A woman of a certain age who has three cats underfoot, and has the dream of filling her passport with stamps. Books, classical music, tea, cats, movies, art, fancy needlework, and anything else I can think of.
I really enjoyed this novel about Edith Wharton, her husband Teddy, their friend Anna Bahlmann, and the man who messes it all up -- Morton Fullerton. The writing is beautiful and lyrical, the characters very believable and sympathetic, and the story all based in fact. While most readers will find it all slow going, that was for me part of the charm of this one, where it seems that Edith is taking forever to make up her mind -- at times I found myself thinking, <I>go on, get on with it!</I> -- the results of all that dithering more than made up for it. All in all, this got four stars from me along with a recommendation.
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France -- http://www.epinions.com/review/the_age_of_desire_by_jennie_fields_2012_hardcover/content_643315502724