THE NIGHT WE MET
On the verge of entering a convent, Eliza Crowley is 19 years old when she meets much-older Nathaniel Grady, the twice-divorced manager of a ski resort. Previously certain of her vocation, Eliza is confused by her feelings for Nate, but she follows her heart and marries him. Over the years, as they survive birth, death, infidelity and separation, Eliza and Nate's bond somehow remains intact. It's not the fiery, passionate love they once shared, but something tempered by time. Tara Taylor Quinn's The Night We Met (3) is a pleasant story, but it's slightly episodic -- and Eliza's first-person viewpoint severely limits the development of the other characters.