Frida is a successful divorce lawyer in her late twenties, whose main ambition is to become more successful still. But her life is turned inside out when a planned meeting with the world’s most influential conglomerate goes awry. To be fair, the Oracle did warn her, but Frida’s accustomed to giving weirdos short shrift. He had to try, however, since, as this feisty heroine and lifelong cynic is soon to discover, she is the descendant of the god Eros, and the only one who can save the world.
I wouldn’t have come across this highly entertaining novel, and perfect antidote to some of the more sobering fiction I’d been reading lately about care homes, if not for her website The Unstoppable Author, where she kindly published a guest post of mine. Click on image to read about how I rallied from the shock of discovering my serious novel about mental health was funny.
Evenus insisted the man who married his daughter should first prove his worth. Challenged her suitors to a chariot race; a hundred losers’ heads graced his palace walls.
Idas loved Marpessa. She loved him. Yet, when Idas beat her father, Evenus set him ever more difficult tasks. Finding a needle in a haystack. A unicorn on a ranch.
Idas was a patient fellow, but he couldn’t waste another year searching for stars in sand.
Marpessa wept when he left her. But busied herself returning a thousand needles to her sewing box. Gathering a million stick-on stars from the beach.