"warm and poignant tale"
After they celebrate his birthday at a restaurant, on
their way back to their Minneapolis home, Paul Thornton
drops a bombshell on his wife of two decades Pamela.
Without any warning or sign he tells her he's divorcing
her and intends to marry Dana, the woman he is running a
church program with. Paul also says that he and his
intended are moving to California where he has a new job
waiting for him.
At first Pamela can't function, rejecting the well-meaning
kindness of her friends and church until Starla offers the
use of a summer cabin at Sunset Lake. Pamela finds peace
there and reconnects with an old school friend who is a
famous composer of Christian music. Pamela hopes that
Paul will return to her, but as time goes by she realizes
that she has to get on with her life. She takes her
photography career in a new direction, buys a winterized
cabin, and slowly starts to let go of the past to the
point where one day she hopes to forgive Paul and Dana.
The heroine is a strong, tough and independent woman even
though she is unaware of these qualities that make her a
survivor. Paul is made too easy to dislike because he has
carried on for years with Dana and he is emotionally cruel
to his wife by telling her he never loved her. Readers
hearts will go out to the woman scorned and hope she can
let go of her anger to take a second chance at love. This
is a warm and poignant tale that will leave readers
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 4, 2003