My friends, last week Emily Kendrick invited lawyer Patrick Corwin to her club party and he said yes. Romance begins for the widow and the widower. Let’s see what happens next.
Excerpt: Saturday, after two hours in and out of her closet trying on different outfits, Emily settled on a flowered long sleeved shirt tied at the waist, white silk pants and sandals. The mirror reflected an attractive, slim, energetic woman; the grieving widow was in disguise.
Emily drove to the club in her Jeep and searched for Patrick right away. He looked mighty nice: the phrase ‘clean him up and send him to my tent’ came to mind causing a deep flush to stain her tan cheeks.
They sat after dancing and she thought privately that it was tricky business, this man/woman thing at her age like whom can you trust?
Patrick said, “You are newly single?” and when she nodded, he said, “Will it upset you if I explain some basic safety rules about being single?”
“No go ahead as if she were a dope yet she didn’t mind his take-charge attitude, in fact she kind of liked it.
When he asked if she had a cell phone, she thought that was odd yet she answered that she left it at home to charge the battery. He handed her the smallest cell phone she’d ever seen and keyed in 911, and said to her “Beware at all times of where you’re driving.”
“That seems overly cautious, Patrick, since I live three blocks from the club.”
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Starting Over by Charmaine Gordon