New Novel by First-time Author – Explores the Lives, Loves and Friendships Among Four Contemporary African-American Women
Set in Washington, D.C. and its surrounding suburbs, Life in Spades is about the friendship of four thirty-something African-American women who regularly get together to play the card game Spades. Away from the card table, Gina, Sherry, Laura, and Cookie face challenges in inter-racial dating, impending motherhood, finding love, and recovering from an attack.
Gina, an admittedly unathletic runner, is training for a marathon with her white boyfriend in an effort to change her mother’s mind about interracial dating. Sherry divorced her husband after he was convicted and imprisoned on charges of financial wrong-doing and is now enjoying her new single life. While debating her own possibility of motherhood, she is forced to help out her pregnant niece. Laura, a professional escort, plays by a strict set of self-imposed rules in order to maintain her one-woman business.
Cookie, a cupcake baker, wrestles with memories of her late fiancée and an obvious attraction to the delivery man who comes by every day. An attack in her bakery scares all of the women and they are each inspired to figure out the next best hand to play.
With humor and insight, Frances Frost weaves a story of these women as they face their personal insecurities, negotiate love, strengthen their friendship, and define happiness.
About the Author
Frances Frost is a graduate of the University of Delaware and Wake Forest University. She chronicles her thoughts on motherhood, books, and crafts on Just Piddlin’ (www.slackermomof4.blogspot.com), a Circle of Moms “Top 25 Family Blog by Moms”.
She lives in Maryland with her husband, four children, and rescued pup where she is active in her community and sorority. Life in Spades is her first novel. Connect with her on Facebook – “Frances Frost – Author”; Twitter @FrancesFrost; and her website, http://www.francesfrost.com.