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That Ridiculous Blue Sky

Monica B. Morris

Average Review Rating Average Rating 9/10 (1 Review)
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Published : 2006

Copyright : Monica B. Morris 2006

ISBN-10 : PB 0-595-38426-9
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-595-38426-6

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Three very different women meet at a promotional event for “Magdalena”, the Mediterranean Matchmaker. Their lives are transformed - but not at all as they envisaged!

"In every city, everywhere, men and women, young and not so young, hang out in bars and clubs, troll the internet, join singles groups, hoping to meet that special someone who will transform their lives."

That Ridiculous Blue Sky tells of Marsha, Helen, and Janet, three very different women, who meet at a promotional event for “Magdalena, the Mediterranean Matchmaker”. Their lives are transformed - but not as they could possibly have foreseen!

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Review by Carolyn Howard-Johnson (310806) Rating (9/10)

Review by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Rating 9/10
Everyone is doing it. Going silver. Going platinum. Goining grey. Halle Berry is "do"ing it with her gelled X-Men spikes. Cute Yalie Anderson Cooper may be doing it without half-trying. Boomers all over the country are, too - proud to show the muscle of the new power - demographic.

Now, along comes Monica B. Morris. She's doing it, too. She's kept her locks dark but there is no doubt that That Ridiculous Blue Sky, a novel about three single women of that age or colour, fits with the trend. These heroines are perfect for the time. Excepting for an extra dollop of wisdom, they show us that years don't make that much difference, that generations and demographics cross.

Ideally suited to make a point about trans-generations, this novel, too, refuses to be neatly packaged up and stuffed into a knothole. It's a little bit romance, a little bit mystery, and a little literary, too. It even has a whiff of aging chick-lit.

Ably written, That Ridiculous Blue Sky, has several subplots. I did wish for them to be fleshed out a bit more but the way Morris did it makes for a fast and entertaining read. One of the things a few decades gives you is the awareness that you can't have it both ways.
Carolyn Howard-Johnson (31st August 2006)

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