Barbara Gordon is a self-reliant, divorced mom, brilliant at managing her life with lists and spreadsheets. Lately, though, the demands of a teenage daughter, a manipulative sister, and a mother with worsening Alzheimer’s are more than she can handle. Then Barbara meets Jack, an appealing older man married to a late-stage dementia patient who no longer knows him. Jack and Barbara hold the power to make each other happy…but only if Barbara can break her long cycle of romantic abstinence. Funny, sad, and heartwarming, Stage Seven is about two people caught between love and duty, and the risks we take when we commit our hearts to family, friends, and lovers alike.
Ruth F. Stevens believes in stories that make you laugh and cry. A former public relations executive in New York and Los Angeles, she is a produced playwright and has written hundreds of published articles, but fiction is her love. Ruth lives in sunny California with her husband and she enjoys travel, hiking, hip hop, Broadway musicals, movies, and visiting her grandsons in NYC. Stage Seven is her first novel. Visit her website at ruthfstevens.com.
"Its ability to juxtapose fun with serious inspections and thought-provoking moments makes Stage Seven highly recommended for women and families who are navigating the currents of dementia and romance concurrently, and who look for stories steeped in real-world emotions and interpersonal explorations."
Review Source: Midwest Book Review
Author: Ruth F. Stevens
Narrators: Carolyn Cook
Publishers: Dartfrog Books
Running Time: 9:11:53