How life’s most unexpected events can change even the closest of relationships.
Norm Armstein, a successful but lonely executive, has long been devoted to his sister-in-law. Bev is married to Norm’s brother, and for years has been the prisoner of a small town and his brother’s neglect.
But when Norm mistakes a stranger for her during a children’s play practice, he is charmed to the point of infatuation. Charmed by someone new, that is. Forgotten is Bev, whom Norm has always cherished — and secretly pined for.
The stranger is Harriet Anderson, a Shakespearean scholar who teaches at a Brooklyn college. As beautiful as she is kind, she weakens Norm’s oldest and strongest devotions: to Bev, and to his career.
Faced with affectionate prospects for the first time in his life, Norm now must choose. And in the process, discover in his fifth decade of life who he is.
BookPleasures: “Intellectual conversations, discussions about Shakespeare, direct involvement in each other’s careers, and one man’s hope to rid himself of his guilt ridden past, author Ward Jones weaves a story that is so well crafted, very written and thought provoking as you enter the heart, mind and lives of both Norm and Harriet and hope they permanently unite.”
Aisle B: “… a prime example that ‘Love knows no age’ and that anything is possible.”
Midwest Book Review: “Romance can lead you in some strange paths in life. “After Isaactown” tells the story of one Norm Arnstein, who lusts over what he cannot have, his brother’s wife. Wrapping himself in his legal practice as reconciliation, he forgoes romance until he meets a most unusual woman. A novel of love where you never expected it, “After Isaactown” is a thoughtful and very highly recommended read, not to be missed.”
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