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Ladies in Waiting Paperback – November 1, 2015
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About the Author
Linda Rettstatt grew up in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, and worked for her hometown newspaper following graduation from high school. She began her writing career reviewing community theater productions (a task no one else on the news staff wanted.) Linda writes women’s fiction and contemporary romance, and her background as a psychotherapist serves her in digging deeply into the emotional and psychological depths of her characters. She won the prestigious EPIC eBook Award in 2012 in Mainstream Fiction. Her love of storytelling and of bringing characters to life motivates her. Mostly she just loves to make things up. Linda currently resides in Southaven, Mississippi, where she is allowed to share an apartment with her cat, Binky (as long as she continues to bring home the Fancy Feast). --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Don't miss this heartfelt and thought provoking novel that we can all relate to as women.
It’s one thing to be young and vibrant and know your dreams are ahead, but it’s quite another when you’re 50+ and realize you’ve been so busy holding life together for others, your own dreams have slipped away.
When Julia, Markie, Andi, Liv, and Cee Cee first meet, they find themselves stranded together on the front porch steps of Siochain – the women’s retreat whose name means peace. It’s easy to see these women are vastly different, and their personalities clash or cradle each other almost immediately.
Upon their arrival, Bree, the director of the retreat, is nowhere to be found. With the day’s heat bearing down, and menopausal Andi already complaining of heat flashes, Markie decides to search for a hidden key. “It’s not breaking in if you have a key,” she assures them. Once inside, they find out that Bree has been called away on a family emergency, and with each women desperate to get something from the “Reinventing Yourself After 50!” retreat, they decide to stay. During the week, the strengths and weaknesses of each woman come into play. We learn about their life struggle, as well as the secret each woman carries with her.
Romance is not a key element in this story, although love makes its own powerful point. So much so, in fact, that the reader may find themselves redefining their own understanding of it.
I found myself totally immersed in the lives of these five women. Their journey felt personal, as if they had shared their secrets with only me.
The character development in this book was superb! Only a masterful writer could create the individual backstory behind each of these characters. Readers, especially those who are 50+, may feel as though they’ve been on a women’s retreat themselves after finishing this wonderful novel.
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Thank you Linda for yet another great book!!