"Welcome to... The Widows Club" Book Reading with author Sula Miller
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About The Event
Just in time for International Widows Day - author Sula Miller joins us for a free reading of her latest short novel, “Welcome to…The Widows Club”.
Inspired by the author’s beloved, late mother-in-law, who became widowed after 55 years of marriage, and her many friends who opened their doors and hearts to give their true account of widowhood, Sula weaves an intriguing tale offering a rare look behind the gates of a South Florida senior community - where there's a whole new set of rules for widows.
Here's the synopsis:
Welcome to . . . "The Widows Club"; Arnold Hoffman was dead. After fifty-five years of marriage, Irene could finally sleep as long as she wanted without her husband demanding that it was time to get up. Torn between grief and relief, Irene can't help but be both fearful and excited at the prospect of living on her own terms for the first time in her life.
However, as she quickly learns, there's a whole new set of rules for widows in the South Florida senior community where she has resided for over twenty-five years. The couples that used to be Irene’s friends no longer welcome her – she’s now single and
considered a threat to the wives of the dwindling number of men. And the women of the “Widows Club” can be just as territorial.
Then there's her son and daughter-in-law, who want to uproot her. But the most daunting is yet to come . . . Dating, Sex and Love!
An adventure inspired by the author’s beloved mother-in-law and the many women who shared their true account of widowhood. Take an intriguing journey into the heart of a thriving South Florida senior community where there is still plenty of life after death.
What readers are saying:
“A great read! I finished it in 2 sittings -- didn't want it to be over. And the twist at the end -- priceless!” ~ Trish Carr, Co-Founder of Women’sProsperityNetwork.com
“The characters had such authenticity and the book was relatable to people of all ages. We all go through the loss of love and life and your characters truly portrayed how the human spirit finds new hopes, challenges and love.” ~ Sherri Andrews, Happy Bookers
“I was reluctant to finish because I didn’t want it to end. I actually delayed for weeks before I did. I just loved Irene and her precious Shugy, and the way she was treated in the story. What a personality. Reminded me so much of my own mother.” ~ Kathleen Bennett Hochberg
"This author, like her book, gives hope a new meaning. The art of mature love, mature writing and never giving up." ~ Laurie Schecter
“A most delightful story… women will relate so well with the ups and downs of her relationship… it is so well written in detail… it will grasp your attention...read it in a day...a must read!” ~ Renee Schubert
“It was an enjoyable read that gave me a shocking firsthand glimpse into the life of a recent widow. Although often humorous, it gave a poignant account of one woman’s journey into life as a single senior.” ~ Laura Murphy