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A fair share of real-life, real-person experiences and feelings with a dose of romantic daydream-type thinking
Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2015
This is a relatively short (novella?) romance story for older women who, after having “completed” a marriage and child-raising, wonder if they’ve let themselves become overly occupied with work and are maybe missing out in other areas of life.
The heroine Marie clearly has an extremely goal-oriented personality, and the author does a fine job of showing the character through dialogue, both external and internal. Told in first-person, the pace of the sentences and the story reflect the character’s personality.
The author balances a fair share of real-life, real-person experiences and feelings with a dose of romantic daydream-type thinking, which is most probably the reality most of us share, at all ages. This story will prompt you to think about older women’s expectations of relationships and their skill at establishing them.