Miracle at Midlife: A Transatlantic Romance (A Memoir) by Roni Beth Tower. Berkely:She Writes Press, 2016. 281 pages. ****
It's March 1996 and Roni Beth sells her inherited jewelry to finance a trip to Paris, never dreaming that calling David, a contact recommended by a friend, would change her life forever. David, a divorced American attorney, is living on a converted barge in the center of Paris. Miracle at Midlife chronicles their two-year courtship, the complications and rewards of a middle age couple, and a long distance romance between Connecticut and Paris.
This well-written memoir reinforces the concept that it's never too late to find love and love does conquer all! Against all odds, Roni Beth and David are able to weave their individual families, careers, and locations into one inspiring relationship. An excellent choice for a book club selection; many discussion points and real life conflicts to appeal to a variety of readers.
Roni Beth Tower grew up in Akron, Ohio, majored in religion at Barnard College, and earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Yale University. She and David, her husband, live in Tarrytown, New York, within easy visiting distance of their six grandchildren. They return to Paris as often as possible. In addition to David, their family, and their friends, Roni Beth loves yoga, dance, quilting, and bringing comfort and joy to people. For more information, visit her and her blog, Love is Real, at www.miracleatmidlife.com.
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