WOMAN IN RED
Goudge is a consummate storyteller, immediately engaging her reader in her latest, a tale of family heartache and lost love. The storyline is brought brilliantly to life as Goudge cleverly uses flashbacks to link the present day with events of 50 years ago.
When Jeremy is accused of rape, Alice enlists the help of her new friend, Colin McGinty, a lawyer who has past demons of his own. Colin has returned to the island to live in the house once owned by his grandfather, William. There Colin discovers a painting done by William. The subject of the artwork is Eleanor, Alice's grandmother. An unforgettable story unfolds of William and Eleanor, and a love that knows no boundaries. But will history repeat itself, or can Alice and Colin overcome their own personal obstacles to seek a future together? (Vanguard, Jun., 356 pp., $24.95)