"Exciting relationship drama"
Everyone who knows Carolina Mountcastle has to feel a bit
of envy even as they like and admire the almost fortyish
woman. Caroline is happily married to a stud Lyon, who
loves her as if they just met. They have a wonderful
adjusted teenager Richie. Finally she runs a very
successful florist shop in Manhattan that is thriving, as
the elite seem to always want her to do their functions.
Perhaps the only downturn is that Lyon spends a lot of time
conducting business in Amsterdam.
However, Carolina's ideal world crashes when she receives
the call from Dutch police officer Verhoeven that her
spouse suffered a fatal heart attack. Thinking she hit
rock bottom, Carolina's comfort zone collapses further when
she learns her beloved husband kept a woman in Amsterdam
and sired a child with her. As she struggles to adjust to
the betrayal, her florist business comes under attack from
a ruthless foe with no scruples. Only her brother, and to
a lesser degree her son, and Seth Foster appear in her
court unless she can forgive and forget in order to embrace
THE BEST IS YET TO COME is an exciting relationship drama
that focuses mostly on Carolina, but indirectly on Lyon
through the thoughts of several cast members. The story
line is at its finest when the tale centers on Carolina and
those close to her. The characters are well written except
for the unnecessary devious competitor who makes Cruella de
Ville seem like Mother Theresa in comparison. Still,
readers will take pleasure from Judith Gould's
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 15, 2002
Carolina Mountcastle has everything she could ever want: a
sexy, attentive husband, a terrific teenage son, and a
successful career as a florist and decorator in New York.
Then, without warning, tragedy strikes. Carolina's husband,
an international business executive, suffers a fatal heart
attack. Reeling from grief and shock, Carolina receives an
even more devastating blow: He was having a long-term
affair with a woman in Amsterdam. They shared a home-and a
child. Shattered by her husband's betrayal, and obsessed
with this "other woman," Carolina travels to Amsterdam to
find her, intent on revenge. But forced to confront the
truth about her marriage and the man she thought she knew,
Carolina discovers her own inner strength-and opens her
heart to new possibilities.
Poignant and passionate, this is Judith Gould's richest
novel yet-the tale of a woman who finds the courage to
heal, to forgive, and to love again.