- By Stephanie Zia

Ten Good Reasons to Lie about Your Age

  • Title: Ten Good Reasons to Lie about Your Age
  • Author: Stephanie Zia
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Ten Good Reasons to Lie about Your Age Unsure whether to age gracefully or disgracefully widow Sally Lightfoot is challenged to get out there and lose her wididity her born again virginity before she crumbles into passionless middle age

    Unsure whether to age gracefully or disgracefully, widow Sally Lightfoot is challenged to get out there and lose her wididity, her born again virginity, before she crumbles into passionless middle age Sally dismisses the idea out of hand But then she meet a man on vacation who, if she could, she would Though they get on like a house on fire, he doesn t appear to see herUnsure whether to age gracefully or disgracefully, widow Sally Lightfoot is challenged to get out there and lose her wididity, her born again virginity, before she crumbles into passionless middle age Sally dismisses the idea out of hand But then she meet a man on vacation who, if she could, she would Though they get on like a house on fire, he doesn t appear to see her in that way Why should he when he has the pick of girls visiting his island half her and his age Does she dare make the first move Can she fulfill her friend s challenge and put passion back into her life Or will she just be making the biggest, most deluded fool of herself ever The perfect summer beach read.

    1 thought on “Ten Good Reasons to Lie about Your Age

    1. I figure that the low starred reviews here are probably by people disappointed because this is not a romantic comedy though it has been advertised as such. It's often not easy for a book that crosses genres to find its correct place. Does one very funny scene make it a comedy? No. Does half the book dealing with a possible romance make it a romance? No. This is most correctly women's fiction or contemporary fiction because that's where it will find readers that will appreciate it. Only when we r [...]

    2. Most definitions of the “coming of age” story involve a youth’s transformation into adulthood. Although not as dramatic, there are other changes later in life that are equally , and often more, traumatic. For some, retirement is like this. I could tell you some horror stories about former significant others and empty nest syndrome. For Sally Lightfoot it is primarily widowhood at a relatively young age.The struggles Sally goes through are not unlike those of a young person in the typical c [...]

    3. Sad, Sexy, Raucous Laugh Out Loud FunnyThis is the first book I’ve read in a while that’s been for pleasure, rather than for review. And oh my goodness what a pleasure. I connected with the main character (Sally) in a way I haven’t done in a while. I felt her pain, her grief, her loss. I also understood fully her reactions, her decisions, her blunders – but most of all her courage and her humour. I didn’t read this book, I lived it. I loved it. It’s just so real, so gritty, so funny. [...]

    4. This was a fresh take on all the novels I've read on growing older, romance, loss, finding your place in the world and finding meaning in your life, again. It has its sad (but not many), melancholy, funny and even what the ? moments (even at the funeral). I found myself in the novel and wondering what I would do in her situation. Would I date? Would I move? Would I have to move? Would I find a new friend and stability? What do you do when your children have grown and your husband is gone? I reco [...]

    5. As a recent widow myself, I didn't have a clue what to expect out of this book; however, the more I read the harder it was to put down. There are some great tips in this book for widows believe it or not along with a great story about a widow's path to rediscovering herself after the lose of her spouse. Great book and wonderful writing.

    6. Article first published as Book Review:Ten Good Reasons to Lie About Your Age by Stephanie Zia on Blogcritics.Living the dream and having a life that others only wish for is an amazing existence. Spending your life with the man you love, watching your children grow together is only what happens to other people. But what if that other person happens to be you? And what if instead of growing old together, he dies in a tragic accident?Sally Lightfoot is now living this life. Growing up in the time [...]

    7. A newly widowed former back up singer must now figure out what to do with her life. With two grown up children with their own lives and problems, Sally must go about it on her own with a little help from old friends and new acquaintances.Fun adventure in the islands of Greece and in the new sex toy shop in her hometown. English sensibility and humour abounds. The characters are engaging and the plot entertaining, I just don't know where the title came in to it besides the chapter intros. Doesn't [...]

    8. I really tried to like this book and gave it a good go, reading up to near the halfway mark. But it just didn't get off the ground. A widow of a rock star left in financial difficulty and putting on a brave face for those around her while she tries to find her way in the world. There were some funny moments and it's very tender and moving in places, but it just moved so slowly. Had I not been tempted by other reads, I probably would have finished it, but it just got bypassed.

    9. This was an amazingly well thought out story. I was drawn in from the opening chapter and I did not want to put it down.I just wish it had been proof read a little better.The story itself deserves five stars & believe me I truly want to give it that.But the small errors do insist that it be marked down.This is the first time I have read Stephanie's work and I shall certainly do so again.All in all - a good 4 stars from me.

    10. Wavering between 3 and 4 stars. This was a Kindle freebie. I think it was probably a bit too realistic for the first half, in that the main character got too bogged down in her grief and could not move on. It was funny in bits and inciteful but it was not until the end of the holiday that there was any light at the end of the tunnel and it was at that point I wanted more.

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