How much does the foundation of a happy life rest on the smallest, most fragile underpinnings? What small shift in the balance, what tiny change in the clockwork of destiny may cause the solid structure on which we depend to fall and shatter?
In this novel, ultimately as inspiring and profoundly hopeful as it is filled with the drama of one woman’s journey through tragedy, Robert Rosenblum renews our faith in rediscovering joy and fulfillment—even after suffering great loss.
Kate Weyland’s life was good: a solid marriage, two children, a satisfying career offering new and better opportunities. She looked forward to the future, pictured it unfolding like a long, straight, sweet road. But then the earring went missing—the “lucky” earring—and she kept searching for it, trying to find it for a little too long. If it weren’t for that, maybe things would have turned out differently…
When Kate finds herself on the other side of the tragedy that has changed her life and world, she feels she's afloat in an endless and empty sea. At first her despair threatens to pull her under. But then she grabs onto a lifeline—the belief that a psychic may be able to put her in touch with the dearest parts of what she has lost.
Her first attempts to fulfill this belief lead only to dead ends. In time, though, Kate’s quest brings her to the doorstep of a rugged, reclusive man who lives on an empty stretch of coast on the island of Nantucket. Initially, he turns her away. Then, softened by her pleas, he lets her in. And together, they explore the realm of afterlove, a place of seeming miracles, where Kate finds her questions answered in ways she never dreamed.
Signet, February 2004