With her youngest daughter off at college, recent widow Jill Townsend lives alone. A secret her husband, Wade, had arranged before his death allows her to move from their suburban home to New York City and forge a new life. But she still has a friend from her former life, Alan Haggerty, a writer who was her husband's best friend. Can she integrate the old and the new and win back her daughters, who are having their own problems dealing with their father's death? The Merry Widow's Diary (4), by Susan Crosby, is full of touching details as Jill tries to build a new life. Her experiences with a grief support group are funny and affecting. All the characters shine, and Jill is heartwarming in her confusion as she tries to make a new life for herself.
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Page Traynor