Coffee Time Romance & More






ISBN# None Available
April 2007
The Wild Rose Press
28 Pages
Contemporary/Romance - Last Rose of Summer (over 40 Contemporary)
Rating: 4 Cups

Carrie Arnold has her hands full when her son, Jonathan, is in a car accident. She has cared for him now for over twelve years with his autism and this is just another worry she must face. Carrie stops at the bakery each morning before going to the hospital, not wishing to divert from her schedule for fear of something horrible happening. She has never felt so empty since the accident. Her husband, Vince, left before Jonathan turned three, unable to deal with a defective family. Vince forgot all about his family and turned to what he considered a healthy one. Since the divorce, Carrie feels in need of human contact but does not trust just anyone to watch over Jonathan while she goes on a date.

Marcus Roark is Jonathan’s physiotherapist. He believes that Carrie takes on too much responsibility, not considering her own health or needs. Marcus has shown her much support since Jonathan was struck by a car.

Though Carrie often feels sad and lonely, her attraction to Marcus grows stronger, becoming a lifeline to the joys of living. He questions her own physical health, fearing that she takes on more than she can handle. Marcus allows her to find the inner peace and rest she needs as the love they feel for each other blossoms. The more time they spend together, the more she hopes this supportive friend can become a permanent fixture in her life.

I absolutely fell in love with The Music of Marcus. It is an uplifting story that captures the heart. Carrie and Marcus are convincing in their interactions and emotions. Lainey Bancroft has written a magnificent story about autism, picking up the pieces, and falling in love with that special someone that understands. This poignant read made my heart leap with joy.

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