By Barbara Delinsky
A vintage novel from New York Times bestselling writer Barbara Delinsky, The Carpenter’s woman is the poignant and romantic tale of 2 humans looking to rebuild their lives. After a painful divorce, a winning author leaves
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Her THE CARPENTER'S LADY 101 mother had spent too many years controlling people to easily relinquish the reins on her daughter. "I do, darling. But I worry. It's a mother's prerogative. After all, I'm not a youngster and---" "You're fifty-four and in your prime," Debra interrupted with an indulgent smile. "And you look ten years younger. " "Not if you don't watch yourself up there, Debra. The air is dry. " At her mother's insistence, she'd had that since she was sixteen. "Yes, Mother," she drawled, having long since learned not to ar gue.
Gardner may be mally fourth, but believe me, if I decide to take him up on his proposal, he'll be my last. " Debra teased, but her mother's rejoinder sobered her. "Like mother, like daughter. I've also had calls from John and Benjie, either of whom would like to see you when you're down. " "I... " Other than to steer religiously clear of New York, she thought. " "It's unnecessary. He'll mail me a weekly outline; I'll mail him back the finished script. " It had taken some convincing, but with Debra's mind set, Harris had had little choice.
Be my guest. It's not much more than a hole in the ground with a furnace and a lot of pipes. " She spoke more quickly than usual. "It's the small door beside the stove in the kitchen. " He sent her a wry smile. " The instant he disappeared, she hurriedly knelt to open the miniature television-radio console that had stood innocently by her suitcases looking for all practical purposes like simply another leather-bound case. Not so. This gem had been a gift to herself when she'd returned from Haiti with the divorce decree.