Act Two for Three

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A little book about the friendship between Jenna, the actress trying to adjust to life as a widow, Natalie, who chose a career instead of marriage and Liz,wife/mother/grandmother/volunteer/former cabaret singer. They think their lives are settled; they don't expect any drastic changes but they are in for some surprises. Travel, internet dating,family problems, new friends, computer classes, a career change, a romance and more give them a lot of things to discuss and plan at their weekly luncheons. They find that ...
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Overview

A little book about the friendship between Jenna, the actress trying to adjust to life as a widow, Natalie, who chose a career instead of marriage and Liz,wife/mother/grandmother/volunteer/former cabaret singer. They think their lives are settled; they don't expect any drastic changes but they are in for some surprises. Travel, internet dating,family problems, new friends, computer classes, a career change, a romance and more give them a lot of things to discuss and plan at their weekly luncheons. They find that they can adapt to and even welcome and enjoy the life changes in spite of or because of their age; they are (shush, don't tell) over seventy!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781484115121
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/17/2013
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.23 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Fox is the producer/director of Mystery On The Menu/Murder is Served, an interactive theater company she founded in Washington DC in 1986. She writes, directs and acts in the shows. She is the author of "Murder In The Inn", "Another Murder In The Inn", "Murder Is Served" (interactive mysteries to solve) and "Widowpedia" (a little information about internet dating and other matters for women in Act Two). She lives a "vacation life" in Miami Beach where (when she isn't plotting mysteries) she enjoys walking on the beach. line dancing.swimming and people watching on Lincoln road and the Hollywood Broadwalk
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  • Posted August 31, 2013

    Natalie, Jenna and Liz┬┐three older women who rediscover the joys

    Natalie, Jenna and Liz—three older women who rediscover the joys of life during one’s golden years—is basically what ‘Act Two for Three’ is about. If you can picture for a moment three different sixty-something or seventy-something women who go against the grain by avidly sinking their teeth in what life can still offer in this day and age, then you get the picture. This book by author Barbara Fox will put a smile on your face and take you along for a wonderful ride.

    The trio are a powerful inspiration for women everywhere; their story empowers and shows women that regardless of their age or station in life, they can find joy and happiness, and adventure. Countless people will be able to feel for and relate with the book’s three main characters—it is one of those literary gems where the ‘what’ (the plot) is much less important as the ‘how’ (the ‘journey’ of reading it). 

    Fox’s writing has that rare warmth, sensibility and humor that make reading ‘Act Two for Three’ a delightful, memorable experience. You could fully empathize with, say, Jenna’s lingering emotional pain over the death of her husband—honestly, who hasn’t suffered or lost a loved one? But Fox writes it in subtle ways that she opens the wellspring of sadness that is present in all human hearts. You could fully feel Jenna’s loneliness and quiet desperation—when she wakes up in the morning hugging the husband he loved for four decades, only to be jolted awake with the realization that he’s gone and will never be back. There’s Natalie, who grapples with the fact that she has chosen her career over raising a family. And Liz, who after a lifetime of caring about the myriad needs of her family is finding her days either wonderfully free or depressingly empty—depending on where you sit on the whole glass half full/glass half empty outlook. The three women’s lives merge to form deep bonds of friendships often consumed and celebrated at their favorite alfresco place along Lincoln Road, where they share and talk about their lives, and plot what they do for the future. And just when they think they’re on cruise mode forever, surprises pounce on them like some reinvigorated stalker.

    Fox’s ‘Act Two for Three’ is an intelligently written, deeply heartwarming story you will want to inhabit again and again. What’s more, if you have a loved one who somehow live lives like Jenna, Natalie, or Liz, you must send them a copy of this book as a heartfelt gift—I assure you it will be cherished by the recipient. I highly recommend!

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