Jeanie is stuck in an unhappy marriage. Almost sixty, her husband George moved himself to a separate bedroom ten years ago. He also ignores any opinions she has about whether they should retire and move to the country. Jeanie wants to stay in London running her health food store, while George wants to buy a home in Dorset. While watching her granddaughter Ellie one Thursday, Jeanie meets Ray and his grandson Dylan at a local park. After several meetings, Jeanie realizes that she has feelings for Ray, and he for her. Will Jeanie give up her life with George and risk turmoil within her family to be with Ray? In Thursdays in the Park, Hilary Boyd has written an enjoyable novel similar to Virginia Ironside's No, I Don't Want to Join a Book Club, The Ex-Wife Survival Guide by Debby Holt, and Joanna Trollope.