On a Night Like This Author:Ellen Sussman In the tradition of Elizabeth Berg and Sue Miller, first-time novelist Ellen Sussman offers a rich, powerful story of a fiercely independent single mother who must learn to confront loss in order to find love.They met in high school, but had nothing in common: Blair Clemens, the weird hippie-chick who kept to herself, and Luke Bellingham, the go... more »lden boy--rich, handsome, and destined for greatness. Now, years later, Luke has fulfilled his early promise and is one of the country's most acclaimed screenwriters. Blair is a struggling single mother with a teenage daughter, a job as a chef, and a tragic secret that will test all of her emotional resources. Still as feisty and as offbeat as ever, Blair loves no one other than her daughter and she intends to keep things that way. That is, until she crosses paths once again with Luke Bellingham. Now, Blair is faced with the decision of her lifetime: what to do when the right man comes along...but at the wrong time.« less
I liked this story alot. The 3 main characters were strong, but lonely and hurting at the same time. Her portrayal of the close, supportive mother-daughter relationship was easy to believe and read, yet rare to find in reality. Loved the smart, sassy, strong, sexually charged single mom. Definately going to share this book with my female co-workers.