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Taylor Holland, forty-six, is a professor of women's studies at Michigan State University. She has been married for nearly twenty years to a criminology professor, Paul Holland, and has a ...
Taylor Holland, forty-six, is a professor of women's studies at Michigan State University. She has been married for nearly twenty years to a criminology professor, Paul Holland, and has a nineteen-year-old daughter, Audra, attending Oxford University.
After ignoring the underlying tensions in her marriage, they come into greater focus when Taylor receives a phone call from a hot new reality television series that reunites old lovers, called Forever Sweethearts. She is invited to appear on the show with her first love and college sweetheart, Vaughn Mitchell.
Taylor had not seen Vaughn in twenty-five years--not since he inexplicably broke off their engagement, leaving her devastated and disillusioned. Though wary of going down that road again, Taylor agrees to participate in the reality series' reunion in New York City.
Taylor hopes that by doing so she can finally put closure to that part of her life, where feelings and frustrations had continued to linger. She had not counted on Vaughn's determination to "make things right" or her renewed attraction to him.
Vaughn Mitchell, forty-seven, is a Harvard Law School graduate and corporate lawyer living in Chicago. Divorced with a twenty-year-old daughter, Nicole, Vaughn seeks out his first love for old times' sake, stirring up memories and desires neither can ignore.
After reuniting on Forever Sweethearts, a reluctant Taylor begins corresponding with Vaughn by e-mail, leading to discovery, rediscovery, passion, promise, and the bridging of twenty-five years that were lost in time, distance, and regrets.
Forever Sweethearts will remind readers of other heartwarming relationship novels written by some of today's bestselling authors such as Nicholas Sparks, Kristin Hannah, Richard Paul Evans, Danielle Steel, Nicholas Evans, and Jodi Picoult.
FOREVER SWEETHEARTS is a wonderful and nostalgic love story that reminds me of such moving tales as Bridges of Madison County, Summer Harbor, and The Notebook.
When Taylor Holland, a Michigan State University professor, and Vaughn Mitchell, her college sweetheart, reunite after twenty-five years on a reality television series called, Forever Sweethearts, it brings back old memories and regrets, as well as reawakens desires and romance between the two. Flowers does a masterful job in connecting the past with the present and telling a realistic tale of young and mature love that spans nearly four decades and makes us all believe in second chances to make things right. Highly recommended!