"Deep, Complex, and Beautiful Tale"
Amanda came from a background where her parents
continually fought so she wanted to make sure that the man
she married would really be the one for her and he alone.
When she first set eyes on Graham O'Leary, Amanda felt a
flutter inside her heart. By the second date, she knew he
was the person she wanted to spend the rest of her life
with. They bought a house in Woodley, Connecticut and
spent their first year of marriage adjusting to one another.
Both want children and in their second year of marriage
try to have a baby. They fail to conceive and as the years
pass they finally visit a fertility specialist, but in
doing so some of the spark and spontaneity exit their
marriage. When THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR turns up pregnant,
everyone, even Amanda, wonders if Graham is the father?
Barbara Delinsky has written a real heartwarming drama
centering on two people who clearly love each other, but
still have problems because a key desire cannot be
fulfilled from within. The Woman Next Door shows
psychological strains, traumas, and agonies on an infertile
couple. Ms. Delinsky is on her way back to all the lists
with this deep, complex and beautiful tale.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 15, 2001