44. Man, Woman and Child by Erich Segal (1980)
Length: 213 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Started: 7 April 2014
Finished: 8 April 2014
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 5 April 2001
Why do I have it? I like contemporary fiction and Erich Segal is a new author for me.
In another unforgettable story of love by the author of Love Story comes the story of a father and the son he never knew…And a marriage that must withstand the greatest test of all.
Robert and Sheila Beckwith had everything: rewarding careers – Robert as a statistics professor and Sheila as an editor for a distinguished publishing house; two wonderful, precocious daughters – twelve-year-old Jessica and nine-year-old Paula – and a marriage that was almost…perfect. For there was one thing thing that Sheila didn’t know – that while on a business trip to France a decade before, Bob had been unfaithful to her. It had only happened one time, and was never repeated…
However, what Bob never realized was that his brief affair had produced a son. Now a tragic accident – and one fateful phone call – will change Bob and Sheila Beckwith’s life forever…
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was incredibly poignant and compulsively readable – although, I must say that I found the ending both satisfactory – and decidedly unsatisfactory – all at once. I was absolutely enthralled by this story. In my opinion, this was truly an excellent book – I give it an A+!
A+! – (96-100%)
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight