There’s an old expression called there’s plenty of fish in the sea but I know for sure the boy you met in high school is sure to be the real one. How do I know, you might ask? I know because I met him when I was fifteen and we fell in love. Yes, we did. And after that, no matter how many boys I went out with, HE was the one I loved. For my sixteenth birthday he gave me a gold ankle bracelet and when I graduated high school, he gave me a bracelet with his name on it. It said Love, Buddy 1948. The Korean War had begun and he joined the Strategic Air Command as a pilot.
That was long ago. We married, had too many children, never argued, our motto was marriage is one long conversation. He died suddenly at fifty eight. I love him still. Why do I tell you all this? Because I’ve just finished a book titled When Double Becomes Single, a journey similar to mine, one I hope heals other widows and widowers as they find their way in the world after losing their loved one.
Before that awful night, Sharon Michaels had never even driven herself at night... eaten at a table for one... or made plans on her own. Alone after losing her husband – her rock – she’s left with a business to run, a great son and his wonderful wife and children – far away in Denmark, a bad son and his nasty wife, and two teenage grandchildren she barely knows. Step by step, she finds her way into the world of singles and learns to Survive and Thrive!
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Author Charmaine Gordon
Charmaine Gordon writes books about women who Survive and Thrive. Her motto is take one step and then another to leave your past behind and begin again. Six books and several short stories in three years, she’s always at work on the next story. The books include To Be Continued, Starting Over, Now What?, Reconstructing Charlie, Sin of Omission and The Catch, and her series of Mature Romances, The Beginning…Not the End, including the stand alone novellas, She Didn’t Say No and Farewell, Hello and her most recent series, River’s Edge Stories where the town motto is Kindness to Strangers.
“I didn’t realize at the time while working as an actor in NYC, I’d become a sponge soaking up dialogue, setting, and stage directions. I learned many tools of writing during the years watching directors like Mike Nichols and actors including Harrison Ford, Anthony Hopkins, and Billy Crystal. And would you believe, I was Geraldine Ferraro’s stand-in leg model, my first job giving me entrée into all the Unions needed to work. When the sweet time ended, I began another career and creative juices flowed.”
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