When a marriage ends and a first love reappears, Celine Lewis is about to learn that moving on is as complicated as going back.
Three years after seeing her first love, Patrick, quite by chance in London, Celine’s ten-year marriage to Mike is over and she is running her own business, called The Love Market, a professional matchmaking service in Northern England. She’s coping with the unanticipated heartbreak of a marriage ending, and her quirky twelve-year-old daughter who seems to blame her for the split.
Then, out of the blue, Patrick emails. Tempted to find out if all the old feelings can possibly still be there, she’s thrown into tailspin again when Mike has an unusual proposition for her, forcing her to question whether a divorce really means it’s over.
AUTHOR SAYS: I had often wondered if some people actually regret getting divorced, and if the pull to go back is so strong as to cast doubt on everything they thought they felt and believed. I then wondered that if such a person were seriously second-guessing themselves, then how interesting it would be if along came their first love – someone they had never completely forgotten….
Compounded by the fact that they are in the relationship business and are supposed to have answers for life’s tough romantic dilemmas!
~Paperback: 336 pages
~Publisher: Mcarthur & Co (Feb 9 2010)
PLEASE NOTE: I was only able to find this book for sale on amazon.ca
Wow, just wow. This book had so many feelings and emotions throughout it. The turmoil of a divorce and wondering if that is really the right answer. Questioning if you are doing what is right for others vs. doing what is right for you. The butterflies from seeing your first true love after many, many years. Loving someone so very much that you are able to let them go because their happiness is what matters the most to you. Happiness, sadness, guilt and joy are all beautifully wrapped up in this wonderfully written story. I think so many of us lose our first true love and I think the “what if” question can haunt us. I love that this story shares what could happen if given the chance to meet up with that person again.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
CAROL MASON was born in the North East of England and now lives with her husband in British Columbia. As a teenager she was crowned Britain’s National Smile Princess and since has worked as a model, diplomat, hotel receptionist, waitress, and advertising copywriter. She is the author of Send Me a Lover and The Secret Lives of Married Women, both of which were bestsellers in Canada.
You can find her on the web at www.carolmason.com
Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of this book to review. No other compensation was provided for my honest review.