Three second loves,
All with a dose of chaos mixed in.
Author: Lindsay Detwiler
Title: Then Comes Love
Release Date: March 18th
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Sometimes in life, changes can be good…
After losing her husband, her five cats, and her home, Charlotte Noel hates feeling dependent. As Charlotte tries to find her identity in this new stage of life, she comes to realize that drama never ends, dance aerobics can be a war zone, and love is always a possibility.
You never know when a midlife crisis is going to strike…
Charlotte’s daughter, Annie, is going through struggles of her own. Recently divorced, she is feeling frumpy and worn-out. Run ragged, Annie mourns her youth and wonders where her life is headed, all while hoping she can help her daughter Amelia get it together.
Settling down can be overrated, especially when you’re falling for a rock star look-alike…
Amelia is the wild child of the family. Working three jobs, because she just hasn’t figured out what she wants in life, she realizes happiness isn’t always settling down with a steady, dependable man; sometimes it’s about following your true passion and living on the edge.
No matter what age you are, life and love can be crazy…
This is the story of three generations of women finding love. They are all at different stages in their life but their current situations are similar and intertwined. Charlotte steals the show for me with her spunky attitude and the love for her family, including her precious cats. (I love Butternut). One of my favorite quotes of hers was "Honey at my age, I don't really too much about creepos. Besides, if he is one, I'm fine with it. He'd be a fine sight before I got murdered." My heart went out to Annie for the heartache she suffered from her ex-husband. Her pain and lack of self confidence were evident. The author painted a picture of hopelessness and defeat that made you want to give Annie a hug and kick her ex's arse. Lastly, Amelia, the thirty-something who isn't sure what she wants. Should she settle down or take a chance? I think the choice she made was what was best for her, not everyone will agree I'm sure, but I was happy with the way it turned out. I adored this book and the unique style of blending the three generations of love stories. It was unlike anything I'd read before. My favorite quote in the book is "I've realized every single stage of life is beautiful and wonderful in it's own way. I think life isn't about age. It's about finding things that make you happy, that fulfill you, at every single stage of your life." The quote is a perfect summary of what you learn in this book. I highly recommend this read!
An high school English teacher, an author, and a fan of anything pink and/or glittery, Lindsay's the English teacher cliché; she love cats, reading, Shakespeare, and Poe.
She currently lives in her hometown with her husband, Chad (her junior high sweetheart); their cats, Arya, Amelia, Alice, and Bob; and their Mastiff, Henry.
Lindsay's goal with her writing is to show the power of love and the beauty of life while also instilling a true sense of realism in her work. Some reviewers have noted that her books are not the “typical romance.” With her novels coming from a place of honesty, Lindsay examines the difficult questions, looks at the tough emotions, and paints the pictures that are sometimes difficult to look at. She wants her fiction to resonate with readers as realistic, poetic, and powerful. Lindsay wants women readers to be able to say, “I see myself in that novel.” She wants to speak to the modern woman’s experience while also bringing a twist of something new and exciting. Her aim is for readers to say, “That could happen,” or “I feel like the characters are real.” That’s how she knows she's done her job.
Lindsay's hope is that by becoming a published author, she can inspire some of her students and other aspiring writers to pursue their own passions. She wants them to see that any dream can be attained and publishing a novel isn’t out of the realm of possibility.