In these stories, bestselling author Luanne Rice gives her readers two tales of early love and longing. "Paul and Clare" introduces the heroine of her upcoming novel, Little Night, and offers a glimpse into how she met the love of her life--and the beginning of her life-long passion for birds and nature, even in New York City. "Miss Martha's Vineyard" is a snapshot of the quirky, unconditional friendship with larger-than-life blueblood Harrison Thaxter that has kept Rory McCarthy from The Silver Boat afloat even in rough romantic seas.
I really enjoyed both short stories but Paul and Clare's story really has me anxious for my copy of Little Night. Two families each with their own problems. Paul and Clare come together returning a baby bird to the nest as kids and their love continued to bloom through high school. They are preparing to be apart as Paul goes away to college. Pledging to be together forever no matter how far apart they will be for a few years, but it is not the distance between colleges that threatens their "forever."
Rice leaves us hanging and counting the days to her new release. An excellent marketing tool!