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Posted December 9, 2008
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 KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 26, 2005
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 18, 2004
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 28, 2013
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