- File Size: 341 KB
- Print Length: 117 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1542722799
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Crooked Cat Publishing (October 7, 2014)
- Publication Date: October 7, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00O4FFU5C
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,556,967 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Ann, married to a man fifteen years her senior, learns the true meaning of loss. Robert faces each work week with reluctance and he longs to retire. Ann is in love and blessed with a new baby, a new circle of friends and the drive to do a university degree. She helps with the family business, enjoys bookkeeping and thrives on the common ground she now shares with Robert. But as the years go by, Robert begins to withdraw and she can’t help feeling deprived. And she can’t help comparing her past with her present, one man with another.
Ann addresses most of life’s changes stoically, the birth of a baby, motherhood, the final years before the children leave the nest and a car accident. All these are possible with good support. But when that support comes at a price, when it’s too reluctant to notice and too weak to take the reins, she must face it all alone. And loneliness is torture when present in a marriage.
The overriding feature of this book is discovery and Ann’s reinvention of herself. I wonder at her frailty, her willingness to abandon real love for counterfeit. Or was it a foreshadowing of what was to come? All she’s left with is disillusionment and she prays for things she cannot have. Things God won’t give her - except a place to reflect on her life, a place where Jesus once walked. A place where she turns full circle and finds the truth. The author skillfully manages to convey a poignant story that readers can identify with, a story that will make you think. A story that might just stop you in your tracks especially if you’re about to make a life-changing decision.
The novel's themes at times seem similar to Anne Tyler's poignant novels that examine relationship through close observance.