Thursday, February 27, 2014
The Duchess of Cypress by one of my favourite writers
Bette Davis said, “Getting old is not for sissies.” That much is evident as we meet the often hilarious characters who roam the halls of Arleen Rotchin’s second novel... Throughout this entertaining window into what may lay ahead, Evelynn continues bopping us with one-two punches ... You can’t help but root for her because she gives truth to the Helen Hayes quote with which Rotchin begins her story: “Age is not important unless you’re a cheese.”
Scheduled for release in the Spring, my mom's hysterical new novel has already garnered its first rave review. My prediction: It will sell out its first printing before the launch. The protagonist Evelynn is completely original, a new kind of heroine for a generation of women looking fabulous and looking for love well into their seventh decade.