Some of you might be familiar with Suzy Paradise who appeared in Getting To Mr. Right. Two years have passed and Suzy has given up online dating. Here’s a scene between Suzy and Lyse, her friend and mentor:
“I haven’t been online for three weeks,” I told her as I poked my finger in one of the donuts to test to see if it was cool enough to glaze.
“You sound like an alcoholic who hasn’t had a drink in three weeks,” Lyse said,
“A perfect analogy,” I said. “At first you get a high from all these men hitting on your profile. All this interest. But after a while, it gets boring and disappointing. What’s your secret with Teddy?” Lyse had been married for over forty years.
In Café Paradise Suzy is pursuing a lifelong dream of hers. I like the idea that on the cusp of mid-life she goes after her dream. As I went along writing the novella I was inspired by a hanging in my office:
We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us. E.M. Forster
Suzy is confronted with– as anyone with a dream is –choosing between letting go of her dream or hanging unto it.
Café Paradise is now on sale at Amazon.
I’m offering Missi’s Dating Adventures FREE from April 3-5.
It’s a second edition and I’ve made some fun changes to it.
Writing the second edition was a lot like renovating a house. Walls (chapters) were torn down, and new extensions built. Included in this revised version are the lessons which Missi learned from each dating experience. Surviving disappointments in her love life made her stronger, and the bad dates, the many encounters with Mr. Wrong, gave her more confidence and a better appreciation of who she is and how discerning she is becoming through her dating adventures.
Even if you’ve read the first edition do pick it up and if you’re so inclined, do write a review on Amazon, Goodreads or any other social media.
I will be extremely grateful (Unless of course you trash it! 🙂 )
The book’s available on Kindle but with the free Kindle app you can download it on any reader.
Just make sure you order from your country’s Amazon store!
Click on the cover to view.
For those who are not yet familiar with Sally’s blog I encourage you to go there. You will find a wealth of information and posts which reflect Sally’s generous spirit.
Thank you so very much Sally for including me as a guest on your Sunday Show.