Once More With Feeling
Elisabeth Whitfield is having a doozy of a midlife crisis, but that midlife is about to take an extraordinary turn. Following a near-fatal car wreck, the Elisabeth who awakens in the hospital is a new woman, in someone else's younger, sexier body. Now she has a second chance at the exciting life she gave up to marry and be a full-time mother. But "be careful what you wish for" could be more than a cliche. Getting everything she wanted might cost her everything that matters.
Publishers Weekly calls Once More With Feeling a "seductive women's daydream," and Library Journal says: "This perceptive story is sure to tap into the fantasies of readers who wonder what life would have been like if they had a chance to be someone else."
Gypsy Dugan is "every man's fantasy and every woman's nightmare." Elisabeth Whitfield, 20 years older, is a patrician blonde matron with perfect taste and a "flair for canapes." But her husband, a brilliant architect, hasn't slept with her for a month. As life puts inches on Elisabeth's hips, she becomes fascinated by Gypsy, a sexy TV anchorwoman who has the career that Elisabeth once wanted. When the two women have a head-on auto collision, Gypsy dies and Elisabeth wakes up in Gypsy's fabulous body. (Hello, firm breasts; goodbye, stretch marks.) Richards (Dragonslayer) guides Elisabeth through this seductive women's daydream with skill, humor and an iron morality. Along with Gypsy's powerful job and her gorgeous lover, there's someone out there trying to kill her. Be careful what you wish for.