At age 24, Callie Richards looses her best friend and fiance' to the war in the Middle East. She is alone and devastated. After grieving for two years, Callie decides to take some time and finish up her post-graduate work at a New York university. So, she takes what little she has and moves to a new town to begins classes, hoping that a new life will be just what she needs. She takes a part time job at the university's administrative office and meets Mac Caldwell.
Mac is a dean at the college, divorced and lonely, and the father of a young child. Mac is having a hard time juggling his academic responsibilities, his ex-wife and the difficulties of raising a child. Then Callie comes to the rescue with an offer to babysit for Mac and they become friends and eventually lovers, then finally marry.
This lovely story is the anatomy of a love relationship between two injured people and how they manage to withstand many obstacles to be truly happy. There is also a suspenseful undertone as the couple gets involved in solving a mystery on campus.
The characters are unique and interesting and the writing is sweet and easy to read. Jean C. Joachim's first fiction work is everything a love story should be, and more. Delightfully genuine and engrossing to read, Now and Forever, a Love Story is exactly that...a love story, but with some thrills thrown in for good measure. This book has all the trials and tribulations, and love and romance, that anyone could want in a great read. I'm giving Now and Forever, a Love Story, a 5 spider rating and recommending this book to those of you who enjoy reading a love story or a something with a little suspense. How sweet is that...?T Lane