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About Lynne Spreen
Her debut novel, Dakota Blues, tells of a midlife roadtrip. Dakota Blues won the Next Generation Indie Book Award (finalist) for excellence in Women's Fiction.
To find out more about Lynne, check out her blog and website at http://www.AnyShinyThing.com
For Lynne's midlife fiction reading list, go to http://www.AnyShinyThing.com/MidlifeFictionByOtherAuthors
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In the Dakota Blues Box Set, you'll enjoy a midlife journey of change, discovery, and empowerment. Smart women, compelling men, and beautiful settings from Newport Beach, California to the Midwest, from the Florida Keys to Barcelona, Spain. Love, career, family--this set has everything.
Nearing the big five-oh, Karen's marriage is foundering and her mother’s health is declining. All she has left is her work family-- the employees she’s mentored and nurtured over the years. When a young corporate gunslinger arrives, determined to fire them all and shut down the Newport Beach office, Karen goes to war.
At a crossroads, Karen must find the courage to change. When she agrees to take an elderly neighbor on one last road trip, her journey turns dark. On a deserted highway in Wyoming, Karen is forced to make a lethal and life-changing decision.
Key Largo Blues
Join Karen Grace in this upbeat, life-affirming journey of self-discovery in a romantic tropical setting sure to melt your heart.
Goodbye to the Blues
A compilation of four unconventional love stories, tied together by the journey of one caring friend. Karen, Fern, Belle, Rita, Grady, and Jessie will restore your faith in long-term relationships. An upbeat testament to the power of love.
California Blues is the novella-length prequel to the empowering, uplifting Karen Grace/Blues series.
"...An engrossing tale of female self-discovery." - The Prairies Book Review
When Karen Grace turned fifty, she lost her marriage and her job. Now she’s starting over, and this time, she’s determined to do it her own way. But everybody wants something. Her family and friends want more of her time, her hometown sweetheart wants a commitment, and her fledgling business is on life support. When a young friend arrives, fleeing domestic abuse, her life gets even wilder. And love? Who has time for love?
This is the story of a middle-aged woman trying to figure out where she ends and everybody else begins. Can she finally be in charge of her own life, but still be a good friend, auntie, and lover? What are the rules now that she's older? And who gets to make them? Join Karen Grace in this upbeat, life-affirming journey of self-discovery in a romantic tropical setting sure to melt your heart.
Do you have trouble believing in love?
These four unconventional love stories, tied together by the journey of one caring friend, will restore your faith in long-term relationships. An upbeat testament to the power of love.