Apples Should Be Red

Apples Should Be Red

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by Penny Watson
     
 

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Recipe for Thanksgiving Dinner:

Start with 62-year old politically incorrect, chain-smoking, hard-cussing curmudgeon.

Add 59-year old sexually-repressed know-it-all in pearls.

Throw in a beer can-turkey, a battle for horticultural supremacy, and nudist next-door neighbor.

Serve on paper plates, garnished with garden

Overview

Recipe for Thanksgiving Dinner:

Start with 62-year old politically incorrect, chain-smoking, hard-cussing curmudgeon.

Add 59-year old sexually-repressed know-it-all in pearls.

Throw in a beer can-turkey, a battle for horticultural supremacy, and nudist next-door neighbor.

Serve on paper plates, garnished with garden gnome.

Tastes like happily ever after.



Penny Watson presents an over-fifty romantic comedy novella. 21,000 words. Story includes copious profanity and botanical references.

Editorial Reviews

NYT and USA Today bestselling author - Theresa Weir
"Gutsy, funny, and bold, APPLES SHOULD BE RED is a delight."
Bestselling author of The Chocolate Series - Laura Florand
"Hilarious and sweet, a delightfully romantic gem of a story."
New York Journal of Books - Christine DePetrillo
"With simply wonderful dialogue and heavy jabs at one another, Tom and Bev make you truly believe life gets better as you age."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148306429
Publisher:
Penny Watson
Publication date:
02/16/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
486,531
File size:
450 KB

Meet the Author

PENNY WATSON is a native Pittsburgher whose love of romance started at the age of twelve when she discovered Gone With The Wind in the middle school library. This resulted in numerous attempts at a first novel involving a young lady with windswept hair who lived in a tree house.

A biologist by training, Penny has worked at various times as a dolphin trainer, science teacher, florist, and turfgrass researcher. After taking time off to raise her two spirited children, she decided to rekindle her passion for storytelling. Now she gets to incorporate her wide array of interests—including gardening, cooking, and travel—into her works of fiction. Penny lives outside of Boston with one fly-fishing crazed husband, two lively Filipino kids, and a wiener dog.

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Apples Should Be Red 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a great stiry! Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Penny recently tweeted that she was "going to start calling unique and interesting books that do not follow trends 'alternative fiction.'" BRILLIANT! I'm hoping she included her own delicious treat in this category as well. It is a rare and beautiful thing when an author slightly and intentionally skews the tried-and-true RomCom formula and gives a fresh and uniquely different voice to the genre. And more power to her/him! With her amazing storytelling, Watson has crafted an exceptional tale of a mature H/h who are both believably flawed and yet completely endearing. For them, second chances come in the most unexpected packages. Bev is the prim and proper Stepford-esque widow always striving for perfection. Tom is an acerbic and crass neighborhood hermit. Oh, and he's hot, too! The push and pull of their disdain/dislike to banging to respect/love transformation is equal parts sweet, saucy and sexy. This is a fantastically well-written novella, dear readers! I'm amazed at how much plot detail, character development and sharp, witty dialogue are packed in this gem. What a delight it has been for me to discover (through other amazing authors' recommendations) and devour the novels/novellas of my new list of go-to authors - with Penny Watson is at the top of that list.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun quick read that proves older couples aren'tdead when it comes to romance
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved Penny Watson's Klaus books and her Lumberjack books, but was skeptical about the ages of the main characters. But I decided to give it a go anyway and so glad I did. What a sweet, fun story! I wanted to hear more about them; didn't want it to end. Great, fun addition to Watson's collection of stories. :)
northamericanwordcat More than 1 year ago
I love Penny Watson's romantic voice. I really had a great deal of fun with this opposites attract older heroine and hero love story. I do love me a foul mouthed character and we get that in spades with the hero. The heroine is blooming into herself after decades in a bad marriage in which her husband finally had the decency to die. The sexy times are smoking hot and all the littles details make this a lovely read. I wish that the heroine marriage had been a happy one. For me, the conflict just coming from the very different personalities would have been a bit richer and more surprising but the love story works very well and is tender, real, and funny.