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‘Mags And The AARP Gang’
By Nancy Lynn Jarvis

Icon image for Teaser Tuesdays postsTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by …

MizB of ‘Should Be Reading’.

Anyone can take part, by just doing the following:

Grab your current read.

  1. Open to a random page.
  2. Share a couple of  “teaser” sentences, from somewhere on that page.
  3. Be careful not to share “spoiler” sentences.
  4. Remember to share the title and author too.
  5. Head on over to ‘should be reading’ and leave a link to your post, so that others can share it and you can share other people’s.

It would be great if you then decided to leave a comment for MizB, as we all like to receive them and are interested in sharing your thoughts.


My teaser lines are taken from the 39% page mark of my Kindle copy.

So as not to show any spoilers I have not included a synopsis, however, if you want to find out more about the story, just click on the book image, or to read more about both book and author go here

If you don’t really want to read any major spoilers, then you can tease yourself a little more, by reading the first few lines of the story … here.

I wonder how many of you can work out what’s going on here …

 I could easily keep up with him at first, but he was as anxious to get home as I was. As soon as we left the shopping center and the TV cameras, he picked up speed. His blanket, which he had tied around his neck so his arms were free, billowed behind him like a shimmering quilted cape.

I unwrapped my Mylar blanket, held the corners of it in my hands, and stretched my arms out over Larry’s until my blanket resembled wings. I felt like at any moment I might soar into the sky in flight as we barreled for home.

As this was an author invitation to read and review, a kindle download of ‘Mags And The AARP Gang’ was gifted to me free of charge, by its author Nancy Lyn Jarvis.

This will in no way influence any comments I may express about the book, in any blog articles I may post. Any thoughts or comments will be my own personal opinion and I am in no way being monetarily compensated for this, or any other article.

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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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    • Hi Tracy,

      I have almost finished reading the book and the ‘potted’ review reads …. I loved it!

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by twice in one day.

      PS. I just caught your note about the technical issues in the Petty Witter household … I hope that they are all little ones and that you will be back in full flow very soon!

    • Hi Kathy,

      Since this post, I have finished reading the book and whilst there were some great, ‘laugh out loud’ passages, there were also some sad, poignant, touching and thought provoking moments, when a tissue might well have come in handy!

      You couldn’t be much further from the truth in your analysis of the situation …. although they are making good their escape, or rather, their getaway!!

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by, your comments are always appreciated.

  • Those lines remind me of kids pretending that they’re superheros! – Not quite what I imagined when I first came across thisbook on your blog! (I’m guessing that’s not quite what they’re doing though!).

    • Hi Nikki,

      Great analogy and not a million miles from the truth in this particular extract from the book.

      The euphoria of having completed the job they set out to do and making clean their getaway, has caused this moment of sheer abandon, by this duo of octogenarians.

      At first, I wasn’t convinced that the storyine for the book wasn’t a little far-fetched, however the more I read, the more I became engrossed in the plight of this small retirement community and its refusal to lay down and die, at the hands of an unscrupulous planning authority. Their alternating joy and happiness; pain and sorrow, is both poignant and heart rending. Not at all what I expected.

      Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you are well.

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