The marriage of Dora and Luke began with a promise: They would tackle parenthood together and then set each other free. Their marriage—and their friendship—has endured for more than twenty-five years, but now their daughters are grown and Luke is ready for “Life, Part II.”
As her marriage comes to an amicable end, Dora wrestles with the question of what comes next. Temptation arrives in the form of an impossibly handsome art dealer, and while his interest in her work may be strictly professional, her reaction to him is…not.
But Dora can’t move forward until she knows her girls will be okay, and her grown daughter Mel can’t seem to settle into adulthood. Mel can’t possibly be satisfied with her life as a couch-surfing freelancing photographer, but she resists all of Dora’s attempts to help. To complicate matters, Dora’s old flame has reached out and threatens to release all the skeletons from her closet.
In order to start a new life, Dora will have to make peace with her old one, confronting long-buried secrets and accepting her children for the adults they have become.
Lisa McLuckie was born a wanderer. She has lived in four states and two foreign countries, had twenty-four different addresses, and explored five of the seven continents. Her debut novel, Love Song (Instrumental), earned two honors from the Independent Book Publishers Association in 2015: the Benjamin Franklin Gold Award for Romance Fiction, and the Bill Fisher Silver Award for Best First Book (Fiction).
She currently lives on the fringes of Chicagoland with her husband, three sons, and a ridiculously adorable dog named Daisy. Learn more at www.LisaMcLuckie.com.