The Equation

Overview

Sarah Thompson was stunningly beautiful, compassionate, and unblemished. The only thing she wasn't was eighteen. Her talent was writing, her nemesis-math.

Enter Travis Hall-highly disciplined and accustomed to getting what he wanted. A master at math, Travis comes to teach at Sarah's high school in 1962 after suffering a life altering event. His plan hadn't anticipated Sarah, whose aqua blue eyes seduce him, but whose open heart teaches him how to love. During tutoring sessions ...

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Overview

Sarah Thompson was stunningly beautiful, compassionate, and unblemished. The only thing she wasn't was eighteen. Her talent was writing, her nemesis-math.

Enter Travis Hall-highly disciplined and accustomed to getting what he wanted. A master at math, Travis comes to teach at Sarah's high school in 1962 after suffering a life altering event. His plan hadn't anticipated Sarah, whose aqua blue eyes seduce him, but whose open heart teaches him how to love. During tutoring sessions their mutual attraction grows into admiration overcoming their opposite natures. Passions simmer while their forbidden love is left unspoken taking each of them on a journey of the heart. As the year ends, Sarah remains off limits, the only prize he can't claim-though that doesn't mean that he can let her go.

The Equation chronicles a compelling tale of unrequited love that spans decades, from Long Island, New York, to the great American Southwest. This epic story stirs the heart in all of us who have looked back across the bridge of time to touch the hand of the one we never forgot and always loved.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
03/24/2014
In Hill's novel, set in 1962, 16-year-old Sarah Thompson prefers the emotional intensity of English to the cold calculations of math, while algebra teacher Travis Hall discovers passion in his captivating yet inexperienced student. After she challenges Travis to imbue algebra with feeling, Sarah's grudging admiration blossoms into secret and forbidden love that smolders against a backdrop of societal taboo. Will devotion unite two hearts or is love's equation unsolvable? This sentimental and unsubtle homage to romantic love suffers from choppy, unrealistic dialogue and stiff plotting. Hill's attempt to marry math and heartache is admirable, as is her emphasis on emotional commitment at the expense of fleshly desire. Unfortunately, her novel fails in its exploration of these grand themes and frequently reads like a melodramatic tearjerker.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781490313252
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/4/2013
  • Pages: 460
  • Sales rank: 706,916
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Judith and her husband reside in a rural setting in the mid-west. Her former work in public relations and protocol within the travel industry and the US Department of Commerce has given her a broad perspective from which she draws inspiration. Along with their three children, the family farm has sheltered a wealth of wild life including horses, ponies, four dogs and two cats. The Equation is her debut novel.
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