Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62

B Lynn Goodwin

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Kathy Pooler

11 months ago

Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62 is a candid and realistic glimpse into the mind and heart of a sixty-two-year-old woman who has never married and is relentlessly pursued by a sixty-seven-year old widower whom she meets on-line. With raw honesty, the author slowly reveals the conflict she is experiencing in making the decision to marry. How can a blue collar worker fit into her white collar world? How will she deal with a potential loss of independence? What will she be giving up? But what will she gain? All of these concerns are relatable and the reader feels her dilemma.

Though there are flaws in the relationship that make her uncomfortable, such as being offered his second wife’s wedding ring, she is attracted to his openness and honesty and yearns for companionship. In the meantime, her pursuer never wavers and gives her the space she needs to make her final decision.

Her writing is clear, descriptive and engaging with steady pacing. She slowly begins to trust not only him but in her own judgment. It is the unfolding of this decision-making process that anchors the reader in her dilemma. The tension builds as she explores the pros and cons of marrying for the first time at her age. When she finally decides to give in to love and marry him, I breathed a sigh of relief and cheered her on.

An engaging love story with a message that love can happen at any age and it doesn’t have to be perfect.