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Author: Cynthia Freeman
Number of pages: 381
Publication Date: 1990-04-26
THE DEEPLY MOVING SAGA OF A LOVE THAT EVEN TIME CANNOT ERASE.
A World Full of Strangers, Seasons of the Heart, The Last Princess --- with these and a host of other bestsellers, Cynthia Freeman established herself as the grand dame of romantic novelists. Now, sadly, she is gone, but she has left behind what will be judge her most unforgettable, affecting work, Always and Forever.
They fell in love at first sight --- but history, circumstances, and misplaced loyalties thrust them worlds apart --- for decades.
When Brooklyn-born Barnard graduate Kathy Ross meets young American physician David Kohn, they are on a mission to assuage the suffering in post World War II Berlin. Kathy's every instinct tells her they could share a life together --- but David's enigmatic reticence and blind devotion to his family drive her into marriage with his dashing cousin Phil.
Heir to his father's enormously successful Manhattan-based fur empire, Phil gives Kathy what he thinks a wife should want: clothes, a pricey Connecticut address, even a treasured son. Everything but fidelity and respect. As the austere forties turn to the comfortable fifties, Kathy seems the very embodiment of a happy, glamorous matron, both to the world and to David, whom she sees on his rare visits to relatives. Sure that David loves her, and distressed by Phil's flagrant affairs and shady business practices, Kathy feels trapped in a burlesque of respectability.
When her husband turns violent, Kathy takes her son and flees New York. She lives incognito, forging a successful life for herself and dreaming of David's passion. It would take a miracle to make him come to her, she thinks. But miracles can happen in the realm of love ...
A love story of extraordinary scope and power, Always and Forever is another gift of a writer who will be long and lovingly remembered.
Tags: Romance, Contemporary