As editor-in-chief of Lady Fair magazine,
she’s got influence and fame, a social calendar as packed as her
closet, and a gorgeous attorney boyfriend. Jerry is successful,
loving, and ready to settle down. As for Marge—she just feels
exhausted. Maybe that explains her weak knees and fluttering
heartbeat when she runs into Sam Packard, her high-school crush.
always understand Marge’s dreams, but their connection was
undeniable. Marge isn’t that awestruck girl anymore—but for the
first time in her life, she has no idea which path to follow. Maybe
the answer is to step back, take a doctor-ordered European vacation,
and explore exactly what and who makes her happy. The answers might
surprise everyone—especially Marge…
This was a lovely book! I loved the characters and what they represent. But, on the other hand, I had issues with the writing. This is why I have decreased my rating a little. I’ll get to that in a bit.
Let me tell you a little about the story and how the characters fit in. Marge has always wanted to become chief editor for an important fashion magazine. All her teenage life she has studied fashion, worked for the school paper, learned all she needed to know to achieve her dream. And guess what? She did it. She is one of the strongest women in the business. Everybody is depended on her and all expect her to be there. She is known and stalked by media, has little time dedicated to herself and a somehow platonic relationship with Jerry. Jerry has been with her for longer than she could have imagined. Probably because his job is as demanding as hers, or even probably because he truly loves the girl. If she could only find the time to dedicate herself truly to the man standing next to her.
All is well until she is reunited with Sam. He was her childhood crush, the popular guy in school. They almost had something, until Sam broke it off suddenly. He had his own dreams to follow and still regarded Marge as a kid with impossible expectations. To his surprise, she is as beautiful as ever and, to her surprise, he is as good looking as ever.
If Jerry is more like an equal to Marge, like a stable point in her crazy busy life, Sam is a reminder of a time when the only expectations she had to meet were her own and the only responsibilities she had were school and the self-imposed ones. Question is: will she keep the life she has, or risk it?
The author has created such amazing characters and at least I was able to identify myself with Marge. But the writing was not to my liking that much. The action felt dragged and there are many descriptive paragraphs that could have been missed. Oh, many times it is mentioned in the book that Marge has a certain age and she is too old for crushes. She is not even 40 yet! And one is never old for love 🙂
All in all, it was an enjoyable read and I’ve discovered great characters. I would recommend this book especially to all the hard working ladies out there. It’s something ya’all can learn from Marge. Happy Reading! 3.5 stars.
grew up in New York City, married her college sweetheart, and
went with him to Germany for a year while he was in the Army and
where she worked as a telex operator and mail clerk. They then moved
to Austria where Joan spent five years teaching at an international
school. She is the mother of three wonderful girls and the
grandmother of a super-wonderful grandson. Joan was also a secretary,
social investigator, and psychiatric researcher, before entering law
school and eventually becoming a corporate attorney. In addition to
her years in Europe, Joan has lived in Pittsburgh, Chicago, and, for
18 years, Salt Lake City. At last, she has closed the circle and
returned to her first and most beloved—New York City.
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