Melody, Hill Country Texan and Lutheran nice girl, unexpectedly loses her job, her fiancé, and a close girlfriend in a matter of weeks. Desperate for a change of scenery, Mel visits her best friend, Char, a Bay Area acupuncturist, who needles her into exploring a host of zany New Age phenomena. Mel marshals her Texas spirit and charm-school training to politely misunderstand her way through a variety of encounters. She plunges into dates with an aurareading masseur and a lecherous astrologer, lets go in a Releasing Ritual with nature spirits (yeah, right!), boldly walks in on nudists, and relaxes with a saltscrub sweat at the hands of a sexy chiropractor.
Read alsoSweet on Wilde
Eight months ago, I made a deal with my best friend. This wasn't your typical pact. No, we had to take a different route. The deal was that if we were still single by fall, we would join online dating. Yes…now I am that girl. Just me, though, because she met a guy and saved herself from the awkwardness of dating people you meet via the…
Meanwhile, Mel’s mother does her best to rescue Mel from the clasp of Soyland, plant her in front of the church altar with a good ol’ Texas boy, and get the grandchildren a-coming.
Intent to follow her own path while placating her mother, Mel continues to let Char expose her to new experiences, each one nudging Mel along to greater self-acceptance, ultimately inspiring her to risk falling in love again.