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Lu Nichols is a 50 year old married mother of two adult children working for a stylish magazine for older women. Lu's life is turned upside down when her husband Jacob demands a divorce. When Lu's visit to a doctor's office provides the shocking news that she's pregnant, Lu can't believe her ears. Then Lu flashes back to the "closure" weekend she spent with her ex, Jacob, in the Caribbean where they engaged in unprotected sex. Suddenly, Lu is thrust into a whole new frightening reality. When her close friends and a female doctor advise Lu to terminate the pregnancy, Lu realizes how much she has grown to love the life inside of her. William Templeton, the kind, sexy doctor who first informed Lu of her pregnancy has become a friend and confidante. Still mourning the death of his wife, William provides a strong shoulder for Lu to lean on. Although William and Lu make love and share a connection, William tells Lu that she won't know where she's going until she tells Jacob about the baby. When Lu informs Jacob about the pregnancy he is floored by the news and unsupportive. Suddenly, Lu realizes that she's on her own for the first time in her life. As Lu takes on single motherhood, divorce and mid-life dating she begins to transform into a whole new Lu.
This report prepared by Sandra Calhoune








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   marriage/relationship going to pieces Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Pregnancy/Child rearing    -   Yes Major part of story:    -   to abort or not abort

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   actual description of hetero sex Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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