To Fall in Love Again
by David Burnett
Relationships do not exist in vacuums.
Drew and Amy have fallen in love, but Drew is wealthy, and Amy is middle class. Amy is “new” in town – she and her husband moved to Charleston twenty-five years ago – while Drew’s family has lived there for three centuries. Drew lives below Broad, a code word for high society, old families, power, and money. Amy’s home is across the river.
Class warfare may be less violent than it was in the past, but when Drew invites Amy to the Saint Cecelia Ball, battle lines are drawn. In a city in which ancestry is important, the ball’s membership is passed from father to son, and only those from the oldest families attend.
Family, friends, co-workers all weigh in on their relationship and choose sides. Allies are found in unexpected places. Opposition comes from among those who were thought to be friends. Though they are gone, even their former spouses − through things they have done and things they have said − wield influence in the conflict that follows.
Amy begins to suspect that Drew is one of them, the rich snobs who despise her, while Drew concludes that Amy neither trusts him nor cares for him. As each questions the other’s motives, their feelings for each other are tested. Amy discovers that she must learn to see Drew, not as a copy of the husband who betrayed her and not as a clone of those who look down on her, but simply as a man who wants to fall in love again, – with her.
If you like heart-warming stories of unexpected love, stories that make you laugh, stories that make you cry, then you will enjoy To Fall in Love Again.
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Category: Contemporary Romance