The Big Five-O

Four friends… one VERY big birthday

They’re planning a party the seaside town of Broadstairs will never forget, but these four 49 year olds have far more on their minds than canapés and balloons for their half-century…

Empty-nester Charlotte’s  in a lather over what her husband might be up to
Single mother Roz lives in fear that her teenage daughter will discover how she pays the bills.

Tough businesswoman Fay crows about her no-strings toyboy but hides the real story behind her divorce. Singleton Sherie’s cat is the only male in her life who ever stays around. Or is he?

They’re all keeping secrets but as the big birthday looms, the beans are about to spill. As the shocks come out, one of them is going to need her friends more than ever…

Praise for The Big Five-O

‘Laughing out loud – a lot!’ Sunny Ormonde (Lilian Bellamy from The Archers)

‘Funny and knowing… warm and thought provoking’

Daisy Buchanan

‘What a fantastic read, so well written. It also has everything I love in a story – suspense, romance, girl power, realistic characters, and a great emotional hook. I couldn’t put it down! I totally recommend this book to all women of a certain age, it makes you understand life, and how it affects us all. If I could give this more than 5 stars…I would!’ Steph, book blogger

‘Wisdom, humour and real insight… poignant and funny by turns.’

Emma Lee-Potter

‘What an awesome read, friendships, secrets and lies, I could not put it down, It made me laugh and it made me cry. JWJ you have done it again. Thoroughly recommend this to all.’ Tracy, book reviewer

The Big Five-O on GoodReads

‘This book captured me by its sweet premise. The women were varied in nature but warm with each other. Their men may not have been loyal, but they were committed to each other. They were both believable and likeable. The story was both inspiring and uplifting and had me turning its pages. Shalini’s Book Reviews

‘I love Sophie Kinsella and Jenny Colgan, so I decided to take a chance. I’m so glad that I did! I enjoyed this book so much. There were several funny moments and a few that were touching. I really loved this book and will definitely read more by this author.’ 

Judy, book reviewer

‘A newbie experience author for me but with a fantastic feel-good uplifting vibe. I really enjoyed the story especially the range of the character personalities.’ Carmel Breffit, book reviewer

Buying Options

The Big Five-O is available in paperback and e-book format from bookshops online and in the real world…

Amazon UK 
Amazon US
Barnes&Noble
Waterstones