Helen of Pasadena by Lian Dolan
This is a fun book to read and enjoy. It begins with Helen's husband being killed by a panda float at the Rose Bowl parade after confessing of his affair with the local weather girl. Helen is shocked and humilated as she also finds out her husband has left her completely broke. Helen is a strong and brave woman who moves forward in her life as a working single mother. The author, Lian Dolan, is a classics major herself so she integrates this into her novel with ease. Helen's life takes a bumpy but exciting ride while she discovers her self worth and in the end, love. It's a light and easy read with a happy ending!