Lorrie has never eased herself back into a proper relationship since the death of her partner, David. Now spurred on by her two teenage children, she has agreed to sign up with an online dating site, where she discovers that you can’t woo a man and eat your cake too. Then Lorrie has a blast from the past - a Facebook friend request from Antoine, the French guy who won her heart during a student exchange thirty years earlier. Is her romantic luck about to change?
This novel centres around a midlife character who was very easy to warm to. The story flows through several threads surrounding Lorrie’s job as manager of a beauty counter, her mother’s upcoming nuptials, and her lodger Stu’s new food delivery business. Far too predictable on the romantic front but overall an enjoyable read.
The Woman Who Met Her Match, by Fiona Gibson, asks: What if your first love came back on the scene - 30 years later? The synopsis says: "After yet another disaster, Lorrie is calling time on online dating. She might be single in her forties, but she's got a good job, wonderful children and she's happy. This, Lorrie decides, is going to have to be enough.
That is, until she receives a very unexpected request from France. Antoine Rousseau, who had once turned a lonely French exchange trip into a summer of romance, wants to see her - after thirty years.
But Lorrie is a responsible woman. She can't exactly run off to Nice with the man who broke her teenage heart ... can she?" The Woman Who Met Her Match is out in April 2017.