"A beautiful relationship drama"
When he accepted the teaching position at a private
school, former businessman Hal Marsh and his wife Hannah
sell their Durham home. They relocate with their two
children to Rural Ridge, North Carolina so he can work in
nearby Asheville. At a neighborhood gathering, Hannah
meets her childhood friend and heroine Daintry O'Connor, a
banker married to an Episcopalian priest. Years ago,
Daintry and Hannah had a falling out that destroyed their
forever friendship. Daintry cops a rude cold attitude
while Hannah at first is a bit more enthusiastic about
seeing her old buddy.
Still, in spite of Daintry's nasty aloofness, the move
seems perfect for the seventeen years married couple and
their son and daughter. Everything changes when Hannah
meets Daintry's husband, Peter Whicker. Hannah and Peter
are attracted to one another and plan on having an affair.
However, Hannah has doubts, not because of the moral issue
of spousal fidelity, but because of the memory of what she
once had with Daintry.
EVEN NOW is an intriguing look at the memories of a
childhood friendship juxtaposed against adult realities.
The story line moves with purpose slowly forward allowing
the audience the opportunity to see into the souls of the
key characters with an emphasis on the confused Hannah.
Readers who enjoy a pleasant look at two women sharing a
past, a present, and a questionable future will find Susan
S. Kelly's tale a warm reading experience.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 9, 2001