"A down-home, middle-American romance with a twist\""
The town of Whiterock was founded in 1888 by the
enterprising Abner Carruthers, a man who taught his
children and his children's children that no matter the
difficultly, Whiterock was home. Now the Carruthers clan is
dying out, the only people left are Sally and her father,
who suffers from Alzheimer's disease. Sally has given up
her costuming career to come home and nurse her father
through his last years, but her sacrifice has taken its
toll on her heart and her mind. Genuinely weary, all Sally
wants is to make sure her father dies in his own house.
Enter Gus Loring -- a man running from his past. For three
years he's drifted across the country, finding work where
he can and moving on when things get too tough. He drifts
into a delivery job that brings him to straight to
Whiterock, and Sally Carruther's doorstep.
What neither Gus nor Sally realizes is that Whiterock is
more than the simple town that it seems to be, and that
Whiterock is dying. Population loss has sucked the life out
of the entity that is the town, and, in a desperate drive
for survival, Whiterock itself decides to play matchmaker.
AN IMPROBABLE SOLUTION is one of those down-home middle-
American romances that celebrate ordinary people working
through their everyday hardships and finding love, family,
and community along the way. The paranormal twist to the
novel, Whiterock's sentience and its relationship to Sally,
is reminiscent of the legendary connection between King
Arthur and his kingdom of Camelot. It gives the story a
nice bit of spice. It's a tale of two people who are
hurting and alone who find solace and love in each other.
Glad is wonderful at this type of writing, the characters
feel like people you'd meet next door, people you would
like and like to meet. Sexually speaking, while there isn't
a lot going on, overall, what intimate contact Gus and
Sally do have is emotionally charged and as engrossing as
the rest of the storyline. For anyone who can appreciate an
emotionally gripping, dreamily slow romance, this book is
Reviewed by Ann Leveille
Posted July 27, 2002
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 19, 2006