The days are long and lonely for Louise Stevens, whose retirement dreams were shattered by the sudden loss of her partner. All of that changes when she meets Marty Beck, a flirtatious, fun-loving, and infuriating golf pro who pushes her buttons—including one button she thought didn’t work anymore.
Marty is intrigued by the pretty Louise, a newcomer to the Pine Island Golf Club with a beautiful swing, but a disposition that needs work. Certain they can eventually be friends, she’s stymied when her good-humored overtures are rejected.
Love can come along at any time, even in the golden years, and even for two women who don’t expect it at all. Though a shaky start nearly dooms their romance, something tells Marty and Lou that this one might be worth a Mulligan.
Harrington Lesbian Fiction Quarterly
This story is refreshing in its portrayal of vital older women, still capable of living and loving. A welcome change from coming of age stories, baby boomer women will see a lot of their own lives in Louise and Marty's story—even if they don't play golf. MacGregor takes us on a journey which skillfully swings back and forth between the current story and the main character's flashbacks, in a way that is reminiscent of a masterful golf swing.