When his much younger friend asked wealthy Warren
Bancroft for a place to hide for a while, he arranges for
investor Sam Butler to stay at Shelter Rock Cove, Maine.
Warren also manipulated the staying at a nearby beach
cottage of Annie Galloway. The widow struggles to regain
her life ever since her spouse Kevin died leaving her with
quite a debt and a loss of innocence.
Warren loves Sam and Annie and hopes by bringing these
two deserving people together, a loving match will form.
However, Kevin's mother Claudia refuses to allow Annie to
move on feeling that would be an affront to the memory of
her cherished son. She believes Sam cheated Annie with
their real estate deal and is still interfering with her
former daughter-in-law. As Sam and Annie begin to fall in
love, Claudia is like a ghost from the past reminding Annie
that Kevin was forever.
Barbara Bretton has written a powerful relationship
drama loaded with angst and emotion as the past and the
future clash within Annie with the catalyst being the key
secondary characters causing the skirmishes that tear at
her gut. The story line provides the audience with a
poignant character study as readers travel deep into the
souls of the lead couple and the support cast. Anyone who
enjoys a passionate look inside the hearts and souls of the
prime players will find A SOFT PLACE TO FALL a solid book
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 25, 2001