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    Highly recommended!

    I loved this book, it was perfect summer read and it made me laugh loud more than once. I loved the quirky and well written characters and the plot. I look forward to reading other books by this author. Highly recommended! Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
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    Enjoyable read

    I enjoyed this light read immensely. It continues the story of Tess Sparrow after she marries Simon. This story describes the trials and tribulations they were faced with while renovating their new house and turning it into a B&B. Once the house is ready we meet an interesting and colourful array of guests - each with their own story. I wish there were more books in this series!!!
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    Brilliant

    I loved this story and all the people in it. Really well written and the secrets people had. A laugh out loud book in places, nice light read but couldn’t put it down.
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    A delightful romance with love over the age of 60.

    My Rating: 4.5 Stars Tess and Simon Sparrow are in their sixties and have recently gotten married. When they discover a hotel in Cornwall, despite the fact that it is falling apart at its seams, they both fall in love. They uproot their lives, sell their home and start over. This includes myriads of changes and repairs in their immediate future. The renovation is rich with problems - but both Tess and Simon know that it will prove valuable beyond belief when it is completed. With very little plumbing, no heat, and room after room needing major repair, the two purchase a caravan as their temporary home. Tess has children and grandchildren, and Simon has a son. Not only do they want to create a vacation destination, they want their new home to be a place to entertain their family, as well as dear friends. After much work, and more than a few mishaps, guests eventually begin to arrive. I love how this story then shifted. There are two parts to The Golden Oldies Guesthouse. The first portion is about the purchase, repairs and their growth as a couple in this later stage in life. The second half of the book introduces the guests. Most are older like the Sparrows, and they are all rather unique and interesting. I loved this book for so many reasons! For starters, it is always a delight to see people in love after the age of sixty. I also love the idea of completely starting over, and taking on unexpected challenges. Lastly, I can only imagine having a variety of guests to care for on a revolving basis. The surprises that Tess and Simon ran into did make me laugh more than once. Although this is only my second book by Dee MacDonald, I was eager to grab it. I remember my first read by her, The Getaway Girls, which I truly enjoyed, so I wasn't surprised that this one would just as delightful. I look forward to reading more by her as time permits. Many thanks to Bookouture for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.
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    Will put a Smile on Your Face!

    3.5 Stars I am a big fan of Dee MacDonald, I really enjoy her writing and I find her books fun and light hearted. Tess and Orla from “The Silver Ladies of Penny Lane” return. This is a sequel, however, “The Golden Oldies Guesthouse” can easily be read as a stand alone. The first half of the book is about Tess and Simon, who, on holiday in Cornwall come across an old house for sale. Noticing the fabulous views and realizing the great potential this house has to offer, they decide to buy it and run it as a B&B. They sell their house in London, buy and renovate the Cornwall house. There are tons of the renovations to be done and they get to meet some of the “quirky” villagers. For the second half of the book, the B&B is up and running and it introduces the guests. People from different backgrounds, all over 60, some of whom who have interesting stories they're hiding from the other guests. Orla, Tess's best friend and ex-business partner, also makes an appearance and finds unexpected love. Dee MacDonald’s writing style is fun and I love her storytelling. The fact that she made her characters in their 60’s, gives us a view that retirement can be a new beginning. It is a feel-good book and it will put a smile on your face.
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