Everyone has times in our lives when we need a break from work and responsibility, especially when we are grieving. Therefore, most of us can identify with Mallory Wingate as she seeks a refuge of peace in The Interlude.
The story takes place in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, which is the perfect place for respite and recovery. I know from my own experience that the Smoky Mountains are a little piece of heaven here on earth.
Synopsis of The Interlude
The InterludeMallory has spent the last few years working full-time and also caring for her terminally ill mother. When her mother dies, Mallory has an emotional breakdown at work. Her concerned boss insists that she take time off, so Mallory returns to the one place where she has always found love and care, her grandparents home.
On the plane, a handsome man is seated next to her, but Mallory prefers to be left alone. However, Lucas James is intent on engaging Mallory in conversation. He even invites her to join him for dinner during the layover between flights. What seems like a casual meeting and flirtation when traveling, actually takes on a totally different significance when the two passengers find their destination is exactly the same place, her grandparents home and resort.
Mallory is slightly embarrassed to find out that Lucas is the pro-golf instructor at the resort. Lucas is shocked to discover that Mallory is actually his employers granddaughter. Both would prefer to keep their "interlude" a secret between just the two of them. Both have their own issues and baggage that keeps them from desiring a romantic relationship.
One of the things I found most interesting about this book was how the author showed us just how easy it is to say something hurtful to someone else without realizing, or even intending, to cause pain. Most likely, we have all experienced that to some degree in our own lives, but seeing it written so vividly in the context of a conversation in a book, really can be eye-opening. A promising friendship, or relationship, can be irreparably fractured by careless words and assumptions.
My Copy of the Book, The Interlude
I would like to thank the author, Lin Stepp, for gifting me with an advance copy of "The Interlude". That gave me the opportunity to read and review it before the actual release date. You will definitely want to grab your copy of this wonderful book today and start reading as soon as possible.
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