Over 50’s Singles Night
ISBN: 978-1889199-20-7 (trade paperback)
ISBN: 978-1889199-21-4 (ebook)
$14.99 paperback, $4.99 ebook
Madcap Award for romantic comedy
Six years after her husband’s death, BJ Fradkin has a successful career, a nice house, and what she considers a pleasant life . . . until her younger sister, Iris, 55, moves in with her. The recent widow of a philanderer, Iris is sweet, helpful, surgically enhanced . . . and so ditzy that BJ fears she’ll never move out without a new man to take care of her.
But when BJ forms an Over 50’s Singles Night to find Iris a new husband, it draws only a few elderly women from the retirement home and one gay man. Seeing that it’s time to regroup, BJ introduces her sister to a retired neighbor. They dislike each other on sight — though the neighbor likes BJ quite a bit. Then Iris reveals a long-held secret that keeps the sisters avoiding each other for weeks.
Will they ever make up? Will sisterly love prevail? Romantic love? Will Over 50’s Singles Nigh be a failure — or more powerful than anyone thought?
From the reviews:
“In this charming, wry look at sisterhood . . . the love, misunderstandings, anger and complexity of sister relationships are brought out. . . . Well-written, humorous and emotional.” —Romantic Times Book Club Magazine
“Ellyn Bache has written funny bits before [but] she’s never tried a full-length comedy — and the result, Over 50’s Singles Night, suggests she should have . . . Three-Stooges-style slapstick is out, although one hilarious moment involves one poor old dear coughing up her dentures along with half-chewed chicken fajita. . . Pleasant, undemanding entertainment [and Bache’s] sharp eye for character quirks keeps the story from becoming trite.” —Wilmington (NC) Star-News
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