What were the chances that Eric, a small town lawyer in Maine, and seemingly indigent Danielle would ever meet? In Bill Roorbach’s engrossing novel, The Remedy for Love, they do meet and as a result their lives become intertwined in ways they could not have foreseen.
A weather forecast of “the storm of the century” prompts Eric to leave his office early. While in line at the grocery store, a problem arises when the young woman ahead of him doesn’t have enough money to pay for her groceries. He senses she has more problems than just being short of cash and he generously makes up the difference. Danielle offers no thanks, but this doesn’t stop Eric from taking her home. Home turns out to be a primitive cabin in the woods and it doesn’t belong to Danielle. Fearing she won’t survive the upcoming storm, he does what he can to help her. The powerful storm comes to fruition and Eric unexpectedly finds himself stranded in the cabin with Danielle. Two strangers, both with secrets, enter into an intense and often bizarre relationship. Can they survive the storm and come to terms with what of themselves they reveal to each other? Reluctant at first, they both take emotional risks. Their dialogue is dramatic and provocative.
I found this novel to be psychologically stimulating. The gifted author skillfully takes the reader on a journey into the minds of the characters. Highly recommended.
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