THE LOST WIFE by Alyson Richman, (c) 2011. The beginning of this story takes place in prewar Prague where Lenka a young art student marries Josef who is studying medicine. Then the Nazi invasion tears them apart. Josef who now lives the life of a successful obstetrician in America believes his wife died during the war, but Lenka survived relying on her skills as an artist and the memories of her young husband. Now here it is decades later they have a chance encounter in New York. Will they rekindle their love? Did their love survive too?
THE VIEW FROM HERE by Cindy Myers, (c) 2012. I really enjoyed this second chance at love story. Here’s a 39 year old divorcee named Maggie Carter who recently inherited her father’s estate- if you want to call it that. Her father was a mentally wounded Vietnam veteran who abandoned his wife and baby daughter. Maggie never met him as a child or growing up, there was just one photo of him hold Maggie as a baby. Now she’s staying in Colorado in the old miner’s cabin her father lived in for the last 7 years. Besides the cabin she inherited a gold mine called The French Mistress. She’s been settling into a new life and making friends with the townsfolk there. Maybe she’ll even fall in love. OKay so she does fall in love, she gets her second chance BUT, it’s a good read!
MY ONE AND ONLY by Kristan Higgins, (c) 2011. I would call this a “second chance at love” type of romance novel! Go ahead and read it. It’s funny how 34 year old divorce lawyer Harper James and her architect ex-husband Nick fumble through their relationship after they meet up again for the first time since their divorce 12 years earlier, when they become maid of honor and best man at their sibling’s wedding. I really enjoyed this book, and I hope you will too!