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Summary

Jack Tate is hopeless....

Everything he touches turns into a disaster, but he means well. His business is even less successful than his love life. His once-thriving coffee shop was on the brink of bankruptcy, but salvation could be right under his nose. 

At the insistence of his loyal and underappreciated assistant, Emma, he sees that the last hope of saving his business could be the only customers who’ve not deserted him for the faceless coffee chains - the old folk. 

To attract new customers, Jack and Emma set up the Isle of Man’s first dating and social club for the elderly - The Lonely Heart Attack Club. Eager to give his elderly congregation a sense of purpose, he sets them a challenge that may be one step too far: to become World Record holders. 

They may be old but there is plenty of life left in them, and Jack soon realises that they're not just customers; they’ve become friends. 

Could his unintended compassion to his wrinkly client base also be the catalyst for romance?

©2017 J. C. Williams (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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So funny

I really enjoyed this story, it made me laugh out loud! So well narrated also.

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  • 28-09-20

A really enjoyable read. m

Loved it from start to finish. Looking forward to reading/listening to more from this author.

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So enjoyable

Really enjoyed this audio book listened to it in bed I had to stifle my laughing incase I woke husband up the characters felt like I knew them from somewhere soon as book was finished I downloaded the next two of the series

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Very enjoyable and easy listening

A good bit of humour mixed with some serious story lines. Looking forward to the sequel.

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  • 30-03-21

Made me laugh a lot.

I read non-fiction about 98% of the time, and was looking for something light and easy as a break, and this book definitely lived up to that. Pros: Not enough books involve a full cast of elderly characters so this one helped fill that void. And it was very funny. Cons: The narrator read too fast, but that’s easy to fix with Audible’s speed settings. And at times the book took an overly optimistic turn - it started out with a more realistic blend of events and personalities both good and bad, but kind of evolved in a “happily ever after” direction towards the second half. Still, quite enjoyable and worth the read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-07-20

A lot of heart

A romcom with a lot of heart. It reminds you to be kind and loving to the elderly with delightful story telling.

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  • Evelyn
  • 20-07-20

Fun and sweet!

This was just what I needed. A bit of fun with all the dreariness in the world.

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  • Bethany
  • 10-05-20

warm, witty, wonderful

I love this author! The books have so many LOL moments which highlight the very human moments. The narrator's performance is perfect...I can't even imagine anyone else delivering the content so expertly.

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  • Margaret
  • 16-03-20

touching and hilarious

wonderful story and the narrator does a great job. reminds me of a man called ove but a comedy english version.