The characters in this rather easygoing older man/younger woman romance are quite likable, but more background on them and the secondary characters would be welcome. Set in the 1970s, Zimmerman's story is quite light on description and there are some inconsistencies.

The death of his wife leaves Sam Elliot with two young sons to raise. Rather conservative, he finds himself very attracted to the much younger (by 15 years) and fun-loving Addie McCauley. Unbeknownst to him, Addie is very interested in Sam, and they're soon in one another's company. However, once they start a real relationship, Sam becomes confused, and on the advice of his priest, breaks it off with Addie. But this doesn't bring him the peace he'd hoped for, and it takes a health threat to one of his sons to make him see what's most important in his life. (EAGLE BOOKS, Mar., 228 pp., $19.95)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley