Everything Claire Raphael has she's earned. On her own. The hard way. She built her part-time business up from nothing and made it successful through her imagination, creativity, and hard work. She has two great children and Dennis, a husband she loves completely.
Then, one evening, when Claire returns from a difficult business trip, Dennis hands her divorce papers along with a court order to vacate their house. Claire is devastated. She had no idea her marriage was on the brink of disaster, that Dennis had been planning this ambush for weeks, if not months, or that her hectic but happy life was about to come crashing down around her.
Claire doesn't know where to turn or whom to trust. But in a few short weeks she learns what so many women have had to discover—that when the going gets tough, a woman's as tough as she needs to be.
I thought the topics of divorce, betrayal, love and especially parenthood were well covered in this book. This is the second book I’ve read by Barbara Delinsky and definitely not the last. Her writing is smart, engrossing and sensual without being crass. I’m a fan.45
I am used to Ms. Delinsky's characters having complex personalities and strength. Either I was busy being angry at Claire's female Walter Mitty victimization or at the ludicrous manner in which the judicial system is portrayed. I mean, really??? The sexual attraction between Claire and her business partner seemed to offer no spark at all. Perhaps this was because our heroine was "flat.". First and I hope last book in which I will be disappointed.15