Once of the disasters is the disappearance of the copy for today's blog on A LIFE LESS ORDINARY by Victoria Bernadine. Yep, it's out there somewhere in the cybersphere, floating along looking for my computer. This is especially upsetting because A LIFE LESS ORDINARY sounds like a terrific book. I downloaded it, but haven't had a chance to read it yet.
So, with apologies to Victoria, here is the most I have.
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For the last fifteen years, Rose “Manny” Mankowski has been a very good girl. She turned her back on her youthful fancies and focused on her career. But now, at the age of 45, she's questioning her choices and feeling more and more disconnected from her own life. When she's passed over for promotion and her much younger new boss implies Manny's life will never change, something snaps. In the blink of an eye, she's quit her job, sold her house and cashed in her pension, and she's leaving town on a six month road trip. After placing a personal ad for a travelling companion, she's joined in her mid-life crisis by Zeke Powell, the cynical, satirical, most-read – and most controversial – blogger for the e-magazine, What Women Want. Zeke's true goal is to expose Manny's journey as a pitiful and desperate attempt to reclaim her lost youth – and increase his readership at the same time. Leaving it all behind for six months is just an added bonus. Now, armed with a bagful of destinations, a fistful of maps, and an out-spoken imaginary friend named Harvey, Manny's on a quest to rediscover herself – and taking Zeke along for the ride.
Victoria Bernadine (a pseudonym) is, as the saying goes, a "woman of a certain age". After twenty-something years of writer's block, she began writing again in 2008. She began with fanfiction about a (now-cancelled) TV show called "Jericho" and particularly about the characters of Heather Lisinski and Edward Beck. From there, she expanded into writing original fic and she hasn't stopped since.
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