Two couples share brunch and the joy of a surprise wedding at the Crooked Oak Restaurant in Ron Crawford’s new book, Finding Love Later in Life: Brunch at the Crooked Oak Café, published by Nurturing Faith Books.

This is an honest book, affirming that many people find themselves unpaired in their 60s either through divorce or the death of a spouse. Yet, it also affirms the adage, “Once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.”

Finding yourself unpaired in a later chapter of life can be desperately unsettling. When you have had a partner for most, if not all, of your adult life, finding yourself alone is disconcerting and disorientating. Yet, ultimately, this is a hopeful book. It is possible to find vibrant love in the seventh decade of life.

There are plenty of good reasons to remain unpaired in later life. Even so, sometimes “love gives us a fairy tale.”

Crawford lives on three and a half acres of paradise in Powhatan County, Virginia, with his wife Melanie. He stays busy with keeping up the property, woodworking, family, travel and writing. His latest adventure is scuba diving.

In his previous life before retirement, Crawford was a pastor and seminary president. In Powhatan, he is mostly known as Melanie’s husband; she is deeply involved in the Powhatan Free Clinic and is a vocal advocate for those who could use a little help.

Finding Love Later in Life is now available in the Good Faith Media bookstore.

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