Guildford Woman turns Fifty – Terribly
TERRIBLE WITH RAISINS – a new novel by Guildford author Lynne McVernon
Available On Amazon in Kindle and paperback, Lynne’s novel follows a Guildford artist and single mother falling in love and growing up as she hits fifty. With humour, romance and a long-kept secret, Terrible With Raisins is a feelgood read.
“… there was something, something pretty terrible… Not just plain terrible. This was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it…” Dorothy Parker (on turning 50) from The Middle or Blue Period
To Clair, fifty is a terrible age. She tries hiding away on the island of Symi in Greece to avoid it but, of course, fifty finds her. So does a dose of reality, sweetened by a couple of encouraging possibilities for the future, one of them romantic – and then some. Fortified, she returns home to resume mothering her difficult daughter in Guildford and appeasing her hypercritical mother in the rich Gulf city of Naples in Florida. Her refuge is with beloved aunt Maggie on the idyllic Scottish West Coast. In the coming year, Clair will swallow a terrible amount of raisins, sweet and sour, learn a lot and forget a few things (well, she is fifty). Mother, daughter, niece, lover, reluctant teacher and neglected artist – will the real Clair Harkin please grow up?
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