Gwen was the brown eyed sister, between two blonde, blue eyed beauties. Her father called her his 'beauty', and she later learned 'the rose between the thorns'.
Gwen is a widow and wears her mourning on her sleeve. Margot, her sister is newly divorced from a husband who' s in jail for fraud. Charles, the husband, a gynecologist, was an Infertility Speialist, and on several occasions he provided the fertility in a vigorous fashion. When one of his 'patients' became pregnant with his child, well,all He** broke lose. In the settlement, Margo bought a penthouse apartment , and lost the rest of her monies to a Madoff-like venture. She needs financial assistance, and Gwen moves in, paying her way. They have an interesting but dull life, neither has a job, but they muddle on. One day, a young Gay man, enters their existence. He rents the small room in the penthouse, and provides laughs and fun times.
As this novel moves along, the on-line dating world is discussed. Gwen opens a friends-only sort of dating site. Margo has a blog and meets a man. Charles, Margo's husband leaves jail and moves into a small apartment in their building. Margo and Charles attempt to revive their relationship, Gwen finds a companion, and their world starts to turn. Anthony is still looking for his man.
This novel was a disappointment in some ways. There is a storyline that is quite inventive, but it doesn't really move me. Margo and Gwen felt like they were stuck in the 80's, not the 50 year olds, I know. Anthony is a true soul, and the life of the novel, but his story does not go very far. I guess I expected more.
Recommended. prisrob 04-24-13