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Any good fiction stories with characters 40 plus??

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In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2012 11:14:32 GMT
Last edited by the author on 13 Dec 2012 11:17:27 GMT
June says:
Just written 'Dark Corner' a book about a fifty year old womanDark Corner
this woman has been through the mill but finds her way to a better and happier life after being damaged by her family life as a child. She is a fighter as many older women are. Am just writing another one about a woman who struggles to find her feet after being widowed at fifty, however she also finds out that her husband wasn't quite what he seemed to be.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2012 10:53:50 GMT
I Readalot says:
I think you are right, BDSM, characters under 40, no connection to the authors mentioned in the OP!

Posted on 13 Dec 2012 10:30:48 GMT
Last edited by the author on 13 Dec 2012 10:32:11 GMT
Ann M says:
Intense Insane etc certainly doesn't fit in this thread.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2012 10:30:01 GMT
Bookreader says:
Try my The Holy Island trilogy Thorn in my side. is no 1. Aunt May in her sixties a power horse set on saving the world.
Also the Seahills series

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2012 10:23:45 GMT
I Readalot says:
Not sure this really fits in with the thread.

Posted on 13 Dec 2012 09:22:51 GMT
Amanda says:
I can recommend Intense.Insane.In Love by SD Becca. Not your typical romance novel. It's fantastic!

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2012 08:49:10 GMT
I Readalot says:
Couldn't agree more Ann M. This is precisely the situation that the Meet Our Authors forum was set up to prevent, and it seemed to work for a while. Now the self-plugging authors seem to either be unaware that they shouldn't plug in other threads or more likely are just ignoring the directive from Amazon. I have seen a plug followed by someone warning them not to plug followed by another person plugging their book, makes you wonder if they bother to read the threads at all.

Posted on 13 Dec 2012 08:15:15 GMT
Ann M says:
DayLily so pleased to have a posting with proper recommendations. This thread was being taken over by self promos as are so many good threads.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2012 17:44:07 GMT
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Posted on 12 Dec 2012 17:35:40 GMT
DayLily says:
I second Muriel Sparks. I also liked the newest Penelope Lively. But Lisa Genova's "Still Alice" is one of my favorite books.

Posted on 12 Dec 2012 16:19:08 GMT
The Triskele by Lowri Thomas has lots of older characters. Available to download to kindle or hard copy.

Posted on 12 Dec 2012 10:07:46 GMT
Fiona Hurley says:
Scott Lynch's Red Seas Under Red Skies (GOLLANCZ S.F.) features Zamira Drakasha, a woman pirate in her 40s.

A reader criticised the author for being "politically correct" for including an older woman as a pirate, and Lynch gave a delightfully scathing reply:
"You know what? Yeah, Zamira Drakasha, middle-aged pirate mother of two, is a wish-fulfillment fantasy. I realized this as she was evolving on the page, and you know what? I f***ing embrace it. Why shouldn't middle-aged mothers get a wish-fulfillment character, you sad little bigot?"

Posted on 11 Dec 2012 18:41:55 GMT
Typo Stan says:
A new novel to try. I've just finished it, and it's great! Free to Prime members at the moment, but well worth £1.93:

The Rink
The heroine is recently widowed, approaching 50, she thinks it's all over ... No it ain't!

Not one hot flush in the whole book!

Posted on 11 Dec 2012 17:03:04 GMT
A random comment while this thread is quiet. I started writing and compiling this unique anthology. The central character. Yeah, that's right, anthology with a central character. (And no, the character isn't in any of the stories.) Here's the thing . . . The first 75,000 words are fine. At this point she'd in her forties. . . 5,000 words later she's dead! I can't continue because I'm not a woman and I'm not old enough to the blag the character any more!

Subsequently, after you have kids and get divorced - nothing happens until you die! (That's how it reads anyway).

Posted on 10 Dec 2012 20:47:20 GMT
Bookworm says:
Mrs Windsor's Island brings a group of students on a last "fling" into contact with a mysterious group of veterans and results in an interesting battle of wits. Well worth a read.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2012 16:01:50 GMT
sallyblue says:
Hi Kit
I know exactly what you mean. My series of novels 'The Friendship Diaries' was inspired in part to fill this need. The stories follow the lives and loves of four women who meet at school and remain lifelong friends. They fall in love, marry, have children, divorce, re-marry, never marry and get widowed and guess what they have sex at forty, fifty and sixty, hot sex! (yes really)...Women over forty should NEVER NEVER NEVER feel invisible, unattractive, non-sexual extra...strike a blow for older womenThe Friendship Diaries - Omnibus Edition - forgive me for flogging my books I'm only intending to suggest that you and women like you might find my characters engaging and may be even find them a wee bit inspirational!

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2012 13:41:54 GMT
Lane7 says:
Hi Kit

Know what you mean, hope you unlock some interesting stories by posting this question here...

Haven't done a comprehensive analysis but I think over half the short stories in my new book SaltWater would tick the over-40 box, and not a hot flush in sight. The Kindle preview only shows a story set in the past, but the contemporary ones will be more like what you are looking for, I think. Good luck with finding the right stories.

Lane Ashfeldt, writer

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2012 11:41:38 GMT
V Wawman says:
Try Carol Matthews' With Love at Christmas - I'm loving it and like all the characters.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2012 03:12:46 GMT
I have published two books, both about women 40+. I have had great feedback on them through letters and email and many 40+ women have told me they relate well to the characters. This is possibly because I am also over forty. In fact, I am sixty-five and counting! My books deal with mature relationships, not just romance. I hope you'll give them a try.
The titles are:
Family Matters
Making it Home
both by Christine Campbell and available on Amazon.Family MattersMaking It Home

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Dec 2012 16:52:33 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 9 Dec 2012 16:29:38 GMT
I Readalot says:
So it isn't about characters of 40 plus then.

Posted on 8 Dec 2012 16:39:17 GMT
Ann M says:
In addition to Thursdays in the Park Hilary Boyd has published a new novel Tangled Lives also featuring characters over 50.

Posted on 8 Dec 2012 11:35:36 GMT
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Posted on 5 Oct 2012 21:24:27 BDT
I really enjoyed The Archivist (Duntisbourne Hall) - it's a well written mystery set in a stately home that's open to the public, and features a very intriguing collection of antique erotica. All of the characters are over 40, in fact I actually commented on the positive depiction of people of this age, in the review I wrote about it.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Oct 2012 08:21:11 BDT
L. G. Webber says:
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce is a must!!
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