Beverly Weston had an enviable existance until the money vanishes when her hubby went looking for a much younger wife.
As a brand new attorney, fortysomething Becky Weston is having a hard time earning the respect of her colleagues. But all that changes when a college acquaintance--not quite an enemy but never a friend--hires Becky as lead counsel. The client, Dr. Bobbie Crystol, is the proprietor of a thriving but dubious corporation whose mission is to promise longevity to the aging masses through positive attitudes and lots of questionable "herbal" remedies. Becky's senior partner is thrilled that the novice attorney has reeled in such a big fish, and between supporting two growing children, caring for an aging mother, and battling her ex-husband's widow over her children's rightful inheritance, Becky is in no position to refuse the work. As she tries to understand why Bobbie came to her, Becky uncovers disquieting truths both about her firm's partners and about Bobbie's business. But she also uncovers some truths of her own, which she had buried beneath her quest to have it all. A nice mix of legal thriller and coming-of-middle-age drama.
HenLit---entertaining story of a "middle-aged" woman left to flounder when hubby deserts her first for a trophy wife, then dying, leaving the trophy in charge of the funds.
Fun rea, as are all her books. Comedy/Mysteries with a gentle moral. I LOVE her comments about the characters' looks and attitudes...made me laugh out loud.
Pretty boring and slow moving. I kept plugging through to see how it ended, but it took me forever to read as it didn't really keep my interest very well.
"Once upon a time, Becky Weston had an enviable existence - until the Volvo, the Spanish-style house overlooking the Pacific, and the money vanished after the divorce when her successful hubby went looking for a much younger trophy wife.
And when her ex dies, leaving the purse strings in the greedy hands of Mrs. Number Two, Becky is truly left out in the cold.
Having put herself through six years of night law school, the struggling single mother is now the oldest new associate in a small, aspiring law firm - and expected to devote her life to nothing but work."