Bobbing for Watermelons
by April J. Moore
In the small town of Brookwood, Iowa, forty-one-year-old food columnist Helen Munson is unappreciated by her two teenagers and her lazy husband. She longs for more out of life, but hasn’t a clue how to make that happen.
In fact, her tendency to overreact and put herself in embarrassing situations sabotages her own efforts to assert herself. Helen impulsively starts writing a spy novel whose main character exudes traits Helen tries to embody in her own life: power, assertiveness, and the ability to kick butt. However, this persona doesn’t quite manage to keep her out of trouble, or jail. With help from a cast of quirky characters, such as her hippie best friend, a free-spirited drifter, and a pair of fashionable gay store owners, Helen just might be able to pull of the transformation of a lifetime.
"It's laugh-out-loud funny at times as Helen maneuvers her way through the potholes of life.
"April Moore has struck a chord of domesticated genius in this story of Helen who learns through a mix of choice and happenstance that there is more to life than what she has elected to endure."
"On par with Fannie Flag and Rita Mae Brown, April Moore entertains the reader with not only great humor, but a well woven story--I was hooked from the beginning."
"This is one of those books you won't want to put down until you get through the whole thing, and you'll be glad you know Helen when you're finished."