About The Book:
Twenty years ago, in college, Geoffrey and Laura Welles had been each other's confidant; as their lives diverged, they went their separate ways. Now, she's reached out of the past to ask him a final favor. Laura's death has also brought her brother, Simon, to Geoffrey's doorstep. With his sister gone, Simon has no one but her old friend Geoffrey with whom to settle past grievances.
What Marian knows is that life comes with no guarantees, no promises of lasting happiness, and although she finds herself unsettled by this persistent, compelling man, she's unwilling to trade her hard-won, quotidian existence for an indefinite future. Faced with the decision to embrace the unknown or retreat to the safety of the familiar, they will both have to discover the courage it takes to tumble into the abyss of love.
"The First Warm Evening of the Year" is a very literary work of fiction. Jamie Saul presents this unusual story of love sought and found in a cereberal fashion that at times is just magical in his word-pictures. While most love stories are directed at a younger generation, this novel is absolutely for a more mature reading audience, not in a sexual way, but in an understanding that sometimes love has to be persued to be fulfilling.
I highly recommend this book for a slow, deep reading experience.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review. I was not compensated for my opinion.