Where Do Middle-Aged Singles Meet Eligible Mates?
Middle-aged singles meet eligible mates in a cancer treatment facility, of course.
What’s not unusual in this story is that some single middle-aged people look for romance. It’s harder for middle-aged people to find love because there are no specific hangouts where they can meet other singles their age. Plus, they are busy like Erin Mason, working in a hospital and raising two boys. They don’t have time for romance, much less cancer.
However, life is uncontrollable at times. Erin’s husband had long since married the woman Erin found in her bed with him. Life had settled back into a routine of working and being a mom. When a coworker asked about a growth on her neck, her life turned upside down. That started a chain of events which culminated in her sharing a radioactive suite with another cancer treatment patient, Alan Beaumont.
Somehow, by the time you meet Alan, you know that he and Erin will probably meet. When finally they do, it’s unlikely that they would fall in love. Cancer treatment is not exactly romantic especially when you are sharing a suite.
My hat goes off to anyone who can write a book and keep all the characters straight. Stevie did a great job of taking a difficult topic and weaving it into a romance. The story reminded me of Fault in Our Stars, but without the drama of teenage cancer, hormones, and death.
Cancer is difficult at any age, but Erin and Alan show that it is a blip in the road of life, rather than the end of life in every case.
There is hope expressed in this book. I enjoyed A Rather Unusual Romance and gave it four stars.
Amazon Book Blurb
When Erin Mason gets a divorce, she’s left with two teenage sons in her care. Soon after, the doctor diagnoses her with cancer, and her world falls apart.
Not too far away, someone else – Alan Beaumont – is suffering a similar fate.
Their paths come together in this inspiring tale, partially based on actual events. A Rather Unusual Romance shows how love can flourish in the unlikeliest of circumstances.
Stevie Turner retired early from her post as a medical secretary in a busy NHS hospital to concentrate on writing suspense, women’s fiction, and humorous novels. She won a New Apple Book Award in 2014 and a Readers’ Favorite Gold Award in 2015 for her book ‘A House Without Windows’, and one of her short stories, ‘Checking Out’, was published in the Creative Writing Institute’s 2016 anthology ‘Explain!’ Her psychological thriller ‘Repent at Leisure’ won third place in the 2016 Drunken Druid Book Award contest.
Stevie lives in the East of England and is married with two sons and four grandchildren. She has also branched out into the world of audio books, screenplays, and translations. Most of her novels are now available as audio books, and one screenplay, ‘For the Sake of a Child’, won a silver award in the Spring 2017 Depth of Field International Film Festival and will be read by an independent film production company based in Los Angeles. Some of her books are currently being translated into German, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.