PESTO PACKIN' MAMA
NAN D ARNOLD
ISBN #: 978-1-926681-44-3
Rating: 3 Cups
Just short of turning 50, Maggie Duncan is experiencing one predicament after another. She has lost her job with an insurance company, her home business is floundering in this unstable economy, and her best friend has lured her into a crazy new start-up business. On the romantic front, she thinks her boyfriend is ready to bail.
Assiduous real estate agent Brenda Baxter has a lot on her plate right now, a husband in the hospital and a house full of relatives. Yet, her priority seems to be the business venture she is embarking on with her best friend.
Widow Maggie Duncan is worried about her financial future and her living accommodations. She is also concerned about the man in her life. At least she thinks retired detective Bruce Herring is the man in her life until he disappears for over two weeks without an explanation. Now Maggie is anxious that her love may have found a younger woman and is ready to call a halt to their relationship. It turns out he is involved with a much younger man; his infant brother whom he has promised his dying father he will raise. Maggie is childless by choice, can Bruce and baby change her mind?
Nan D. Arnold cooks up a tasty, mature, romance full of laughter and adventure. With humor and honesty, she proves that contemporary romance and career issues are not just for twenty-somethings. This story is full of quirky, entertaining characters. Maggie and Brenda are two amusing ladies who many boomers will be able to relate to easily. This witty and clever seasoned tale reflects today's convoluted, diverse world; however, there are a lot of unnecessary plot twists. I read this story without first reading Hitting the High Notes and suggest that for better enjoyment it's best to read the prequel.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More