Phyllis Geronomous is witty, blunt, razor sharp and the despair of her family. She's a senior citizen and an original, still trying to run the lives of her three grown children. As far as their concerned, Phyllis'best attribute is that she's a Florida resident while they live in New York. Then Phyllis decides that she's going to move back to the Big Apple. Sigourney, Sharon, and Bruce just can't let crazy Phyllis ruin their lives all over again. Christmas is unbearable enough with a visit from Mom--and now she wants to stay?
Only Sigourney has a solution, they'll join forces and marry Mom off. They call the plan "Operation Geezer Quest."But where are they going to find an old, deaf, dumb, blind, and above all, rich groom?
This is a family farce and a funny romance--wickedly funny. I wish they'd make a movie out of this one.
Olivia Goldsmith is the author of The First Wives Club, Flower of the Month, Fashionably Late, and others. You won't be disappointed.
Quick read. Good beach read.
Hilarious romp--easy, fun beach read. Olivia Goldsmith knows how to make her readers laugh.
I really liked this book!
Frothy comedy about second chances, second weddings, and second childhoods.
Phyllis Geronomous, facing 70 and more years of widowhood than she thinks she can tolerate, decides to uproot herself from the Florida retirement community her late husband insisted on, and to move back to New York, where she can keep a better eye on her adult children, none of whom has lived up to her expectations.
Meanwhile, the children, on learning of her plans, fly into various panic modes. None of them wants Mom meddling in their lives at this point, and none can take on the expense of supporting her without dire consequences to their own careers.
The obvious solution, then, is to marry Mom off to some rich old geezer who will keep her happy and occupied. And, with the plot firmly set up, it is expertly manipulated and milked by Goldsmith, who keeps the one-liners coming and stirs hit-and-miss matchmaking together with a cast of delightfully-drawn characters. Most readers will see how all the resolutions tie up into neat bows long before the package is really wrapped, but nobody cares.
Funny short read. Goldsmith is a terrific author!
Great little read! Hits a little too close to home for me, LOL. Eldest daughter shared this with me, sounded real familiar, but I maaged to laugh a few times anyway!