Shelfari edited the description of Finding Out: A Novel Friday, April 13, 2012.
Getting dumped on the sidewalk by her live-in boyfriend of seven years and finding he nearly emptied their savings account is the first of Sheila Davenport’s problems. At 36, Sheila had thought her life was on track. Now she’s saddled with a mortgage that is about to skyrocket, a psychotic boss, and she has to train someone who is unqualified and just doesn’t care about the rules. Life no longer makes sense. Her friends advise her to date immediately, preferably someone rich and successful, or risk being old and alone. But Sheila’s trying to figure out what went wrong and how she got to this place. Since Prince Charming has ruined Sheila’s life, who can save her now? Help comes unexpectedly from her 86-year old neighbor who has had her own share of life’s ups and downs. After each get together, Sheila begins to find the strength to put the pieces of her life together while fighting not to lose her head. Will Sheila succeed at work or walk away? Can she save her home? And why do her friends think their lives are any better? A story of love found and lost, true friendship, and how the human spirit endures.