How am I, a smart, confident — and did I mention,
innocent? — woman supposed to react when smack-dab
in the middle of my messy divorce the single-engine plane
of my soon-to-be ex-husband crashes into the mountains
of Montana's Bitterroot National Forest and I become the
prime suspect in his disappearance?*
*Did I also forget to mention that there was no body?
(There is a very strong possibility it has been dragged
away by bears. Yes, bears.)
Grin and bear it — like I've done most of my adult life —
only now, I've decided, I'm going to be the one asking the
important questions (see above) and not taking any answers
at face value...
About the Author
As a new mom, Leslie LaFoy, at her wit's end, called her mother for advice. "He never sleeps!" she wailed into the phone. From the end of the line came a cackle -- yes, a cackle! -- and the words, "I have waited thirty-six years for this moment!"Yes, the apple didn't fall far from the maternal tree. Leslie doesn't sleep much. Never has and apparently never will. Why? Well, Leslie says there are just too many interesting things to do with a day. Sleep is at the very bottom of her To Do List. There's the writing, of course. And the reading, the interior decorating, the stained glass work, the sewing, the gardening, the now teenage son's ice hockey and lacrosse schedule (Leslie's the Executive Secretary for the Wichita Lacrosse Association), all the household and financial management stuff, playing the secretary-slash-receptionist for her husband's business one day a week, and being a decent wife, mom, daughter, friend. Leslie used to juggle being a high-school history teacher -- and department chair -- along with everything else. But her husband, David, begged her to have some mercy on the family and so she gave up the world of academia to be a full-time writer and lady of leisure. Once the son heads off to college, though.... Leslie's toying with the idea of going there herself. She misses that teaching thing -- and it would only be a couple of classes, a couple times a week, a semester at a time.Yeah, she thinks the schedule could handle that.
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Daniel Kavanaugh dumped his wife Stacy to be with exotic dancer Pammy. As they obtain a divorce, they argue over whom should possess what material items. In fact in recent weeks Daniel has been nasty and testy while Stacy wants to move on to start her life over. --- The dispute ends when Daniel dies in a plane crash, but his corpse is missing. At a memorial service for Daniel, all hell breaks loose leaving Stacy to wonder what is going on. Adding to her bewilderment is a string of crimes that include homicides and break-ins. As law enforcement looks into the situation, Stacy finds herself surprisingly attracted to two hunks intimately involved in the case. --- GRIN AND BEAR IT lives up to its title as the story line combines tons of fast-paced action with loads of humor and a side order of romance into a palate pleasing thriller. Stacy is a fabulous protagonist trying to regain equilibrium in her life following her spouse¿s desertion, but each step she takes seems to lead to a deeper chasm still she refuses to quit. Readers will enjoy accompanying the heroine as she hunts for a new life, but only appears to land deeper in the quicksand of her previous one. --- Harriet Klausner