Image of Love, Suburban Style


Image of Love, Suburban Style

Markham once again presents a
heartwarming romance filled with delightful characters and just a touch
of the paranormal. The ups and downs of the main characters' relationship is well done, and the intertwining problems of their children make for an interesting secondary plot, all of which leads to a satisfying conclusion.

Though Meg once won a Tony Award, at 34 her Broadway acting career is on the skids. When her 15-year-old daughter gets expelled from school, she decides it's time for some changes and moves back to her hometown.

Buying the old Duckworth house that's rumored to be haunted, Meg finds herself living next door to Sam Rooney, her high school crush. Now a widowed father of two, Sam is worried that the affection his daughter is showing for Meg will end in grief, especially when Meg talks about moving after being scared by the ghostly rumors. But she's determined to stay, and no ghost is going to chase her away. (WARNER FOREVER, Jul., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley