In this novel and surprisingly romantic second-chance-at-love story between 43-year-old Lily and Christopher, the 59-year-old love of her life, both characters become better, more confident people as a result of their relationship. Unfortunately, the author does a better job at characterization than she does at storytelling. Some unclear and/or clunky transitions in time disrupt the narrative flow. A bigger problem—strongly foreshadowed by the hero becoming narrator—and a likely turn-off to readers, is the untraditional, uneasy and overly long separation between the couple that occurs in the final third.
Date Submitted: July 09, 2016