A LOST WIFE'S TALE
March 16, 2010
Rating: 4 Cups
There is a lot to be said for peace and quiet, but for Agnes Morales, it is becoming near deafening. She has gone for so long without a relationship of any type, that the slightest brush of humanity is almost more than she can bear.
It is so much easier for Adam Davenport to bury himself in work than to deal with the disaster of his marriage. He merely exists from one day to the next, until someone comes into his life and forces him to live again.
When Agnes decides that a change in her life is necessary, she begins with herself, and becomes Edith Lutz. She needs the anonymity and is desperate for a job when she shows up to work as Adam's live-in housekeeper. There is only so much cleaning and unnecessary cooking Agnes can do before she is begging Adam for his company. Like two ravaged souls, they gravitate to each other for refuge, but Agnes is merely biding time until her past will make this life only one more memory.
Agnes's actions and reactions throughout this story are at times heart wrenching and at others inexcusable. The damage done in youth does not forgive perpetuating pain in adulthood, but Agnes's heart is hardened by her past. She is not an easy person to like, but you cannot help wanting to see her happy, and hopefully love and trust enough to believe she can be. It is that hope for love and fulfillment that makes reading this story worth every minute.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More