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Saturday, August 18, 2012

REVENGE OF THE MIDDLE AGED WOMAN BY ELIZABETH BUCHAN


A storyline which is somewhat common - a middle aged lady thinks her marriage is somewhat perfect, loving husband, grown up children and a good job, nice house, nice lifestyle everything seems just good. A bombshell in the form of a surprise confession from her husband as to a love affair which he is serious about and horrors with her own assistant Minty really sets the cat amongst the pigeons.

Rose has to take stock of her life, look at it very carefully and now decide how and where she is going. She loses her job as well to the aforesaid Minty, is in the process of losing her house as well to the said Minty  and seems to be left penniless as well as husbandless. To top it all, her daughter Poppy emails from Thailand to say she has got married, her son is unhappy with his choice of girlfriend and Rose wonders where she went wrong. The loss of her house is a bitter blow as she put hours into making it the perfect home for her and her family and she cannot bear the thought of Nathan and Minty living in it and making it their own.

Going into a deep well of self pity and isolation the story of how Rose fights back with the support of two old friends - a visit to Paris, purchase of some new, sexy clothes and the realization that there is life after Nathan,  a meet up with her long lost first lover and finally the unexpected turn up that Nathan finds himself somewhat at a loss with his new love Minty makes Rose face upto a life of being alone again.

With this story we would hope that the best days for Rose are yet to come. Funny, satirical and whimsical all at the same time a good read for everyone.

2 comments:

Mary (Bookfan) said...

This sounds like a fun read. Adding it to the list!

Nicola Mansfield said...

Doesn't sound like my type of book. But I love the title!