Blog Tour ~ The Old Ducks' Hen Do by Maddie Please
The Old Ducks Hen Do! Recently retired, Denny Lambert is finding life just a little bit...well, dull. So when her stepsister Juliette announces she’s getting married–again!–and invites Denny on a hen do with the Old Ducks, Denny really can’t say no. Denny knows something about the Old Ducks and their wild exploits, but she’s just glad to be somewhere hot and sunny and away from her grey life back in the UK. She’s definitely not going to be pulled into any Old Duck mayhem....But when they arrive at their beautiful Mallorcan villa, Denny is in for a shock. Because right next door is the man who once broke her heart–Bruno Browning. Now with the Old Ducks and an old flame to contend with, Denny’s life suddenly feels anything but dull! But if she’s learnt one thing from her time with the Old Ducks it’s that life is for living...and that’s exactly what Denny is finally going to do!
The Old Ducks' Hen Do is a lighthearted and very humorous story centred around a group of retired ladies on a hen do in Mallorca.
I couldn't help but be inspired by these fun-loving women and I can only hope that my friends and I are as similarly minded and still up for adventure and romance in twenty years' time.
I enjoyed all the shenanigans that the ladies got up to, especially their run-ins with the nuns and Denny's episode with the face mask. There were plenty of memorable, laugh-out-loud moments and never a dull moment especially with the group of like-minded gents staying next door to keep them entertained.
Bruno and Denny's story was a little bit sad as their younger selves gave up on each other far too quickly and then they spent the next forty years apart and regretting it. But true love never dies and a second chance romance in their later years was the icing on the cake for me. It was really sweet and endearing.
The Old Ducks' Hen Do has the feel-good factor in spades and a fun read from start to finish.