This is the first in the series of books (Next) that replaces Harliquin's Flipside. It's a really good story about 3 generations of women at difficult times in their lives. It has humor, likeable characters and a very good story line.
Great story of CiCi Dupree "sandwiched" by her mother Belle, recently widowed, and her daughter Erin, just about to leave the nest. Struggles surround CiCi's inability to 1) let her daughter grow up and make her own decisions and 2) accept her mother's continued need for companionship. Really cute with a couple of plots running throughout that all combine for lots of laughs. Excellent perspective book for those in the "sandwich" time of their lives - or those of us in the "bread"!
This is the story of a woman coping with her own divorce while her mother and daughter are starting new relationships. She must learn to accept the changes in her own life as well as theirs. Good story.
Told through a clever mix of narrative, letters, e-mails and instant messages, this multigenerational tale covers all-too-familiar ground as it charts the trials of three women living under the same roof: middle-aged marriage counselor Cecelia Dupree, a depressed recent divorcÃ©e with a penchant for sweets; her newly widowed mother, Belle; and her 17-year-old daughter, Erin, who's suffocating under CiCi's too-strict rules. Having been burned by her cheating ex, who fancies women in their 20s, CiCi can't seem to move on. Predictably, it's her vivacious mother, as well as the good-humored (and horny) seniors in Belle's reading group, who teach CiCi to embrace lifeâand the handsome younger man who's interested in pursuing a relationship with her. The book isn't as sweetly playful as the cover, featuring a scrumptious-looking ice cream cone, suggests, and the plot sometimes reads as if plucked from fantasyland (e.g., all three women pair off with fantastic men who love them just the way they are). But what saves this story from being a 300-page clichÃ© is its moments of insight and poignancy. Whether writing from the perspective of an angst-ridden teenager or a bitter, depressed divorcÃ©e, Archer captures the voices and vulnerabilities of her characters with precision.