A Gay in the Life of Melinda Finch is a new e-book that is now available on the Amazon Kindle and for general download at Smashwords.
The story is set in downtown Toronto. The main protagonist is Melinda Finch, a woman in her early thirties who can’t win when it comes to relationships. She also has a dead-end job at a small magazine company.
The interesting thing about this book is that Melinda is a heterosexual woman, but by an unexpected twist of fate her boss promotes her to become his new lesbian love advice columnist. He is convinced she is homosexual. Melinda takes the job and must go undercover as a lesbian to try to write a convincing column. Along the way, she meets other lesbians and the result is a zany and hilarious romp of a novel with a surprisingly poignant ending about love.
This novel is a humorous and enjoyable read. The characters are quirky and unpredictable and they grow throughout the span of the book. My favourite character was Bitchy (you’ll have to read it to find out what I’m talking about). In addition, there was good conflict and tension between the characters which added to the plot. Melinda comes off as a pathetic character at some points in the novel, but you just can’t help loving her because she is so zany and funny.
I definitely recommend this book.
Melinda also has a love advice/journal blog at: http://agayinthelifeofmelindafinch.blogspot.com/
Guest reviewed by Wendy, a member of the author’s writing group! Thanks, Wendy!