How do you get over being single even though you’re thirty-two and almost a spinster?
Young and single, you’re caught up in life’s routines, and suddenly you realize you’ve become a spinster. You lost track of time, and it’s starting to show.
What do you do?
Whose life doesn’t seem routine and drab at times? Sleep-inducing even, wouldn’t you say?
Read on to find out how Julia Dorning woke up and realized she’d been laundering her life in the spinster cycle.
Julia Dorning epitomizes the unfortunate results of letting time slipping by into a comfortable routine. In 285 pages Becky Monson cleverly weaves together hilarious details of a mundane life. She keeps the reader laughing instead of yawning throughout her book, Thirty-Two Going on Spinster. Ms. Spinster, Julia Dorning, writes in first person, diary style, as though she just woke up, and realized that clock had ticked a few too many times, and she had overslept her destiny.
“He (Julia’s doctor) actually told me that I should seriously consider finding someone and settling down and that my eggs ‘weren’t getting any younger.'”
Many heroes and heroines are beautiful, young, athletic, and good at everything. Like George Costanza, there is little about this star that is heroesque. She sleeps on the job, remains out of shape, lives in her parent’s basement, garners few marketable skills, and lives a dull life with no hopes that the future would change the course of her life. When her boss and a new employee on tour find her scrambling to explain why she would be crawling out from under a table in the spare room of the office building where she works, the drama begins. But oh so slowly, because this woman is no heroine.
Spinster Mind Candy – Predictable But Oh So Fun!
Of course, the reviewer of this novel, can’t tell you whether she lost her job or if she quit sleeping under the table in the spare room. If you want to know if she came up with a good excuse about why she was there, you’ll have to read the book. You know there must be more hooks out for the male-model-type, Jarod Moody, mid-thirties, ring-free, male. What you don’t know is how she tries to catch him. Like every other person on the planet, Julia also has more competition and complications at home than she does at work.
In her own words, “I have a feeling it’s going to be harder before it gets easier.”
Her premonition is correct, or the book would meander into the boring category. And boring, this book is not.
Everything about this romantic novel, even the first words, a definition of a spinster, is highly unexpected and unsettling. The reader is like the poor kid that is just waiting in line to order lunch when his friend, playing the clown, comes up behind him and flexes his knees into the back of the daydreamer’s locked unsuspecting legs. The action doesn’t topple the victim but throws them slightly off balance. So does this book.
Reviewer’s Rating of Book One in the Spinster Mind Candy Series
By day, Becky Monson is a mother to three young children and a wife. By night, she escapes with reading books and writing. An award-winning* author, Becky uses humor and true-life experiences to bring her characters to life. She loves all things chick-lit (movies, books, etc.), and wishes she had a British accent. She has recently given up Diet Coke for the fiftieth time and is hopeful this time will last… but it probably won’t.
*Winner: Readers’ Favorite Book Award 2016
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