THE DUCHESS OF CYPRESS

Author: Arleen Solomon Rotchin

Synopsis: “A couple of years ago, in the month of February around my 80thbirthday, I told myself,Evelynn, it’s enough with the standing on your feet and just like that, in the blink of an eye, I handed the keys to Evelynn’s Boutique over to my son Stephen and his wife, Sue Ellen, who had worked beside me in the business for thirty years. You could say I’m in the back burner now, and they’re managing just fine without me while I’m enjoying my retirement in Palm Beach, Florida. 

I am not the type to sit around gathering rust. I keep busy. I belong to a book club in our building, and I go to the Breakers Hotel for lunch. Men still fancy me. I date. Why not, I’m not dead yet. Most of my neighbours are pleasant and friendly. The Toucher is not.

Lately, someone has been jiggling my door handle, trying to get into my condo. I suspect it’s the Toucher, who lives on the fifth floor, facing the pool. She’s the one who stole my boyfriend and goes around touching people as she speaks. Some people spit when the speak. She touches. Dollars to doughnuts, I’ll bet it’s her fiddling with my door handle.Arleen Solomon Rotchin, bestselling author of Sam’s Will and Zoo, draws us into Evelynn’s crazy world. She introduces us to a smorgasbord of colorful characters living in a Palm Beach condo building and amuses us by giving us a glimpse into how things work in the imaginative mind of Evelynn.

Genre: Fiction/Humorous

Published in: 2013

No. of Pages: 157

ISBN: 9781926953151