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P.S. I'Ve Taken a Lover Paperback – September 1, 1999
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...A thrill ride of emotions - tears, laughter, loneliness, joy, a dash of craziness and a heap of romance. -- UTC/ Midwest Book Reviews / Kathy Ishomer
...A wonderful, very entertaining read. Read P.S. I've Taken A Lover and keep a few tissues handy. -- Scribes World / Lisa Ramaglia
I loved every word and was truly sorry to see this book come to an end. -- The Booknook / Julie Tetel Andresen
I loved this book. Period. -- CompuServe Romance Reviews / Lisa Hamilton
P.S. I've Taken A Lover is easily the most imaginative and intriguing book I've ever read. What a delight! -- Rosalie More, author of Allegiance
This book blew my mind. It was that good. I still feel shook. -- 5+ Stars - Buzz Review News
About the Author
Patricia Lucas White Patricia lives with her husband and mentally challenged daughter in the majestic Cascade Mountains of Southern Oregon. The richness and diversity of her surroundings serve as a constant inspiration, tickling her imagination, feeding her creativity, making her want to find the words to express not just what her eyes see, but also the emotional response to the snow-shrouded volcanic cinder cones and the deeply mysterious blue lakes.
She writes full-time now, but after graduating from college in 1972, she taught high school English, was a telephone operator, a grocery store clerk, and a reader for college English instructors, among other short-term jobs. An avid reader, she considers a week lost if she hasn't read at least two books-and her book shelves, where folk tales rub shoulders with histories and philosophies, give ample evidence of her far-ranging interests.
She has won several awards for her best selling novels, poetry and news writing and has been published in a wide assortment of publications but is now concentrating on fiction.
Her husband, Bill, encourages her endeavors-as do her grown sons, John and Greg and her three grandkids, Jennifer, Kelly, and Rylee. Her daughter, Terry, always "does the dishes so Mom can write on the computer." And with three unicorns perched on her monitor and a basket of teddy bears at her elbow, she does just that. She may be reached through her publisher at email@example.com.
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There are mysteries in this story, primarily why the housewife has put up with all her husband's garbage, and why her adult children never see fit to intervene to assist her. These inconsistencies certainly are by the author's design; there are no holes in this book.
And where did the mystery lover come from? How did he track her down, and even visit her in the sauna of the mental hospital itself? Is he real, or is he a detail of her delusion?
This excellent book keeps its readers engrossed to very last page--and then leaves them wondering!
Elizabeth wants to write, but fears Edgar's reaction if she tells him. She creates an alter ego, the sensual Lolly Horn, who quickly becomes the successful author of Venus hot romances. She even finds an appreciative lover in the shadows. However, is he real or imaginative? Even confused Elizabeth, or is that Lolly, is no longer sure.
P.S. I'VE TAKEN A LOVER is a warm, deep look inside relationships between middle aged people. The taut story line yanks at the emotions of the reader who desperately want Elizabeth to fully come into her own and Edgar to receive his just awards. As audiences know, a Patricia Lucas White novel is always a complex tale that takes fans for an exciting, passionate ride and her newest novel will bring the audience through a gamut of feelings.
Committed to expensive "Harmony House," Elizabeth must prove her sanity. But is she sane or mad? Has she been betrayed or is she merely deceiving herself?
"P.S. I've Taken a Lover" is a romping, lively read that takes you through hilarious predicaments, many of which are encouraged by Elizabeth's impish, life-long friend, Cass, who delights in aggravating Edgar.
Patricia Lucas White, an award-winning best-selling author has done it again. "P.S. I've Taken a Lover" bursts with energy, twisting and turning at every page. Don't plan on getting anything else done until you've finished this delightful book.
Reviewed by Mary E. Trimble
White's inventive story is about Elizabeth, a beaten-down, menopausal housewife whose husband has incarcerated her (and her alter ego, Lolly) in a mental institution. Lolly is a sexy writer of steamy romances, and everything that Elizabeth herself is not. Or is she? Elizabeth wonders if she is indeed going mad and Lolly is just a figment of her imagination. Unrepentant Lolly seizes the opportunity to finish her next sizzler. Besides Elizabeth/Lolly and her nasty husband, the story also features his predatory secretary and the mysterious man who becomes Lolly's secret lover.
This finely woven story masquerades as a comic romance but contains an allegorical tale of woman, reaching out for her dream. This is a great read. Kathryn North, author of Proud Mari