By Susan X. Meagher
Abby Graham is uncommonly stunning, chuffed and content material along with her lifestyles, but if she reveals herself a widow only a week earlier than her fortieth birthday, the safe international that she inspiration was once everlasting is unexpectedly on very shaky floor. suffering to paintings via her grief, she consistently places her children’s wishes first, leaving little time for herself.
Five years later her youngest baby leaves for faculty and Abby makes a decision to kick commence a brand new hire on existence through returning to the relationship scene, in addition to reworking the yard of her domestic into an oasis of good looks and tranquility.
She hires Clancy O’Connor, a high-spirited younger panorama architect who's attempting to construct a enterprise and hopes to get thoughts from Abby’s upper-class social circle. Clancy develops a significant weigh down at the appealing widow sooner than their first assembly is completed. it is a recipe for heartache; although Abby turns out remarkably pleased with Clancy’s lesbianism, Clancy is not able to visualize that Abby will be prepared to take the jump given the diversities of their age, type, wealth and lifestyles.
As Abby unearths extra of herself to Clancy in the course of their many hours of session, the relationship among them starts to spark. After a night of small intimacies and shared desires, the ladies can not struggle their mutual hope. even if Abby has her doubts concerning the destiny, she and Clancy embark on a torrid love affair…but all too quickly a hazard develops that can break the tentative bond that holds them together.
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