Joan Medlicott takes a break from her Ladies of Covington series in this book that follows Claire Bennett, a successful New York antiques dealer, who has to rebuild her life after the death of her husband. Like many of us, Claire has unspoken sorrows, suppressed anger, and difficulties with family members. It takes Claire some time to accept that her husband has died. Once she does, she looks for a new man to fill that void, but the real path to wholeness is through rapprochement with her estranged adult children. Claire’s daughter has recently moved to Weaverville where she and her fiance settle on his family’s farm. Much of the action takes place in Buncombe County, with many references to shops and sites in the area. This novel lacks the humor of the Covington books, but it tells a satisfying story of one woman’s journey to wholeness.
Check this title’s availability in the UNC-Chapel Hill Library catalog.