- Meg Raymond
Nancy Thayer wrote the "Hot Flash Club" books, which always feature smart, sassy, sexy women - perhaps past the first blush of youth. If you are looking for books like those, then you may like:
- Mid-Life Madness: stories for People of a Certain Age
- Marriage Can be Murder
- Later Love
- That Would be Ma'am to You
Some specific titles you may enjoy:
Little Bitty Lies by Mary Kay Andrews. In a suburban Atlanta neighborhood where divorce is as rampant as kudzu, Mary Bliss McGowan doesn't notice that her own marriage is in trouble until the summer night she finds a note from her husband, telling her he's gone -- and taken the family fortune with him
Revenge of the Middle-aged Woman by Elizabeth Buchan. For twenty-five years, Rose Lloyd has juggled marriage, motherhood, and career with remarkable success. But the carefully managed existence to which Rose has become accustomed comes crashing down around her when her marriage and her career both fall apart.
The Wildwater Walking Club by Claire Cook. Noreen takes a buyout and gets dumped by a boyfriend in one fell swoop...Tess is the teacher next door who thought she'd be spending the summer with her college-bound daughter, but now that daughter isn't speaking to her. (Then)...they meet Rosie, the dutiful daughter who moved her family onto her parent's farm after her mother died.
Young Wives by Olivia Goldsmith. Three women set out to achieve a most unique and satisfying revenge on their deadbeat, philandering, duplicitous husbands.
Revenge of the Kudzu Debutantes by Cathy Holton. From below the Mason-Dixon Line comes...a Southern-fried "First Wives Club."
Any Place I Hang My Hat by Susan Isaacs. Raised by a shoplifting grandma...upscale political reporter Amy Lincoln can't resist the tabloid-worthy story she's just been handed: a student claims that a leading presidential candidate is his father.
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik. (D)epicts a special slice of American life, of stay-at-home days and new careers, children and grandchildren, bold beginnings and second chances...(and) perhaps the greatest truth: that there is nothing like the saving grace of best friends.
Step-ball-change by Jeanne Ray. Caroline and Tom are looking forward to retirement. ...Suddenly...Caroline's sister arrives with a load of luggage, a bad-tempered terrier, and a broken heart. A contractor finds cracks in the foundation, and sets up camp indefinitely. And their daughter Kay brings home her fiance...and plans a high-society wedding that could wipe out their savings.
The Red Hat Club by Haywood Smith. From the 1960s to the present, this funny, unforgettable novel shows the power women can find when they accept and support each other.
I hope you like these titles. All of them are owned by the Central Rappahannock Regional Library. If you have a CRRL library card you may put any (or all!) of them on hold, either through the "library catalog" link at http://www.librarypoint.org or by calling the branch library nearest you.