by Laurie Graff

April 2006
ISBN: 0-373-89573-9
Reviewer Graphic Button Red Dress Ink
Trade Paperback

Karrie Kline is no longer expecting her prince to come, but would settle for a date to a friend's wedding. Even with the wedding being a year away, she wonders if she can come up with someone presentable by that time. Karrie is no longer a dewy twenty-something girl, but a woman in her early forties.

Karrie's acting career has been steady, if not spectacular. She has kissed plenty of "frogs" both on and off screen. Nowadays she has done the on-line dating thing, as well as conventional methods, with fairly dismal results. As Karrie examines her dating past and all the "frogs", she hits on a brainstorm that will energize her career. She comes up with a one woman show, "Frogaphobia". Will this help her turn the corner on finding her prince or just bring out more frogs?

Laurie Graff brings the readers a tale that is different from the traditional chick-lit with a heroine who is older than typical. Karrie is still someone woman can relate to with her yearnings for more meaningful relationships. In today's world where the media says you can have it all, there are often hard choices to make and Karrie has had to do that along the way.

The clever use of facts about frogs at the beginning of each chapter adds extra charm to this humorous, yet poignant book. The frog motif has been used in quite a few novels in recent times, including Ms. Graff's early novel, You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs .

It is a fitting one, even in current times, where true princes are hard to come find. May Ms. Graff continue to entertain readers with tales of enterprising woman on quests.

Reviewed in November 2006 by Roberta.

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