When an isolated, lonely and naive woman marries a man half her age, she believes that she has found the Holy Grail: love. Prince Charming cares for her and all of her children, including her mentally-challenged daughter. Could he be the greatest husband and stepfather alive, or something else?
Take a fifty-seven-year-old woman, her thirty-four-year-old husband, a mother in the throes of comical dementia and a teen who scrapes the back of a full fridge to eat decades-old fruitcakes. Laugh. Add beatings, fear, infidelity, rape, incest, senseless death and wasted lives. Cringe.
Karen Baker doesn't mind the laughs and cringes. She just wants you to know that her tragic, hilarious circumstance is no less commonplace than your tragic, hilarious circumstance. With the aging senior population and the numbers of women who marry much-younger men on the rise, Karen will not be laughed at or cringed at forever. She'll be read, and maybe even hugged.