Saturday, August 31, 2019

Nobody over 65... by Liz Flaherty #RomanceGems

I can't keep up.

I don't know if it's because my birthday was several weeks back or if this month has been a time of loss and grief for my family or if it's just the natural progression of things, but there it is.

I am behind. And I'll probably never catch up. I may as well get rid of all those Chapter Ones I've saved, because they'll likely never proceed to Chapter Two. I need to lessen the mess that will be left for my loved ones when I'm gone. Get rid of all the size 10s I'll never wear again.

I need to catch up.

But this week I saw a meme on Facebook. (I might not be so far behind if I spent less time there, but that's a thought for another day.) And I thought all kinds of things, none of them printable or repeatable. "You rotten little weasel" was a pretty kind one.
It made me think that being behind isn't such a big deal. Keeping up is a goal, but it won't be the first one I didn't achieve. Catching up? Meh. Maybe. And maybe not.

But, I'll write until I can't. I'll laugh until I can't. I'll volunteer until I can't. And I'll vote until I can't. Because not being able to keep up isn't the same thing as being done. And I'm nowhere near done.

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When Steven Elliott accidentally rides his bike into Carol Whitney's car at the cemetery, their out-of-control lives take on new and exciting possibilities. Long friendship wends its way into something deeper and feelings neither of them expected to experience again enrich their days and nights. But what will happen when the long summer ends and Steven leaves their hometown to once again take up his prestigious career as a cardiothoracic surgeon and Carol loses the dream of the family, commitment, and future that she's allowed herself to want?

Life gets in the way before either Steven or Carol are ready, and they wonder if their romance will fade and fall with the leaves when hot days turn to the briskness of autumn.

Coming October 30!

16 comments:

  1. Lovely cover, and a wonderful state of mind! Not being caught up in no way equals "being done". I won't be done, either, till I close my eyes and say, "That's it! The End."

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  2. I agree! We may have family crises, but in a way they’ve made me more determined to keep doing what I love. And I care very much about what life will bring. and it ain’t over...not by a long shot. Love this cover Liz...and will enjoy the book!

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  3. Now that I'm retired I thought I'd have so much free time! Um, yeah, that didn't work out so well. Seems I'm busier than ever because I just keep giving myself more stuff to do.

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    1. It's because now you can do all the stuff you didn't have time for while you were "really working." Busy as it is, it's so much fun!

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  4. Wow! Love this a millions times! These are words to live by. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks, Kara. I was so glad to give a little backtalk to that meme!

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  5. The weasel in question looks as if he's already over 65 so perhaps he's making excuses for why he does not vote? Isn't it interesting that so many think it's okay to discriminate against others because of age when discrimination for any reason is just WRONG? One could just as well make the case for those below 21 not voting because they don't have enough education and/or life experience. Sorry for the rant. You pushed one of my hot buttons.

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    1. I know. I kept thinking it was because of us that they can vote at 18 instead of 21 and now they want to take the years off the other end. I knew I'd be among friends here. :-)

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  6. It's so hard to keep up! Nowadays, everything feels like a 24 hour news cycle. All we can do is the best that we can. Your book sounds so interesting, Liz!

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  7. Yay! Steven's story. I am so excited to read it. Like you, I am not done. So I will continue working loving, voting and participating until I am done.

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    1. Absolutely! I hope you like it, Carolyn. I'm anxious to hear what you think!

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  8. I'm not anywhere near done either! I will write until they pry my keyboard out of my hands.

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    1. Absolutely! We'll all be in the home together, right? :-)

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