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The Widows’ Wine Club (#1)

UK Publisher: Boldwood Books

The beginning of Janet, Viv and Zelda’s friendship could not have been less promising…

Navigating their new lives as widows, the three women venture to the same dreary bereavement group in a chilly church hall. But what bonds them is not their shared predicament, but instead how quickly they all decide to flee the depressing gathering, choosing instead to share a bottle of wine. The Three Muscat-eers is born.

The women may be down but they’re not out; in their sixties but certainly not past it. They agree a mission: to find fulfilment as single women and recover their ;joie de vivre. And as they start to feel ready to face the world again, the friends support each other to dive headlong into new hobbies, new adventures, and even to dip their toes into the wonderful world of dating again.

When one of the ladies gets life-changing news, there’s only one thing for it. The Widows’ Wine Club closes rank, and it’s ‘one for all and all for one’. Because when they stick together, there’s nothing the friends can’t achieve.


‘Julia Jarman has an original entertaining style that makes you want to read on.’ —Katie Fforde

‘Three women meet as they’re choosing coffins for their husbands and their stories grow from that day. The result is a book full of humanity, heartache and humour. I loved it!’ —Adèle Geras

‘What a brilliant premise for a novel! Julia’s writing is a sparkling delight.’ —Sophie Hannah

Born talking - allegedly - Julia Jarman was soon telling stories, and decided to be a writer when she was...