A magnificent seven ladies are starting a new chapter in their lives.
The women have just held the first meeting of their new club, The Bookworms.
“We’ll meet once a month in a morning at each other’s houses,” said founder Jeanette Prescott.
“We don’t all know each other. We’re three friends and we’re all bringing somebody else along.
“Plus there’s a neighbour of mine which makes the seven.
“We’ll read a book and talk about it, and have coffee and biscuits.
“ It’s just a shared interest in books and the get-together is a bonus.”
Aside from Jeanette, the full Bookworms line-up is Amanda Griffiths, Sue Smith, Kay Postlethwaite, Judith Southall, Georgina Peacock and Edna Gardner.
The ladies held their first meeting last Tuesday and invited along local author Suzie Tullett.
Suzie lives between Greece and the UK, and visits Carnforth a couple of times a year.
She has just written her second book, Little White Lies and Butterflies, which is released on August 1 by Safkhet Publishing.
Suzie said: “I met a great bunch of women, each of them sharing a lively interest in all things literature.
“Which is probably why, after giving me the warmest of welcomes, they happily dove straight in with their questions and why the next two hours or so seemed to pass by so quickly.”
For the July meeting, The Bookworms will be welcoming another guest local author.
Marilyn Edwards from Kirkby Lonsdale is releasing her sixth book, Magnificat, next month.
It’s a children’s tale and I’ll be writing about the book and Marilyn next week.
Thanks to The Bookworms for telling me their story. Here’s hoping their future is a page-turner.