The book I read was named How Stella Got Her Groove Back. The author is Terry McMillan. The characters are Stella, the narrator; Quincy, her son; Vanessa, her younger sister; Angela, older sister; and Winston, her lover. Stella is a hard working 42- year- old woman. Her son goes to visit his father in another state, so she's left alone at home. She decides to take a vacation as well. She wanted to go somewhere she could relax and have fun all at the same time. Stella decides to go to Jamaica. She meets a man. He's tall, dark, and Jamaican. There's only one problem, he's 22. The entire time she's down there in Jamaica, she's with Winston having a ball.
Unfortunately, her vacation has to end. She returns home to find out she has been replaced at her job. In addition, she has to hear her sister Angela criticize her about having an affair with a 22-year-old boy.
Winston calls Stella and tells her he wants to see her again. Stella goes back to Jamaica, but this time she takes Quincy and her niece. This time Stella meets Winston's parents whose mother is almost her age. This makes her feel uncomfortable. The next time they get together, it's at Stella's house where Winston meets her family. Everyone likes Winston, but her sister Angela keeps reminding her that Winston is a boy.
After getting past all that, Winston asks Stella to marry him. Stella is unsure because of his age. She finally realizes that she loves him even though he is 22 years old. She says yes to Winston, they get married and live happily ever after. The morale of the story is that love is more important than age.