This second official Red Hat Society romance is a story of a woman who puts her life back together with the help of her new best friends, three members of a bridge club
For her 50th birthday, Ellie Johnston's husband gives her an unwanted divorce, takes their elegant home in an upscale Nashville neighborhood and installs his girlfriend, a waitress! Alone and broke, she hides in the rundown cottage she buys with her divorce settlement, but discovers that the house comes with an undisclosed perk. It's one of 4 built by the original members of the Woodlawn Avenue Bridge Club and Ellie is now the Queen of Hearts in the decades-old foursome. Ellie only wants to be left alone and she doesn't even know how to play bridge. But Jane, Queen of Diamonds, is the first to lure Ellie from her prison with warm pound cake and an invitation to learn the game. Grace has reigned as the Queen of Spades for 50years, has buried three husbands and claims they all died with a smile on their face. Linda, Queen of Clubs, is a Nashville socialite and she and the others teach Ellie the game and Ellie starts to come out of her shell. With the help of her new friends, she starts her own business and throws herself into decorating her new home and it isn't long before Ellie's dating a handsome European and fending off ex. Which only shows that it's never too late to learn new tricks.