A New Lu - Red Dress Ink Author:Laura Castoro "What was I thinking? Sex for the very last time. That's what."Five-O magazine lifestyle columnist Lu Nichols has led an ordinary life. Marriage. Career. Two kids. Now she's turning fifty, and the wear is showing. The kids are grown. The ink is dry on the divorce papers. Her boss wants to do an extreme makeover feature, starring ... more »Lu. And those bad oysters she ate have turned out to be something a little more permanent. "I'm almost fifty years old, recently divorced. Now I'm about to be an unwed mother. And you thought you had issues." Her soon-to-be-wed daughter is horrified. Her boss is thrilled; she can turn her delicate condition into a monthly expose. Her ex is AWOL. And the sexy, slightly younger doctor who delivered the news? Well, he hasn't run off screaming yet. And however it turns out, there's one thing Lu can be sure of -- she's knocked up, but not out. And more than ready for a brand-new Lu . . .« less
I picked this book up last year because a member of my online mommy's group said her mother-in-law wrote it. It's usually not my genre, but this was a great Summer read full of woman power and a well-told story. I must admit, my mother is 50-something and I identified with her daughter, I think I would go a little crazy myself if my mom told me she was pregnant! *laugh* Lu's flip attitude is a little "yeah right" but it's also infectious and had me laughing (and crying once) right along with her. The ending, while predictiable, also made me happy (okay, I'm a sucker for good endings, kill me). Well worth a read.