Hot Flash Club
By Nancy Thayer
From the bestselling author of Between Husbands and Friends and An Act of Love comes a wise, wonderful, and delightfully witty “coming of age” novel about four intrepid women who discover themselves as they were truly meant to be: passionate, alive, and ready to face the best years of their lives.
Meet Faye, Marilyn, Alice, and Shirley. Four women with skills, smarts, and secrets—all feeling over the hill and out of the race. But in a moment of delicious serendipity, they meet and realize they share more than raging hormones and lost dreams. Now as the Hot Flash Club, where the topics of motherhood, sex, and men are discussed with double servings of chocolate cake, they vow to help each other . . . and themselves.
Best-selling author Thayer fashions a delightfully quirky look at the pains and the passions of middle age. Four menopausal women meet at a retirement party and discover they have much in common despite their disparate backgrounds and educations. Bonding and banding together, high-powered career gal Alice, widowed matriarch Faye, New Age masseuse Shirley, and mousy academic Marilyn decide to join forces in a collaborative attempt to solve each other's professional, marital, physical, and emotional problems. The results are hilarious as they discover both the rewards of sisterhood and the power of chocolate. Still, each woman gets more than she bargained for when fate--with a little help from the club members--takes dramatic and unexpected turns. Sure to be a hot item, this humorously poignant tribute to women of a certain age has the potential to charm readers of all ages and both sexes. Margaret Flanagan
From Amazon Books 11/22/11