By: Susan McBride
Published by: William Morrow, Oct 2 2012 Ebook
Length: 100 pages
Source: E-galley from Edelweiss
I love the additional sub title of this book– How I Met The Perfect (Younger) Man, Survived Breast Cancer, And Found True Happiness After 40. How can anyone not feel positive and hopeful with a title like that?
I met Susan online, on the blog, Girlfriends Book Club--I read her posts and just immediately liked her. We began to chat on facebook and shared a history of living in St Louis Missouri, where she still lives and her father and I are University of Missouri alumni, and I’ve almost forgiven Susan for attending University of Kansas…really?? I liked her immediately and then I had the opportunity to read her book Little Black Dress, I loved it.
This short book is the tale of Susan’s life in her forties, with much love and laughter. While reading it I learned more details of her writing background, her mom’s rush to have her married off and her finding Ed, the love of her life. Her open and honest details of her battle with breast cancer is so touching, I teared up reading it. Suffice to say I imagine no one will walk away with a dry eye after this read. The beautiful icing on the cake to this story is the birth of Susan and Ed’s daughter Emily earlier this year, Susan finally a mom at 46, a happy beautiful baby is now an amazing part of their life. I’ve given this little book a 5 out of 5 stars!! This book will also be available in print later in October.
Susan also gives us a taste of her next book coming out in 2013, The Truth About Love and Lightening, I know I’m looking forward to it.