As a successful woman both personally and professionally, Karen Jacobsen thinks she is happy living the perfect life in suburban Chicago. She's too busy to notice otherwise. Confronted one day by a HUGE surprise in her own bedroom, she discovers 'perfect' isn't always what it's cracked up to be.
Karen always loved and cared for her husband and his diabetes, yet how does he repay her? Yep, betrayal; but the happiness he's chasing in life doesn't make sense - to anybody. As a formerly intelligent, capable man, he's suffering from a case of 'les stupides' which is more than just a midlife crisis, it's death defying.
Follow Karen through the twists and turns of being forty-eight, planning a happy wedding for her daughter and slogging through her own nasty divorce at the same time. Why do the two polar opposite events get tangled together, and how can Karen pull them apart? And why is a woman who's been married for nearly twenty-five years unable to grieve for her lost love relationship?
A smart, capable, organized person, Karen thought she was in control of everything in her life, but learn along with her what true love and being in control really mean, while she opens her heart to real living.
- Kristie Kalsem, September 2012
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