The Katydid Effect is historical fiction and should appeal to pragmatist and romantic alike. The story follows the lives of Maryanne and Alexander Throckmorton over a period of thirteen years. In 1954, they met by chance at a roadside diner in Appleton, Wisconsin. They fell in love, married, and traveled to their new home in Pensacola, Florida. Time rolls along, and by 1967 many significant milestones have been passed. As they endeavor to establish their new lives together, they are confronted by secrets from the past and problems of the present. How they deal with these surprises and withstand the obstacles before them is the basis for this story. It is an adventure of intimate discovery that takes Alex and Annie through personal and emotional enigmas. New situations force them to navigate around the dark realities of the past and recognize the consequences of the complicated, hidden relationships of the present. Their love and trust of one another is tested, as deep secrets are revealed and force new sentiments on their lives and their love ones. The Katydid Effect puts their trials and tribulations into perspective.