Times of Our Lives by Jane Waterton

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Author: Jane Waterton


The residents of OWL’s Haven, Australia’s first lesbian retirement community, share lives and dreams in this remarkable lesbian romance.

Set against the backdrop of OWL Haven, Australia’s first exclusively lesbian retirement community, an irreverent cast of residents share their lives, hopes and dreams together.

At 65, Meg Sullivan is very clear about what and who she wants in life. Despite a string of lovers Meg’s first loyalty has always been to her best friend, Allie Richards. After reading about OWL Haven in a magazine, she knows the lesbian retirement village would be perfect for them both.

Allie Richards has shared the best part of her life with Meg. For over forty years they’ve traveled the world, and love and trust each other completely. Moving to OWL is perfect, as a new group of friends join their comfortable circle of two.

After her last relationship ended, Sparrow Hopkins was left with a broken heart. Quietly resigned to being alone for the rest of her life Sparrow discovers a feisty, vibrant group of women who are not afraid to take chances. Despite her promise to never fall in love again, life, as she is to find out, has other plans.

Pat and Bella have been together for nearly fifty years. To them OWL represents the secure and loving community they rarely experienced in the homophobic Sydney of the 60’s. But life is never simple, and safety is sometimes elusive as they face their own personal challenges.

Daphne Williams has always been a loner. Despite her preconceptions of retirement villages she discovers peace and happiness at OWL Haven. However, when her tightly controlled world goes into freefall, Daphne has to make a major decision. Does she keep control or open up a new world of joy and hope.

Through laughter, tears, and joy these woman prove that no matter what your age, you’re never too old to fall in love.

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Publication Date

November 18, 2015


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60,500 words




978-3-95533-414-7 (mobi), 978-3-95533-415-4 (epub), 978-3-95533-416-1 (pdf)


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6 reviews for Times of Our Lives by Jane Waterton

  1. Jennie

    (verified owner):

    I laughed, I cried, I will never look at Tupperware the same way again. Read the book to find out what I mean – it will make you laugh. I want to live at OWL’s Haven. A well written book with totally believable and likeable characters.

  2. Claire

    (verified owner):

    I loved this booked. I adored each of the characters and the journey they took me on, a must read.

  3. maf4273

    (verified owner):

    “Times of Our Lives” is a wonderful story that shows that LOVE is not simply for the young. It is set in OWLs Haven, the first lesbian retirement community in Australia, and introduces us to love in different stages. Love that has weathered a lifetime of trials, love that is new and unexpected, and love that slowly reveals itself to women who are not prepared for that surprise.
    I was happy to read a story that shows that love is not sole the provenance of twenty and thirty somethings. Some of the problems that need to be overcome in a new relationship are different but hearts can still thrill and break as easily over sixty as they do at sixteen. And let it not be said that these women don’t know how to exhibit their feelings for each other. They may not hang from chandeliers but they are far from celibate.
    The author has tossed in some sly humor that may escape a few readers not familiar with Australian slang. Don’t let that stop you. You’ll figure it out!
    This is a fine first novel from Ms. Waterton. Take the chance and give it a try. I think you’ll look forward to more stories from this talented woman.

  4. Akadingbat


    A delightful story of live amongst a group of older lesbians and their lives in a wonderful retirement community. At the very least it will make you smile but it is more likely to make you laugh out loud at times. Lovely to have a story about older women.

  5. Noni


    There are a lot of us older women who read lesfic and there is nothing more satisfying that a story about others ‘of a certain age”! Set in a lesbian retirement home in Australia, Times of Our Lives is laugh out loud funny, tender and so, so real. I was disappointed when it ended…I think Meg and Alli, Bella and Pat, Sparrow and Daphne and all their pals at OWLS Haven have a lot more living and loving to do and I, for one, cannot wait for the sequel.
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  6. gadgetgonefishing


    An awesome story that has been well told, can’t wait for more. This book is a great read.

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