Normandie Fischer is at it again–illustrating the complex heart of the mature woman. Hers aren’t the novels of first love and high hopes for the future. They aren’t aimed at fresh-faced youngsters looking for romance–and a husband, children, and a house with a white picket fence. They’re aimed at women who have already been there, and wear the tarnish to prove it.
After years of marriage and raising two children–now adults–Samantha “Sam” Ransom got tossed out by her husband and caught by her childhood friend-turned-lover. Big Mistake #2.
Her remedy is to get away from everyone and everything, so she heads to Italy, ostensibly to visit her daughter who is studying there, but primarily to sort out the question many women face as they mature: How could I be so stupid?
By the time she’s faced with a new possibility of loving and being loved, the only conclusion she has reached is that she can’t trust her own judgment. Best not to climb out on that limb a second time.
As always, Normandie’s portrayal of the kind of pain and confusion a rejected woman bears is spot on. Her promise of hope and healing through reliance on God and His grace is also spot on.
As a Women’s Fiction writer, Normandie knows the heart of women–which earns her another five stars!
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