A wry, honest, and heartfelt novel of female friendship, romance, and self-discovery
Married to a man who no longer loves her, Lou realizes it’s time for a change. So she moves out and moves on, with a spring in her step and an exciting new business venture in the works. In honor of her newfound freedom, Lou travels to India, where she befriends Ali, another woman traveling alone.
A serial mistress, Ali couldn’t be more different from Lou. Before her trip to India, Ali’s latest lover changes the rules and asks her to make a life with him, a prospect she comes to accept with glee. But upon her return, Ali learns that her would-be partner is not the man she took him for, and now she, too, needs a new beginning.
As Lou and Ali work together to put the past behind them—even at a time when it’s perhaps most inclined to stick around—they discover new possibilities for life and for love. And as their stories unfold, it just so turns out that the two women have shockingly more in common than they had thought.
With Women of a Dangerous Age, Fanny Blake celebrates that powerful yet terrifying time in a woman’s life when she must find the courage to reconcile the life she leads with the life she desires.