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Destiny might be benevolent. Or tremendously merciless. that is what Nick and Jane will learn...Just take their dating. Nick is stunningly good-looking, the blue-eyed scion of a blue-blood big apple family members. wealthy, gifted, convinced, he'll turn into the world's most famed celebrity. Jane is delightfully humorous, a dark-skinned, dark-haired, half-Jewish, half-German daughter of the Midwest. shrewdpermanent, talented, loving, she is going to develop into recognized in her personal correct as well...From the time they first meet of their Social and highbrow background of the U.S. direction at Brown college, it really is love in the beginning sight. Coming jointly from very various worlds, they're going to dispose of adversity and disapproval to forge a existence packed with paintings, love, and children.But repute and luck come at a excessive price--their marriage. simply while it sort of feels the promise in their love will be renewed, an coincidence leaves Jane soaring among lifestyles and loss of life. Now, it is not basically their union that may now not live to tell the tale, yet Jane too...Almost Paradise is classic Susan Isaacs, a witty, poignant, and engrossing story of a guy, a lady, and a fondness wondrous, heartbreaking, and unforgettable.
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But why Richard? Why our son? ” They sat on the glider on the front porch of Knauer’s Hostelry for Young Ladies. Sally took Richard’s hand and covered it with small kisses. Then she ran her tongue over it and licked between his ﬁngers. “I’m going to buy my trousseau tomorrow,” she said. “Nightgowns. ” Sally said she did and raised her head, crowned with a white hat with a three-foot-long ostrich plume—she knew it was stunning— to gaze into Richard’s shining eyes. She only had eyes for Richard, although she realized the City Hall clerk thought she was a real peach, all dolled up in that expensive chapeau and a white linenette sheath.
Just the other night she’d begun thinking how she’d love to pack Janie up and sneak away, take her somewhere nice, like California. He’d be too dumb to ﬁgure out where she went. Maybe she’d go to Hollywood and try and get some bit parts in movies. Not be a star or anything. She wouldn’t kid herself. She was a little too old for that. She’d thought about it a lot since. “I think I hear Janie,” she said, rising slowly from the bench. “She’s perfectly quiet,” Anna said. ” In her high patentleather heels, Sally left a trail of small holes in the ground as she tottered on the grass back to the house.
Sometimes she could see tears in his eyes, he wanted her so much. And it would have been easy. Instead of pushing his hand away and saying “Please, Richard,” she could let him get a fast feel, diddle the nipple she knew was his goal. After all this time, it wouldn’t feel so bad, that rough pressure. But the more he pleaded with her to say yes, the easier it was to say no. Because that’s what Richard really wanted. He wanted a woman who wasn’t easy, a woman who would be a self-possessed, respectable wife.
Almost Paradise by Susan Isaacs