What do you do when the love of your life dies?
From the Amazon Best Selling author of Ruby Sanders and Jared Anderson comes a 21st Century second chance love story, “Thou Shalt Eat Dust”.
Elizabeth and Charles Widenhammer, Polish and German upper middle class, were married for more than thirty years. They met and fell in love one snowy Chicago night at a friend’s Christmas party. And as the saying goes, the rest is history. That is, until Charles Widenhammer dies from Testicular Cancer. Life as Elizabeth Widenhammer knew it is as dead as her husband.
Frank and Julia Davis, African Americans raised in the Robert Taylor Homes Projects, were married for thirty-two years. While Frank vied for election as the second African American to ever hold the position as Mayor of Chicago, Julia kept his world as normal as possible under the glaring white hot spotlight of Chicago politics. But when Julia dies from her five year battle with breast cancer, Frank is left devastated and alone in unfamiliar territory.
Both Frank and Elizabeth are drowning in grief and spiraling down into depression after the deaths of their beloved spouses. Elizabeth uses alcohol as a way of coping while Frank spends long hours at work rarely returning to the home he once shared with his wife, Julia.
But a chance meeting in Phoenix, during a rare dust storm, known as a Haboob, sparks a renewed interest in life, love, and dating for both Elizabeth and Frank.
The only problem with these two middle aged adults – widow and widower – being in love is that no one wants them to be in love, at least, not with each other.
Will Frank and Elizabeth have the courage to overcome family, political, and racial prejudices, so that they can have a second chance at love? Or will politics, family, and long buried secrets keep them apart?