Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62

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B. Lynn Goodwin

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How does a 62-year-old woman who's never been married find happiness with a two-time widower seeking his third wife on . . . Craigslist!? Does she relinquish her freedom or take a crash course in compromises? Does she listen to warnings or follow her heart? What makes this unique marriage work?



Short Summary

Intrigued by an e-mail in which Richard described himself as a 1944 classic roadster, Lynn answers, calling herself a 1949 classic roadster. Richard's questions are direct, and she likes that. On the second date they kiss, and she likes that too.

They marry using his second wife's wedding ring. When Richard's father dies he has money to pay some debts and buy Lynn a ring of her own, and she is convinced that he will never take advantage of her.


Danville and Rodeo, CA Needville and Corpus Christi, TX

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Other,Quest,Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Lynn

Age: 62

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Modest,Complex,Empathetic,Engaging,Gracious,Educated,Honorable,Insecure,Skillful,Funny,Blunt,Sarcastic,Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Richard

Age: 66

Gender: Male

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Aspiring,Masculine,Charming,Complex,Confident,Criminal,Decisive,Blunt,Religious,Desperate,Selfless,Empathetic,Engaging,Outspoken,Skillful,Faithful,Funny,Gracious,Romantic,Honorable,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Minor characters

Age: various

Gender: Other

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Confident,Empathetic,Manipulative,Outspoken,Engaging

Additional Character Details

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Development Pitch

How does a 62-year-old woman who's never been married find happiness with a two-time widower seeking his third wife on . . . Craigslist!? Does she throw caution to the wind and relinquish her freedom, or should she take a crash course in compromises? Author B. Lynn Goodwin tells all and more in Never Too Late. How she was attracted to Richard's clear expectations, his honesty, and his incredible openness. She'd never met anyone like him. Would she recognize love if it knocked on her heart? And could an educated woman be happy moving into a blue-collar world? Whether you've been single forever, are trapped in an unhappy marriage, or you're simply curious, you'll find secrets to finding the love of your life in Never Too Late.

About The Author

B. Lynn Goodwin owns Writer Advice, Her memoir, Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62 won a National Indie Excellence Award a Human Relations Indie Book Award, and a Pinnacle Book Award as well as being an Honorable Mention in other contests. Her flash fiction has been published in Nebo, Cabinet of Heed, and Flashquake. Shorter works have appeared in Hip Mama, The Sun,, She lives east of Berkeley and west of the San Joaquin Valley with her energizer-bunny husband and their exceptional terrier.

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Single women and men who think they will find a (another) partner.

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Koehler Books

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available



ISBN-13: 978-1633936089