Spicy Spinsters: Stories of Seasoned Bachelorettes is a collection of fictional, short stories about women between 38 and 65 years of age who have never married. Each tale begins with a spice relating to the character’s personality or situation. These twenty-one stories are sometimes insightful, sometimes funny and sometimes a little sad. They represent unmarried feminists who helped change the role of women in the Western Hemisphere as well as those who continue adjusting to independence thrust upon them.
The women in Spicy Spinsters: Stories of Seasoned Bachelorettes emerge from various economic, ethnic and moral backgrounds. Each is an honest representation of life without Prince Charming. From the atypical virgin, to the high-priced call girl, from the office clerk to the hospital oncologist, these women make up America’s growing number of spinsters.
With few exceptions, the spices known today were used early in human history. The discovery of many spices predates the earliest civilizations, when primitive people were attracted to the aromatic flavorings and effects produced by essential oils found in various plants. The great value put on these plants began before 2000 BC. From the thirteenth century to the fifteenth century, gold seeking expeditions gained financial backing from the spice trade.
Spices became so popular, society introduced a second meaning for the word. We also use it to mean "pizazz." Like treasured seasonings, single, middle age women fulfill much of society's fundamental need for stimulation by providing life with spice.
Today's spinsters are restorative to many and have elusive qualities, similar to an aphrodisiac. Jewel Hopson has chosen a spice for herself which none of her characters have. Which spice are you?
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