Add These to Your Summer or Anytime Reading List
Cheryl Benton’s novel “Can You See Us Now?” is a story of three best friends navigating the mind fields of mid-life. The e-book version is on sale for just 99 cents from now to August 15. (Also available in paperback.) Bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank (no relation to the head Tomato) has written a charming story of marriage, love, family and friendship, in “Same Beach, Next Year.” And Laura Farhrenthold’s memoir, “Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles,” is a beautiful, heartbreaking memoir that also happens to have some very funny moments.
Life, Marriage, Motherhood and Mourning
In this beautifully written memoir, Lauren Fahrenthold that tells the story of the painful loss of her husband and how she and her two teenager daughters coped, and at times didn’t cope with his loss. Every summer after his death, they took off on a road trip, that eventually included the purchase of an RV and the acquisition of a stray dog along the way. And ever present were her husband’s ashes who they sprinkled in meaningful places, far flung places and sometimes humorous places as they traveled around the country. At times you feel you can hardly breath as you feel Lauren’s pain, but then she’ll take you take on one of their adventures you’ll find yourself almost laughing out loud. Told with raw honestly, grit and humor, The Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles is a story well told. Get the book.
Two Couples, One Beach, Duplicity, Friendship and Love
In Dorothea Benton Frank’s funny, warm and easy breezy writing style, you will get to know Adam, Eliza, Eve and Carl from their first unexpected meeting on their summer vacation on the Isle of Palms, one of Charleston’s barrier islands, and through the years as they build their friendships and raise their families . But Adam and Eve are keeping a secret from their spouses that threatens to tear their friendships, marriages, and families apart. Get the book.
Three Best Friends Navigate the Mind Fields of Middle Age
“CAN YOU SEE US NOW?” a novel by Cheryl Benton (aka the head Tomato) tells the story of three best friends who rebel against unsolicited AARP cards, hot flashes, bosses, becoming invisible, and the perceptions of what’s old. Heartbreak, romance, suspense, and the importance of friendships. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll root them on, and you’ll never think about age the same way again. E-book readers can get the e-book for just 99 cents from now through 8/15. A paperback version is available too.