"A good read with a fanciful plot"
Three months ago in Winfield, Massachusetts husband and
father Paul Driver died in a car accident. Though he did
not want to marry his wife, Sally when she became pregnant,
he finally did and Sally thought they had a pleasant but
not passionate life together. Following a period of
grieving, Sally begins to go through his things. However to
her shock, she finds love letters from a mysterious Laura
written to Paul. She rushes over to see the executor,
Paul's best friend, Todd Sloane about the letters and a
life insurance stipulation.
Like Sally, Todd is stunned to learn that Paul had a
lover he never told him about. Needing closure also, the
two agrees to search out for Laura to learn more about
Paul. On the road to discovery, the two opposites begin to
fall in love, but feel guilt as their loyalties to the
deceased Paul keeps both of them from taking the next step
towards a permanent relationship.
LOOKING FOR LAURA is a pleasant contemporary romance
that will entertain readers, but is not quite at the level
of quality expected from Judith Arnold. The story line
contains an interesting dilemma as the lead protagonists
find love with one another, but their mutual acquaintance
though dead lingers in the back of their minds. The
problem with the tale is that Paul is written as a cheater
rather than a person who deeply loved someone else while
reluctantly remaining married for the sake of his daughter.
Fans who enjoy a tale similar to It Happened One Night but
not as good will want to read this sad yet amusing romance
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 13, 2001