Marriage: A Duet
In the first novella, A Married Woman, Caroline Betts keeps a careful vigil over her husband's deathbed. For 40 years, she had been a devoted wife. But during one awful moment in their otherwise good marriage, her husband William was in love with someone else. A...more
first one, I ached with the main character as she waded through the minefields women can experience in marriage, in even seemingly perfect marriages. I mourned with her the lost opportunities and moments of the ...more
I loved everything about this book. From the elegant way it is written, to the gradual build up of events, to the realistic portrayal of the characters, to the endings that tug at the corner of the reader's heart (the book is composed of two novellas). Anne Fleming is one gifted writer.
"And if you were married the way she was, right to the nerve endings, you lived, she saw now, in particular peril. That was the joke. Mediocre marria ...more