Breaking and Holding By Judy Fogarty
"For Patricia Curren, the summer of 1978 begins with a devastating discovery: an unfamiliar black pearl button in the bed she shares with her controlling husband, Jack. Seeking the courage to end her desolate marriage, Patricia spends a quiet summer alone on beautiful Kiawah Island. But when she meets Terry Sloan, a collegiate tennis player trying to go pro, their physical attraction sparks a slow burn toward obsession.
Once Patricia and Terry share closely guarded secrets from their pasts, they want more than a summer together. But their love soon fractures, as a potential sponsor takes an unusually keen interest in Terry—both on court and off. And when single, career-driven Lynn Hewitt arrives, other secrets must surface, including the one Patricia has kept from Terry all summer.
An intimate portrait of the folly of the human heart, Breaking and Holding explores buried truths that are startlingly unveiled. What’s left in their wake has the power not only to shatter lives…but to redeem them."
Author: Judy Fogarty
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Breaking and Holding" by Judy Fogarty
What a emotional read that was full of a little bit of it all from 'heartbreak, abuse, dysfunctional marriage, pain, anguish, suffering, alcoholism, friendship, betrayal, secrets, love and even some laughter in this page turner. These characters from Patricia, Jack, Lynn, Terry to many more were for the most part well developed, however their were a few that were complexed. But from the read the readers gets a well portrayed interesting read during the summer of 1978 on Kiawah Island, SC. I enjoyed the plot along with the many twist and turns that this author gives us especially the tennis history fashion and even the popular music of that time. Would I recommend? YES!
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