with funny well observed relationships and characters. Clare is married to Rupert, Anna is married to Jeremy, based around the Thanet area of Kent. I'm not giving much away as I really enjoyed how the story unfolded. There are reflections of the strength and depth of what being a woman is in modern life and within our families. Deep, moving, intelligent but most of all real. Highly recommended Thank you for the opportunity for an early read to NetGalley