Seasons of the Heart Author:Cynthia Freeman When young San Francisco shopgirl Ann Pollock met the dashing, aristocratic lawyer Phillip Coulter, she fell instantly in love with him. That he returned her love seemed too good to be true, a real-life fairy tale guaranteed to have a happy ending. And when they married--against the objections of both their families--they knew that nothing, be... more » it poverty, seperation, or catastrophe, could shake their adoration for each other. But that was 1941, and all too soon events far greater that the two of them would tragicallly prove them wrong.
Phillip went to war a bold and eager man, glowing with vitatlity, but he returned another person, defeated by hardship and broken by suffering. Suddenly the husband Ann knew better than she knew herself had become a stranger. Suddenly they were no longer carefree lovers with a future full of promise. Suddenly their youth was gone.
The years that followed were hard ones, when only Ann's courage and talent kept them together. A dedicated wife and mother, as well as a brilliantly successful businesswoman of the world, she alone knew the true extent of her secret anguish. And then, out of the blue, at an age when such things weren't supposed to happen, Ann found what she had never dared to dream of: the second great love of her life...« less