Love Is Forever
Ellen Carter, author
Dr. Julia Crane has worked hard all her life. She has put herself through college by taking out student loans, playing all kinds of gigs, and teaching. She is beginning her second year as Instructor of Music at Chapman State University, a small Liberal Arts college in Northern Kentucky. David Jennings Cooper, however, secured his undergraduate degree with an athletic scholarship which paid for everything. After graduation, he signed a multi-million dollar contract with a professional basketball team. After eight years in the pros and a severe knee injury, David has retired and has taken an assistant coaching job at Chapman State, where basketball is king. Julia meets the handsome, black coach when he visits her on a Saturday to discuss why his basketball players are failing Julia’s Music Appreciation class. Julia is not a fan of athletes. She thinks student athletes get too many advantages that ordinary students do not get, but David assures her that his students will do their school work, or they will not play. David’s attitude toward education surprises Julia. Despite her resentment of athletes, she finds that she enjoys spending time with him and before long, they discover that they have real feelings for each other. Love Is Forever is set against the backdrop of a university campus and follows David and Julia from their first meeting in October to an exciting run in the NCAA tournament, to the final chapter in May. A life threatening accident finds Julia’s life in jeopardy, but David’s love and devotion helps her recover, and they find the happiness they both want.