THE RELUCTANT TROPHY WIFE ISBN 978152057-6602
Judith Petres Balogh, author
The Reluctant Trophy Wife is a modern tale about two basically decent people, who are fatally mismatched. A crime is committed in their summer house. Although not involved Clyde worries that the news could hurt his career and social status. To avoid the harrasment of the media he sends his wife Lena, much against her will, on a long vacation. She settles in a serene Europena village where she befriends a witty, artistic and wise older Protestant woman and a Catholic priest. The combined influence of the two new friends, their fascinating conversations during idyllic al fresco luncheons and the various experiences she encounters in this foreign country cause her to examine her reluctant side and the basic questions of existence. The end of her story has a rather unexpected conclusion, but in the process she gradually changes into a selfpossessed, modern woman with unshakable values.