"The New Woman" was a breath of fresh air in a dismal winter. That the title page said "A Staggerford Novel" was a bit of a clue that the characters in the book were not necessarily new to this novel. Sure enough, Agatha McGee, now 87 years old, and a retired schoolteacher seems to have been a character in earlier Hassler novels. She's a charming but redoubtable lady making the transition from her lifelong home to an apartment in a complex for Senior citizens. Her adventures as she adapts to the changes in her life are interesting to read about. As opportunities present themselves, I am likely to read other Hassler pieces.