ByGisela Hausmannon April 20, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
I really appreciated this book because it presented a few great concepts we don’t see too often.
After the sudden passing of her husband Livvy has a bit too much time on her hands. Not wanting to hang around her children she is looking for things to do. Just spending time with her girl friends is not enough.
“… Helping choose a mother of the bride dress fell to me. I thought I had lucked out. After all what could be so complicated about finding an appropriate dress for a winter wedding?
I sat with Judy for hours, looking through magazines, looking online, even trying to design a dress she would like. There were moments when I thought I would scream…”
Suddenly fascinated with the anniversary of the Kennedy assassination she decides to visit Dallas. Her late husband’s best friend and neighbor Bill first does not want her to go and finally wants to tag along since Livvy insists. As they start their trip it becomes more and more obvious that Bill knows things he does not want to tell. The trip brings them closer together, Livvy falls in love with Bill; eventually she even finds out who Bill really is. Since I don’t do spoilers I am not going to spell it out.
Besides the romance between two senior citizens this revelation is the second unusual topic. As the title reveals this book revolves around the Kennedy assassination but opposite to thetypical stories, about the charismatic young president, the conspiracy theories, possible mafia connections, this book focuses on a “what if?” and “Has anybody thought about this?” scenario that one never gets to read about.
This is a very entertaining book. Side note: I loved Judy’s character. What a riot the woman is! I was smitten with the plot, the love story, and the humane views author Elizabeth Horton-Newton presents. It is beautiful.
Gisela Hausmann, author & blogger