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57 Steps to Paradise: Finding Love in Midlife and Beyond

ISBN: 978-1-942891-18-5

Looking for love in your 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and yes, even your 80’s or 90’s? 57 Steps to Paradise will help you navigate dating in midlife and beyond. Lorenz unzips her soul and exposes her foibles during 50 years of men weaving their way in and out of her life, providing a heap of wit and wisdom to help you make life-changing decisions about love and, perhaps, a life partner.

“Guaranteed to advise as well as amuse.” (US Review of Books)

“You can learn from her mistakes, you can laugh with her along the way, and when you read her book, you’ll feel like you’ve gained a new friend.” Marjorie Pagel, Goodreads




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RECOMMENDED by IS Review of Books

Interviews with the author:

Author Patricia Lorenz Shares Insights on Life, Love, and Laughter by Jody Smith, EmpowHer

Interview of the author by Dr. Diana Wiley on “Love, Lust, & Laughter radio show

“Living Joyfully,” The Island Reporter


“5 Ways To Be Happy,” Lifestyle Magazine

“Second Wind with Joyce” (Second Wind Podcasts)



Press Release for 57 Steps

Excerpt. The Personals

Excerpt. Mom’s Got a Date Tonight

Read an excerpt on Chicken Soup for the Soul website: Home Sweet Home