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Merry Widow's Diary (Harlequin Next Series) based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Her two daughters are attending college so suburban widow Jill Townsend feels lonely especially since her spouse, Wade, a college professor, only recently died. She knows she needs to get a life, but finds it hard not just because she is mourning. The difficulty lies in the reality that she has been a mother and a wife but not a Jill in almost two decades. However, Wade leaves her with an enigmatic key that makes little sense to her and related information that adds to her confusion, but soon takes Jill from suburbia to Manhattan where she plans to live the good life of a swinging single merry widow. Her husband¿s best friend writer Alan Haggerty refuses to allow Jill to totally sever her former life as a college professor¿s wife. What he fails to tell Jill is his reason is selfish he has hidden his love for her from the moment Wade introduced her to him. --- This is an insightful family drama as a grieving Jill wants to help her daughters with their anguish, but has issues of her own as she struggles to start over while still mourning her late spouse and worrying about her children. Readers will feel for Jill who¿s on a quest to find a life that she can label Jill instead of a role like widow and mother without devastating her cherished relationships with her daughters or the memory of Wade. Readers who appreciate a deep character study will appreciate the well written entertaining THE MERRY WIDOW¿S DIARY. --- Harriet Klausner
This is one of the best books I've read this year or maybe ever. Jill Townsend is only 45 and now a widow, it's only been 9 months and now she's just taken her youngest daughter off to college. Her older daughter is a senior at college with plans of medical school. Jill learning to live without the great love of her life and that empty nest, too. Jill is the world's all-time champion planner but she's never planned for this--she's never even skinny-dipped in her own pool. She planned to do this with Wade after the girls were gone. Jill has been the homemaker in Connecticut while Wade has been the wage-earner with the Type A personality in NYC. While cleaning out the box of his desk things from work she finds a set of keys with an address, a woman's name and phone number -- she has to find out about this! She finds herself in NYC, trying to make friends, even back into the dating game after 20+ years of marriage and at times is overwhelmed by it all. Ms Crosby's humor, wit and true feelings being a widow herself have given us a true keeper! Enjoy!