As If Love Were Enough Author:Anne Taylor Fleming With tenderness and wit, Anne Taylor Fleming returns to the complicated terrain of family lifelove given, wounds inflictedin her novel, As If Love Were Enough. When Clare Laytons actress mother leaves her husband and two small daughters to go off with her lover, their picture-perfect Hollywood family is shattered. Gone are the star-studded parti... more »es, the photo-op outings to Palm Springs. Father and daughters are left to cope and hang on, but finally Clares older sister, Louise, also drifts away. Years pass without a word or sighting, and then Louise mysteriously reappears, hoping to enlist Clare in a medical quest to save her oldest, evangelical teenage son. Louises reappearance plunges Clare back into her childhood in the early 60s and into a reckoning with her current role as single career woman and devoted mistress to a married politico. As Clare works toward a sense of peace and personal redemption, the novel examines religion and politics, forgiveness and reconciliation, and the deep tethers between long-estranged sisters trying to find their way back.« less
This starts out as a woman dealing with her life as "the other woman" but changes into a rememberance of her childhood when her long absent sister appears and then takes another turn when her sister's motivation finally becomes known.
This book is a great book for people that like to figure out what makes people tick. The way the story is told gets you guessing, then tells you - in an ooohhhh, that's why she's like that - kinda way. I loved this book!