Some mistakes are easy to forget while others become glaring reminders of past failures and stand ready to haunt you for the rest of your life. For Laney Winters, life is full of glaring reminders. Starting with the biggest of them all and Laney's personal favorite -- discovering she is pregnant at forty-one. Add to that, one recently departed husband who has a fetish for secretaries, (namely his own), and top it all off with the icing on the cake, moving back home to live with her two very eccentric old-maid aunts. This had to amount to the Trifecta when it came to glaring mistakes and the kind that called for some serious life reevaluation. Where exactly was her life heading lately because frankly - this wasn't quite how she'd pictured it growing up, when she'd vowed never to return to Down, Texas, or the Pine Street Diner again. But as her aunts were always fond of pointing out whenever Laney encountered any rough spots growing up, there's always an upside to life, even when you're down. You just have to look a little harder for it sometimes. For Laney, running away to the middle of nowhere might just prove to be the best decision of her life.
Used availability for Mary Eason's The Up Side of Down
March 2011 : USA Paperback