[Missouri-l] Accessible World presents Romance literature Discussion Group August 20, 2010
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Books change. Authors we have come to know and love stop writing leaving us
wondering how we will fill the space their books used to occupy. If you feel
this way, I think the debut novel, Souvenir, by Therese Fowler will allay
any concerns you may have.
Meg Powell and Carson McKay grew up on neighboring farms. The love they feel
is the forever kind no one can tear apart. Happily making plans for a future
they are certain will be theirs, knowing their love will bring joy and
outlast any sorrows dealt by the deck of cards that is life, their days are
filled with dreams all lovers share. Just 21, Meg makes a choice to help her
family by marrying a wealthy man leaving Carson behind. Bitter though that
choice is, Meg does what she feels she must. Torn between the desire to
follow where love leads, knowing she must help the family she loves, the
choice is clear.
She marries, completes medical school and begins her career as a doctor.
Busy with her medical practice, concerned for her father now a widower,
finding her relationship with her teenage daughter Savannah increasingly
difficult, Meg's plate is more than full. Her marriage to Brian has become
Carson McKay has gone on with his life and become the famous rock star he
wanted to be. Busy with building a career, he is ready to settle down and
returns to town to plan the wedding to his much younger girl friend. Sounds
perfect, doesn't it?
Well, not quite. The secrets, missed opportunities, and passions of first
love hover just below the surface of the idyllic life each has created.
Carson's return takes Meg back to a time and love she can't forget, to a
truth that, when revealed, will change the course of life as she and Carson
have known it. How have the ensuing years changed them? Is it possible to
rekindle a first love? Is it sweeter the second time around? How do past
choices and individual growth during years apart affect the relationship?
How much should Meg's husband be considered? What impact will this have on
the already troubled Savannah and the relationship she has with Meg?
Therese Fowler has written a poignant novel in which we learn once more that
secrets never stay secrets that first love always remains in the heart.
Sometimes, in life you do get a second chance at love.
Please join us for discussion of a novel by one of the most talented new
writers to appear in quite some time.
Souvenir, by Therese Fowler is available both on Bookshare.org and on the
download site. The NLS description appears below.
Fowler, Therese. Read by Martha Harmon Pardee. Reading time 12 hours 32
Teenagers Meg and Carson were torn apart when Meg wed a rich man to save her
family's Florida farm. Years later still-married Meg, a doctor with a
sixteen-year-old daughter, and Carson, a famous rock star, meet again. Some
descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2008.
Download Souvenir, DB67185
Bonnie Blose, Group Facilitator
Email: Bookmaven1 at verizon.net
Date: Friday, August 20, 2010
Time: 6:00 PM PDT, 7:00 PM MDT, 8:00 PM CDT, 9:00 PM EDT
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