Certain Kinds of Loving Author:Nancy Zaroulis Hailed as "a magnificent storyteller," Nancy Zaroulis is best known for her acclaimed historical novels, most recently 'The Last Waltz'. Now in a marvelous change of pace, she turns her imaginative powers to contemporary fiction and delivers a tale as heartwarming as a Frank Capra film, as sophisticated and fresh as today. — Beautifully capturing... more » the spirit of American family life, 'Certain Kinds of Loving' is a wonderful novel of heart and home, and of the ageless bonds that hold all families together.
At thirty-two, Margaret Merrill has survived a disastrous marriage and now is struggling to make it through life's everyday crises. There are four young children to raise, money to earn, bills to meet, and hell to pay. Luckily for Margaret, her kids are a tough little quartet, devoted to protecting her-and determined to keep status quo. That's why when Neal Donovan, the man from Energyworks, shows up to insulate Margaret's suburban Boston home, the children immediately label him "The Enemy." They know instinctively that this rugged, thirty-five-year-old Vietnam vet is going to profoundly alter their lives. And so he does.
Margaret and Neal fall in love. And as they each awkwardly find their way in the new relationship, the children, too, grope to understand the great mysteries of the adult world. For all of them, it is a time of learning. A time of fear and doubt and inevitable change. But through it all, it is the children's unique perception of this strange, growing-up time that makes their experience the richly poignant and unforgettable story that is is.« less