Title: Distant Lover
Author: Gloria Mallette
Returning to her father’s house after her marriage breaks up, Tandi Crawford finds her fantasy of reliving a teenage romance a reality, which sets in motion a chain of events that forces her to confront her past and her ex-husband.
For thirty-seven-year-old Tandi Crawford, the past is a double-edged sword. On one side is the agonizing mystery of her mother’s early death and her father’s brutal indifference. On the other is the all-too-vivid recollection of one unforgettable summer and the teenage romance that won’t let Tandi rest. The fantasy of getting together with a boy she hasn’t seen in more than twenty years has pulled Tandi through many a bitterly lonely night with a husband who’s too busy to notice that he’s lost her.
After vowing never to live in her father’s house again, Tandi finds that her failed marriage has brought her and her young son back to that very same dusty doorstep. And when her daydreams of reuniting with her long-ago lover unexpectedly become an exciting and passionate reality, Tandi discovers that little in her world is what it appears to be…