This is a delightful tale of two people who have lost touch with one another, even though they live together and are still in love. The flashbacks are a nice retrospective of their first days as a couple and, along with the interesting and often amusing secondary characters, make this an entertaining and sometimes touching story.

Leslie's marriage of 15 years is in jeopardy. The final straw for husband Matt is the court case he loses and the lack of support he receives from her. When his father commits suicide, Matt heads for New Orleans and an old girlfriend who's kept in touch.

It's not until Matt's gone that he and Leslie really start communicating. They soon discover that neither has a true understanding of what the other wants in life. With the help of friends and family, including their teenage daughter and two large poodles, will they be able to salvage their marriage and have a future together? (Berkley Sensation, Nov., 352 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley