A New Luby Laura Castoro
Lu Nichols is a columnist and the lifestyle columnist for FIVE-O, the magazine for women of a certain age. When her husband suddenly announced that he wanted a divorce, it wasn’t the earth-shattering/i>
“I’m about to turn 50. I’m recently divorced. Now I’m going to be an unwed mother. And you thought you had issues!”
Lu Nichols is a columnist and the lifestyle columnist for FIVE-O, the magazine for women of a certain age. When her husband suddenly announced that he wanted a divorce, it wasn’t the earth-shattering experience she might have thought it would be.
“The truth is Jacob’s leaving hurt, but it didn’t shatter me. I had drifted out of range.”
A NEW LU takes readers for the ultimate midlife comedy crisis ride, when an endearing middle-added woman unexpectedly discovers she’s pregnant by her ex but about to go it alone. Everyone has an opinion about that: her ex, her college-age son and her about-to-be married daughter, her boss at Five-O, her best friends, and even her 70-something widowed neighbor Cy. Far from being alone, Lu is about to discover life doesn’t just continue at fifty, it can move into fifth gear. And just to make things a little more interesting, the sexy younger doctor who delivers the news of her condition keeps popping up with more than a medical interest in Lu.
The stupid crazies are those members in your life when you go for broke.
Sometimes you win.
Sometimes you lose.
But you just hadda do it!
The sometimes hilarious always upbeat world of Lu comes to life in A NEW LU.
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LAURA PARKER CASTORO is a national best-selling author with thirty-nine books published in the U.S.. Her work has also been published in fifteen foreign languages, including among others German, French, Italian, Russian, Icelandic, Hungarian, Chinese and Japanese.
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Entertaining and energetic story that bounces along until the baby is born - A NEW LU covers the mid-life pregnancy of a divorced woman whose last fling with her STBX creates both a new life and new direction for her life. Subplots with her family and friends show well-defined characters. Love interest is a total fantasy but amusing. Laughed out loud several times, and passed the book on to a good friend whose current midlife crisis does NOT, thankfully, involve a midwife.
In Upper Montclair, New Jersey, Lu Nichols works part-time at Five-O magazine for the mature woman. She and her long time husband Jacob recently divorced, but not before one for the road. Their firstborn Dallas is driving Lu crazy with her marriage plans. Her new boss Tai Leigh is sarcastically sweet most of the time and condescending when she fakes being nice.--- As Tai decides that the almost fifty Lu needs a makeover that the magazine will exploit, the victim feels nauseous but assumes bad oysters is the cause. However, her gorgeous doctor proves otherwise as that last fling with Jacob has left Lu pregnant. Her ex hides; her oldest is mortified; her boss wants Lu to provide a series of articles on the pregnant mature woman. Though all this Lu keeps on ticking and growing.--- This chick lit turns fifty tale will give readers a pregnant pause that is everyone except the optimistic Lu who keeps her sanity through humorous asides mostly to herself (and the audience). The story line is fun to follow because Lu pulls off the role of mature chickster. However, her aplomb also leaves the relational ¿tensions¿ with her daughter and former husband over the unborn look limpid. Sub-genre fans will laugh with Lu, a pregnant fifty years old stand up comedic Pollyanna.--- Harriet Klausner
Some women might term this a horror novel due to subject matter; at fifty, Lu expects The Change, not all the changes she finds herself facing. Her new editor is a snide, condescending, not sweet young thing; her husband wants to trade her in, and one night of passion results in a baby. Abortion is never even considered as Lu handles all her challenges and changes with aplomb and humor. Her experiences bring new love and new chances to help others facing difficulties. Through it all, she laughs to keep from crying, giving new definition to the term midlife crisis.