A novel about starting life over in the middle and ending up better than ever. Great husband, great job, great friends—life in the middle is just about perfect. But sometimes decisions made in the distant past have a very long reach. When Rose Lloyd's husband announces he's leaving, Rose loses it all . . . husband, job, and best friend—her whole, perfect middle-aged life. Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman, already a bestseller in the United Kingdom, flips the usual midlife crisis tale upside down. Rose rejects the vengeful, wronged wife routine in favor of baking up to that fork in the road she faced twenty years ago. Then she had to choose between two very different lives. Now she has a chance to take the other path to find out where it leads. The result: the story of a middle-aged woman spurned becomes a celebration of independence and self-fulfillment. Elizabeth Buchan draws true-to-life characters that could be friends, neighbors, even yourself. In her novel, Buchan offers up an unexpected twist on the story of relationships, love, betrayal, and "happily ever after."
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ELIZABETH BUCHAN is the author of nine books including the New York Times best-seller Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman. Her third novel, Consider the Lily, won the 1994 Romantic Novel of the Year award. At home in London, where she lives with her husband and two children, she is a frequent reviewer for national newspapers in the U.K. and the U.S.From AudioFile:
Rose Lloyd has it all. She's the happily married mother of an adult son and daughter, she has a successful career, and she lives in a lovely London-area home where she's created a nearly perfect garden. So why has her husband run off with her beautiful assistant at the same time that she herself has been sacked? Jean Gilpin is Rose just as the listener wants her to be--warm, vulnerable, resilient, and angry. Gilpin tracks Rose's healing from forlorn, powerless wife to capable, gorgeous woman who falls madly in love with an old beau from her Oxford days. This is a genuine story of rebirth at middle age read by an intelligent and insightful narrator. B.J.P. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description PENGUIN, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 141001119