I got a pretty little book in the mail today. I am going to add it to my summer reading. I am curious if anyone else is reading it, plans to or has reviewed it.
My one word first page comment: "catchy"
Here is the synopsis: Ramona Smollens has a chance meeting on a park bench with an older man, Solomon Columbus. The two became lovers, and soon Ramona is leaving the home of her mother and recently deceased father for marriage and the trappings of adult life. She takes with her a dark family secret, the sort of secret one simply did not talk about, one that would stalk her as she matured into her role as wife and mother. Coming of age in 1950s America, Ramona gets her cues about a woman's role from the world around her, and about female sexuality from the silver screen. But when experience teaches her that Hollywood's ideal is in fact "the lie," truth and desire collide with a force that is deeply moving and unforgettable.
Author Bio: FredricaWagman is the author of six previous novels. She has four grown children and lives with her husband in New York City.