It's Not All Downhill From Here

It's Not All Downhill From Here

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"After a sudden change of plans, a remarkable woman and her loyal group of friends try to figure out what she's going to do with the rest of her life--from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting to Exhale Loretha Curry's life is full. A little crowded sometimes, but full indeed. On the eve of her sixty-eighth birthday, she has a booming beauty supply empire, a gaggle of lifelong friends, and a husband who's still got moves that surprise. True, she's carrying a few more pounds than she should be, but she's not one of those women who thinks her best days are behind her, and she's determined to prove her mother, her twin sister, and everyone else with that outdated view of aging wrong--it's not all downhill from here. But when an unexpected loss turns her world upside down, Loretha will have to summon all her strength, resourcefulness, and determination to keep on thriving, pursue joy, heal old wounds, and chart new paths. With a little help from her friends, of course"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2020]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781984823748
1984823744
Characteristics: 350 pages ; 25 cm

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ronandlynda
Oct 11, 2020

Hot Spring Read recommendation from Good Housekeeping magazine March 2020

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Dee_BPL
Oct 08, 2020

While I enjoyed this book - there were so many characters that I couldn't really feel attached to any of them. I listened to the audiobook read by the author and it was quite entertaining!

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jfd5
May 12, 2020

Took me a bit to get in to it but once I did I wanted to know how all of these characters were going to end up. It was an enjoyable read and an easy one. This was a recommended book from my daughter and I'm glad she did.

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brangwinn
Apr 19, 2020

I love Terry McMillan’s books, maybe because her books mirror her age and so she knows firsthand what she is talking about. I just turned 70 and I understand everyone of these problems Loretha and her friends are dealing with. They’re serious problems like death of a loved one, the heartbreak grown children can cause, the unfettered love of a parent, the joy of grandchildren and great grands. These tough single women, divorced women, widowed women work toward solving the problems and never lose their sense of humor or the importance of friends. Getting older can be a joy despite the many losses experienced on the way to the downhill side.

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