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Love Notes (Arabesque) Mass Market Paperback – 29 Mar 2001
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Artist Nina Carpenter knows her marriage is in trouble - and part of her wants to blame the jazz club her handsome husband Tony Williams owns. Between Tony's late nights and her own early mornings spent painting, Nina suspects the differences that seemed so exciting when they met are now drifting them apart. Then Tony's club is robbed, and, as her world explodes, Nina must choose between a solitary life - or fighting for the man she loves.
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I enjoyed this book that had so many interesting thoughts about marriage and just life in general. Sometimes you can find yourself reading something so profound that it makes you just stop and think of your own present situations. Well, this book has quite a few of those stop, look and listen type parts. I extrememly like the ones where it involes the father talking with his son and the part where Tony's mother speaks her mind.
This story, takes place in Philadelphia, heroine is named Nina Carpenter who is an artist who has been married less than 5 years to hero named, Tony Williams who ows a nightclub.
The author carries us through Nina and Tony's struggles of their own marriage. Both Tony and Nina find themselves seeking the advice of their own parents, which you'll find interesting what they discover.
Even in the midst of the troubled marriage, the author manages to find a way to add some suspense, murder, a few twists and turns, lots of suprises, that it has you turning the pages fast to see what happens next.
Now, in some books, stories don't always start off fast, so be patient with this one. Because it starts to pick up and even though their are many characters in this story, I did not feel it took away from the overall story, actually it enhanced the story.
I would class this book as a All-Nighter, the ones that keep the pages turning all night long.
Some of my other favorites by this author: Slow Burn and Sundance.
Leslie, well done!! Looking forward to your next book!!
Nina being afraid to confront Anthony because she knew she was going to start an argument, started to shut down. They knew they loved each other, but would wonder why they couldn't get it right.
They both seek out the advice of their parents. Anthony went to talk to his father and Nina her mother at first. Anthony's talk with his father was very enlightening. His father told him to take care of his wife and stop trying to take care of his grown siblings. After the talk with his father, Anthony decides it is high time to get his own house in order.
Nina's talk with her mother was not what she expected. Nina never would have guessed her mother felt the way she did about marriage. She told Nina things that were unthinkable to Nina. Nina then talked to her father to see if he could shed any light on what she talked to her mother about. Again, Nina was surprised.
A series of events occurred that would change both families lives forever.
This book was so good. The drama and suspense was great. I think the characters main and secondary were excellent. A very well told story. This is my first full length Leslie Esdaile book. I did enjoy her in Midnight Clear. She is an extrodinary author. I also have her book Slow Burn.
A Prolific Writers Network Reviewer
With all the simple but valuable information Ms. Esdaile shares, this could have been a great relationship book. Yet it is crafted within a story that is an intriguing who done it. I'm still searching for the song on Santana's album that Nina used to communicate to Tony without words. That scene was fierce. I look forward to her next story.