If you’ve ever wanted to kiss the blues goodbye, Goodbye to the Blues is the book for you! The latest in the Karen Grace series features Karen helping her friends as they face challenges of the heart.
KAREN GRACE AND THE CRS LADIES ARE AT IT AGAIN! Goodbye to the Blues, the latest in the Karen Grace series, is now AVAILABLE!
Here’s what readers are saying.
“Lynne Spreen delivers a fast-paced, engaging and entertaining read in Goodbye to the Blues. In this stunning third installment of The Blues series, Karen Grace comes full circle…”
“Karen Grace is every woman who has ever suffered setbacks and comes back stronger…Goodbye to the Blues is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, the value and power of friendships, the risks and joys of love and the beauty of aging gracefully.”
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“..a compelling novel that explores social issues and follows one woman’s struggle to come to grips with problems in her life…”
“…although it is a sequel, it reads beautifully as a standalone novel, thanks to the author’s storytelling skills…”
“…Karen Grace is a compelling character, well-executed, and one who readers will connect with easily.”
“…Lynne M. Spreen has a great gift for prose, sophisticated plot, and character. The setting is beautifully depicted in the story and it comes out clearly through the colorful prose. The writing features social commentaries, great dialogues, and strong conflict.” — Readers’ Favorite Reviews
The award-winning Dakota Blues started it all!
When her vindictive boss fires her, Karen takes a hard look at her life. The supposedly safe rut she’s carved for herself in the first fifty years isn’t so safe after all. Her marriage is over, and now her job is gone. Her first impulse is to rush back to California and find another, but 90-year-old Frieda Richter has been lobbying hard for one last road trip in the old but pristine Roadtrek 190. “I just want to see my great-grandbaby in Denver, and after that, I don’t care,” she says.
Reluctant at first, Karen agrees, and the journey begins as one of self-discovery for both women, but on a deserted highway in Wyoming, the trip turns deadly, and Karen is forced to make a lethal and life-changing decision.
Praise for Dakota Blues
Although Dakota Blues will make you smile a bit, it is more likely to make you cry or tear up, reading about the bittersweet moments we all encounter in life, and the choices we make. — San Francisco Review of Books (read the complete review here.)
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MIDDLE-AGED CRAZY: SHORT STORIES OF MIDLIFE AND BEYOND
“…Lynne M. Spreen writes my kind of book. Her characters are familiar to me from my middle-aged view of the world. The situations her characters encounter are believable, engaging, often complex, pivotal, and telling. They are above all entertaining! I slip without a single jolt or sense of friction into the universe Spreen creates, into the minds and experiences of her characters. They are that real to me…I want the stories to go on and on. I feel this way, too, about Ann Patchett’s and Anna Quindlen’s writing. YES: That’s how good I think Spreen’s writing is.” Jan Moorehouse
“Spreen is a very good writer, as anyone who has read her novel, “Dakota Blues” will attest. Some of the stories are sad, some are funny, and some quite evocative of the frustrations that this period of life often entails. There’s really something here for all of us. I recommend the book unequivocally.” – Martin Rice