My friend Todd of Tucson Tamale Company has a friend who has a new book that just came out. The book (One True Theory of Love by Laura Fitzgerald) is set in Tucson and the Tucson Tamale Company is mentioned in the book. Todd offered a dozen free tamales to the first person to identify on what page the shop is mentioned.
I preordered One True Theory of Love on Amazon. It arrived last week. I finished reading it Wednesday and I won the tamales!! Todd announced it on his blog here.
I used to read a lot of romance novels and the thing I dislike about many of them is that the main character seems so dumb! One True Theory of Love is different. The main character, Meg is a single mom with a nine year old son. She is a kindergarten teacher, independent and smart.
Meg's first husband abandoned her when she was pregnant with Henry, her son. She is happy with her life and is not looking for a man when she meets Ahmed who is the Tucson assistant city manager and the story unfolds from there. One of the key threads of the book is truth telling and how important it is to a relationship.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and hope it does well. It is thought provoking, entertaining and fun.