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381 pages, Mass Market Paperback
First published May 3, 2016
She was very, very thankful for her modest, pretty cottage and her independent employment and lonely existence. No, not lonely – solitary.
What had occurred to his mind last night was that marriage might bring him companionship, possible a real friendship. Perhaps even someone in the nature of a soul mate. And yes, someone to lie beside him in bed at night to soothe his loneliness and provide the regular pleasure of sex.
Or is there a chance that you too would like a friend and companion all your own, that you too would like to belong exclusively to one other person and have him belong to you? Is there a chance that you would be willing to leave your life here and come to Cornwall and Penderris with me? Not just as my friend, but as my life's partner?
There was a romance of middle age too…quieter and less demonstrative, but nevertheless …well, romantic.Both George and Dora experienced life-shattering events that altered their lives, forced them to suppress their longings and aspirations but also made them better people.
You do not cling to what you love. You give it wings instead and let it fly.I love-love their mature age (48/39) and that they behave according to their age. There was no silly over drama, no constant lustful thoughts, no stupid miscommunication/misunderstandings. The protagonists’ relationship is that of mutual respect and affection that gradually turns into love.