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In Pat Booth's most deeply satisfying novel yet, Carol McCabe, Tessa Anderson, and Rachel Richardson - three women each at a crossroads in her life - meet by chance at the Hacienda Inn, a luxurious Santa Fe health spa. All came to prepare for the challenges that face them as they turn forty. Carol is determined to become her own woman after the breakup of her marriage, perhaps even to realize her artistic dreams. Tessa, left in financial ruin by her husband's death a year ago, is about to jump into the ...
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In Pat Booth's most deeply satisfying novel yet, Carol McCabe, Tessa Anderson, and Rachel Richardson - three women each at a crossroads in her life - meet by chance at the Hacienda Inn, a luxurious Santa Fe health spa. All came to prepare for the challenges that face them as they turn forty. Carol is determined to become her own woman after the breakup of her marriage, perhaps even to realize her artistic dreams. Tessa, left in financial ruin by her husband's death a year ago, is about to jump into the pressure-cooker world of New York real estate. And Rachel, a high-powered television journalist, longs for the simple things in life, for the romance, marriage, and children that Carol and Tessa have enjoyed. If only they were one woman, they would be complete. Each possesses what the others need, and the three become friends. But as Carol, Tessa, and Rachel set off toward self-fulfillment, they meet a man who will transform all of their lives: Charles Ford, the rancher and artist who owns the Hacienda Inn, a magnetic millionaire who grieves for a lost love. To Carol he is an artistic mentor. To Tessa he is the aristocrat who represents the security she needs. To Rachel he is the magical partner she has searched all her life to find. All grow to love him, and he helps each of them to realize her dream, yet none of the three women knows that the others are rivals for Charles's affections. And only one will hear him say, "Marry me..."
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Every woman on the loose is looking for a good man, according to Booth's latest heart-strummer (after All for Love), but it seems as if there's only one left. He's the melancholy Charles Ford, mystical rancher, stalled artist and part owner of the Hacienda, a Santa Fe spa where Booth's three heroines come for some post-holiday nutritional detox. Charles may be arrogant and improbable, with a penchant for pontificating, but he's still the obvious prescription for what ails disenchanted TV personality Rachel Richardson, who has glamour but craves a spouse and children; artist Carol McCabe, whose husband has a wandering eye; and Tessa Andersen, mysteriously bereft of both husband and wealth, who must find a way to support her young daughter. Who will wind up with Charles? Or will all three, one way and another? Through an implausible series of misunderstandings and coincidences, the action moves everyone to Manhattan, the Mediterranean and Connecticut before returning to New Mexico for a too speedy denouement. The characters tend toward caricature (Charles even comes with a white horse and black cape), and Booth's writing tends toward soap ("Oh, Matt. . . . Can you give me the life I need?"), but this novel is nevertheless an unabashed page-turner. Major ad/promo; Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club selections; translation rights: Janklow & Nesbit. (Apr.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780783818658
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 9/1/1996
  • Series: G. K. Hall Core Series
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 6.37 (w) x 9.51 (h) x 1.24 (d)

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