Saturday, December 14, 2013

That Part Was True by Deborah McKinlay

Eve Petworth writes a fan letter to American novelist Jack Cooper and finds a kindred soul.  Both are near fifty, love cooking, and are at a crossroads with the relationships in their respective lives.  Eve has been divorced for years and is struggling with helping her daughter plan her wedding since they haven't been close. Jack's wife has recently left him for a woman and he wonders if he should start dating again.  In their letters to each other (Eve lives in Britain, Jack in the Hamptons), they are able to express their innermost thoughts and feelings.  After corresponding for awhile, Jack wants to meet in Paris, but Eve is hesitant.  Should they meet or will seeing each other ruin the special relationship they have created?  That Part Was True is reminiscent of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand and is a cozy, heartwarming read.  It will be published in February.

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