Once Again, Now

Published By: Moo Press

Book Category: Fiction, Romance

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Reviewed by Kathy Perschmann, Chanhassen (MN) Librarian

Kate Harris lives in Westchester County, New York. At 59, she has two children and has been a widow for almost a year. She was dependent on her father, then on her husband Bob. When Bob died she felt at a loss as to what to do with her life, and who she was.

Kate meets Mac McCord at a party in March, a gorgeous, strong, formidable security expert. They fall madly in love. As her romance with Mac develops, he learns to play tennis with her, and she learns to shoot, a hobby of his. She also takes computer classes, and decides to pursue a career in the travel industry. They marry in October, and travel to the Middle East for their honeymoon. Then they return to a flurry of activity--as they sell her home and find a new one. Her new job at a travel agency is put on hold, as she is just too busy.

It turns out Mac had already bought the house of his dreams, and fortunately Kate loves it, too. Mac of course adds tons of security to the house, in addition to a shooting range and a workout room. On the one-year anniversary of the day they met, they are planning a house warming party and start their busy day with an early morning run, when their lives are shattered by a drunk driver veering onto the footpath.

Her children and Mac's daughter are there to support her, and so is her long-time friend Ron Turner, an attorney who recently lost his wife to cancer and is dealing with his own grief. Kate faces true evil at the terrifying conclusion of the book, and discovers who she has become, and how strong she really is.

Armchair Interviews says: This is an inspiring and romantic story of one woman's path to self-knowledge and self-sufficiency--a superb first novel.

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