In this debut novel, readers will meet Linda Revere, a woman who longs to experience true romance with her nerdy, practical husband of twenty-four years. Her desire to add a little pizzazz to her marriage only confuses her husband and frustrates herself. Linda struggles to ignite romance and excitement into her marriage amid the turmoil of contemporary life.
My Review: When I began reading this book, I thought it seemed goofy, but the more I read, the more I liked it and the more engaged I became. The Reveres – Jerry and Linda are an average middle class couple with two teenage children – a boy and a girl. Their marriage has settled into a comfortable routine, but Linda wants more spice – she wants ROMANCE. Jerry, who is a community college science teacher, seems to be a great husband in many ways. At first, he doesn’t understand his wife’s subtle (or not so subtle) hints for more romance in their relationship. After he does, it seems like life happens and some of it not so routine and easy. In fact, one of their children gets into a very sticky and serious situation which takes time to work it out. There are lots of connections in the story which take time to play out. All of which make the story a winner in my opinion. This book is a Christian fiction novel and Christianity is comfortably included in the family relationships, specifically prayer. This book made me laugh, cry, and kept me in some suspense at points throughout. If you enjoy Christian fiction with a large slice of family life, this book is for you!