Just Desserts Author:Patti Massman & Susan Rosser Diane Lowe thinks she has everything--marriage to a Beverly Hills dentist, two bright teenage children, a beautiful home in a tiny suburb of Los Angeles, friends who actually like her, and a Mercedes-Benz. — When her overweight mother suffers a heart attack, Diana's perfect world turns upside down. The crisis releases pent-up frustrations in her... more » husband, Harvey, and he threatens to leave Diana if she doesn't do something about her own weight problem immediately.
Diana's answer is to adopt a new eating regimen, and when Harvey sees that this includes chocolate candy, it gives him one more thing to complain about. He follows through on his threat and moves out.
Alone for the first time in her adult life, Diana has plenty of time to time to feel the acute emotional and financial pain of the deserted wife. She begins to doubt herself and lose sight of who she is. Good friends like Carol Benton, a bubbly blond bombshell who owns a thriving travel agency, and Chris Berry, a handsome neighbor who also happens to be an Emmy-winning comedy writer and director, are there for her. But it's Alison Rifkind, the wife of Harvey's professional rival, who champions Diana's causes and offers a way out.
Transforming her life slowly, an everwiser, more mature Diana experiences a quixotic, adventure-filled ramance that carries her to the farthest reaches of the globe, and rediscovers love where the least expects it.
A witty and touching story, Just Desserts reads like Cinderella in suburbia. With its engaging heroine who is more real than a fairy-tale figure, yet who becomes larger than life in her modern-day odyssey from victim to victor, and its wonderfully upbeat theme, Just Desserts will give readers something to cheer about.« less