Crying Ain't the Answer Julie

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
A strong-willed young woman, recently widowed, resumes writing to bounce back into a full life and hopefully find a suitable stepfather for her two young children. Her writing career takes off and she attracts a promising target, without knowing it at first.

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Crying Ain't the Answer Julie

Submitted: September 21, 2007

A strong-willed young woman, recently widowed, resumes writing to bounce back into a full life and hopefully find a suitable stepfather for her two young children. Her writing career takes off and she does attract men. Read Chapter

Submitted: September 21, 2007

Julie agrees to her parents fostering her two small children while she sorts out her life. Read Chapter

Submitted: September 22, 2007

Julie on holiday slips back into sex and after a hot night with the assistant golf pro thinks she feels like a virgin after the first night of her honeymoon. Read Chapter

Submitted: September 22, 2007

Julie stands on the cliffstop of Barren Island screaming into the wind, soaked in the spray of breaking waves and finally ends her lament, tears flowing at last, saying her goodbye to her deceased husband. Read Chapter

Submitted: September 23, 2007

The guy with the dog pops up yet again, still nothing firing. Julie accepts a job with her deceased husband's law firm, recruited to team legal investigations, and she makes her first friend for a very long time. Life is on the up. Read Chapter

Submitted: September 23, 2007

Julie recruits a nanny, oblivious just yet that the nanny Irene is a gem. She begins a novel thinking it will be based significantly on her life with her deceased husband which she dubs as her mid-life autobiography. Read Chapter

Submitted: September 24, 2007

Two guys linked to Julie's previous successful writing career play hard to get when she approaches them to rejoin her so she adopts measures guys understand - aggression including light abuse and in one instance, the threat of blackmail. They are her former illustrator and her former author's agent. Read Chapter

Submitted: September 24, 2007

Dressed to kill Julie goes with her new friend Laura to a bar where Laura introduces her to more than twenty folk from her office, most of them males. Julie makes a pitch for a good looking blond guy but just as she's about to pounce discovers he's gay. She's devastated but she gets a lucky break by being asked to dine with Laura and husband and their dinner host who Julie knows slightly. Read Chapter

Submitted: September 25, 2007

Dillon becomes interested in Julie, especially after some kisses and Julie makes a tough decision. She decides not to go to bed with Dillon until he has met her two small children and she learns what they think of him. Read Chapter

Submitted: September 27, 2007

The second date Julie has with Dillon runs into problems and ends almost disastrously in her view. Read Chapter

Submitted: September 29, 2007

Chapter 11 Julie had returned from her two-mile loping run, showered and just got back to her dressing table when the children raced ... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 29, 2007

Chapter 12 The four friends met at the bar – two couples in their prime: legal company manager of human resources Laura Coombs and ... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 29, 2007

Chapter 13 At lunch in the cafcourtyard Dillon sipped his melon juice watching Julie reading the menu. It was lunchtime – she’d o... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 29, 2007

Chapter 14 The wedding was short and went without a hitch, the females including Paula learning from her role models were a little ov... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 29, 2007

Chapter 15 Eighty-eight days later Julie and Dillon were deep inside the factory of a printing company. The company's CEO came to the... Read Chapter