Chocolate on a Stickby Carole Bellacera
Velma and Louie are in their seventies...and in love with each other. They met at the mailboxes in a retirement home in Memphis, Tennessee. But trouble is on the horizon for our sprightly senior citizens. The nursing home is closing, and their children are bound and determined to separate them-keeping Velma in Memphis with her nervous Elvis Presley-impersonator car salesman son, Farvis, and sending Louie to South Carolina with his daughter, Jeneeva, who works in a sex toy factory pouring plastic into "pecker molds," as Velma calls it.
But Velma and Louie ain't gonna take this kind of treatment from their nutty off-spring.
They're "runnin' oft." In a red Corvette.
- Baycrest Books
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- 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
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Velma and Louie met at the Happy Valley Hope for Retired Citizens in Memphis, Tennessee and fell in love. Even though they are in their seventies, their love life is that of a couple in their twenties. They are very happy together until the day Louie meets her son (owner of the used car lot, Elvis Mobile) his bible thumping wife Loretta and Louie¿s identical twin daughters Geneva and Genovedene. They inform the duo that the home is being closed and she will live with them while Louie will live in with his daughter. --- Opposing the arrangements especially without their inputs Louie calls his grandson, rich and famous rock star Gavin who he helped raise. Gavin sends them money and a red corvette to make their getaway. Their families call the police and their plight captures the heart of America who believes their children should leave Velma and Louie alone. On their way to California they ride the rapids, win money in Las Vegas and take a ride on a hot air balloon, evading the police and their family. When the family catches up with the lovebirds, tempers flare and Velma has do something drastic to convince their children they are going to be together. --- This is a very different type of read than the ones Carole Bellacera has written in past. It is funny yet contains a serious social issue that is addressed. The elderly have rights even though their grown up children might not agree with their choices and the lovebirds prove that they will do whatever is necessary to lead their own lives. CHOCOLATE ON A STICK is a sweet charming geriatric romance. --- Harriet Klausner