If Not Now …

Book excerpt

She sat on the chair by the window, remembering a ballet she’d seen years ago. Towards the end, the dancers had peeled away the garments of one of their troupe, layer by layer, until he was all but naked in the spotlight. She felt like that dancer – other people tearing away her protective layers.

If Not Now …

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by Denyse Devlin

Just when she has resigned herself to being alone long-term, Marina ffrench, a widow in her forties, meets Luke Delahunt in Morocco and falls in love all over again. A midlife relationship, she thinks, will be straightforward ― kids reared, careers established, mortgages almost paid off….

However, midlife passion carries excess baggage. Luke may have a gorgeous villa on the Italian Lakes, but he also has an eccentric mother, an ex-lover who is as invasive as dry rot, and a son embroiled in a suspect engagement. And Marina’s own life is equally complicated, given the number of stray souls that are turning up in her Cork home. As she and Luke learn to navigate love the second time around, will their efforts to find an ending that suits everyone destroy their own chance of happiness?

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