Clarissa Martin wakes in a fever, needing to change her life, her job, her home, her cooking and if Frank doesn’t shape up --her husband.
Clarissa Martin at forty-five is still an Italian bombshell, but she wants to be more than a devoted wife and mother as she wakes to find herself an empty nester in the dark wasteland of menopause. It’s time for things to change, not just her body, but everything about her home and life.
Frank Martin, her handsome, athletic and devoted husband loves his wife, his home, children and his job. He hates change and is looking forward to retiring young and enjoying a wonderful, peaceful life with his perfect wife, Clarissa.
Finally Clarissa is going to master French pastry, go back to work selling real-estate, and get a remodeled kitchen. But when Frank finally agrees to the changes, it quickly escalates from an update of the kitchen to a total gut and demolition of his beloved childhood home.
Confronted by the reality of remodeling, rebuilding a career, and reshaping her marriage, can Clarissa survive so much change without going crazy and if she can, will Frank still love the new woman?