Muriel EllisPritchett

Women's Fiction Author



On her 50th birthday, Missouri Rothman did not get the Tahiti vacation she dreamed of or the surprise birthday party she expected. Instead, a university student totaled her car, her boss – after 16 years of loyal and excellent service – gave her a letter of termination, and her professor husband of 32 years asked for a divorce so he could marry his post-doc student with the 18-inch waist and perky boobs. Half a century old, jobless, and with only a high school diploma, Missouri must take the lemons that life has thrown her and make the best lemonade ever – even if it means traveling to Italy alone to do it.

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A breezy read that centers on wish fulfillment.
An easy read, with a wonderful life affirming storyline for women of a certain age. Life doesn’t stop at 50 it just begins.
— Secret Library Book Blog
MAKING LEMONADE treads familiar waters, but its resonant theme makes it an inspiring read. An earnest and honest portrayal of heartbreak and the journey towards wholeness.
— IndieReader Reviewer
It was a lovely read, showing age is just a number and the power it has over us is what we let it have in the first place.
— NetGalley Reviewer


The university's selection committee nominates Georgia Davis to become their first woman vice president -- a job she's coveted for more than a quarter century. But the university's new president, Paul Van Horne, sours her plans by ignoring the committee and hiring Carl Overstreet, his old college buddy instead. In spite of her outrage and better judgment, Georgia begins having romantic feelings for the despicable scoundrel who is now her boss -- at least until he fires her.  But Van Horne and Overstreet soon learn that a Southern peach like Georgia does not go quietly into the compost bin. And Georgia discovers that revenge can taste as sweet as romance. Like Peaches and Pickles -- a deliciously wicked story -- will make you laugh, love and cheer for one Southern peach with a pit of steel. 

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An enjoyable university tale for readers who appreciate an older heroine, drama, and romance.
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great drama in a professional setting with a hint of romance.
LIKE PEACHES AND PICKLES offers the reader a heroine with grace, gumption, and brains, who finds her way out of a difficult position with satisfying aplomb.
— IndieReader Reviewer
I liked the strong female characters that didn’t back down. It is a great novel to show women that you can get positions just as easily as men and to not back down when being pushed into corners.
— NetGalley Reviewer