Outside in the sunshine, with flowers and plants, Abby Adams, Susan Hill, Christopher Lloyd, and more let their creative juices flow to produce this companion to The Writer in the Garden. It too is filled with passionate observations and philosophical meanderings. Ironic, amusing, and idiosyncratic, these delightful tales are a joyful addition to the first volume. So roll up your sleeves and play in the mud while these talented writers inspire you with their words.
"OK but not really worth it."
Hours after 22-year-old Brett Allen finds her boyfriend brutally slain, she finds herself in police custody, the prime suspect. Her aunt, Caroline Masters, is summoned to act as her defense attorney. The result is a painful meeting with Brett, whom Caroline has not seen since infancy, and a confrontation with 3 people from whom she is deeply estranged: her first lover who is now the prosecutor, her half-sister, and most difficult of all, her domineering father. The story moves quickly now, opening into the police investigation and the courtroom. Yet the truths about herself and her family that Caroline ultimately uncovers are painful beyond the deepest doubts and shocking beyond the deepest fears that haunt her adult life - and make up the explosive core of the author's most powerful novel to date.
"The making of Caroline Masters"
Jake and Maggie, each fleeing a failed marriage, meet and fall in love, but their pasts provide obstacles. Jake Cantrell is suave, charming, and a brilliant electrical engineer saddened by the failure of his marriage to Amy. Maggie Sorrell is a bright and elegant interior designer. She, too, has suffered a broken marriage. In picturesque Kent, Connecticut, Jake and Maggie join a local amateur dramatics group, and are introduced.