Glenda Fieldston is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with her seven-year-old daughter, Astrid, when Eugene Lerman comes walking by with his eight-year-old daughter, Meredith, a schoolmate of Astrid’s. The families spot each other, Glenda and Eugene engage in long-range cursory assessments, and then they go their separate ways. But not for long. Glenda and Eugene cross paths professionally soon after, and circumstances at work bring them into close association. So begins a friendship fraught with complications. Glenda’s independence is self-imposed and fierce. Eugene’s was foisted on him by a wife who left him. Although Glenda’s and Eugene’s personal demons are incompatible, their longings are, confoundedly, in harmony. Their cautious friendship is further inhibited by past and present relationships, and it remains to be seen if they can break out of their set ways to make a break for uncharted love. Review
Glenda and Eugene, who met at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art, begin a relationship with many complications. They are very set in their ways and have to work at it if they are going to find love together. It won't be easy, since there are other roadblocks involved. Overall, I found it to be a realistic, entertaining read.
Prices/Formats: $2.99 ebook, $14.95 paperback
Genre: Family Life, Romance
Release: May 10, 2017
Publisher: River Grove
ISBN: 9781632991225 Click to add to your Goodreads list.
About the Author
Claudia Riess is a Vassar graduate who has worked in the editorial departments of The New Yorker magazine and Holt, Rinehart and Winston books and has edited several art history monographs. Her first novel, “Reclining Nude,” was published by Stein and Day. Oliver Sacks, author of “Awakenings,” had said her first book was “exquisite—and delicate… a most courageous book, full of daring—a daring only possible to a passionate and pure heart.”
The author divides her time between the Hamptons and Manhattan with her husband, Bob.