Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Love Of Her Life-Harriet Evans

The Love Of Her Life
Harriet Evans
Downtown, Jun 2009, $15.00
ISBN: 9781439113158

In London Kate Miller loves her job and her fiancé Sean. However, she learns some truths about the man she was planning to marry and decides to end their engagement, quit her job, and cross the pond. She knows she will miss her home, her family her friends, and especially Mac who under other circumstances might have been the one.

After two years in the States, Kate comes home after her stepmom calls to say her dad wants to see her as he recuperates from an emergency kidney transplant operation. Her return has her looking back at what if she chose fight not flight, but not for Sean; she considers her running away cost her Mac and her family yet maybe it is time to run away again to avoid being rejected.

THE LOVE OF HER LIFE is a fascinating character study of a woman who chooses flight and fright over fight. Kate is an interesting protagonist who detests confrontation so avoids it even if that means moving across the Atlantic. Although the opening chapters are difficult to classify in terms of time, readers will enjoy watching the “Old Kate” evolve into the “New Kate” though in fact they are the same essence with just a little more maturity.

Harriet Klausner

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