The Gazebo: A Novel

by Emily Grayson | Romance | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0688167535 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingeponine38wing of Winchester, Massachusetts USA on 7/31/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by wingeponine38wing from Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, July 31, 2011
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Once a year for half a century, a man and a woman have been meeting at the gazebo in the square of a small town in upstate New York. Martin Rayfiel and Claire Swift long ago married other people, yet they have remained faithful to their vow to love each other always. When Martin, now a handsome, elderly man, walks into the office of the town newspaper and tries to tell his tale to the young editor Abby Reston, she is too busy to listen. But the next day Abby finds herself drawn to the gazebo to watch for the annual arrival of Martin and Claire. She waits and waits, but they don't come. Puzzled and intrigued, Abby finds a briefcase that Martin left behind for her, and in it--in photographs, papers, tape recordings, and mementos--is the entire astonishing story of Martin and Claire, a love affair that spanned the globe and somehow survived for fifty years.

The only son of the town's wealthiest family, Martin dreamed of being a world-class chef, while Claire, born of poor parents, hoped to be a sculptor. Despite their disparate backgrounds, and in defiance of small-town morality, they left everything behind and traveled together through Europe, until family allegiances suddenly and unexpectedly called Claire home. Before they parted, they vowed that, no matter what, they would meet at the gazebo once a year. Now it's up to Abby to find out what drove these lovers apart, why they continued to meet over the decades, and where they are now.

From the picturesque square in the center of a small town to the hotels, restaurants, museums, and boulevards of Paris, Florence, and London, Martin and Claire's story offers a voyage of discovery that transforms Abby Reston's own life. The Gazebo is a haunting tale of love and faithfulness that no reader will ever forget.

Released 10 yrs ago (5/5/2012 UTC) at Hannaford Supermarket charity-sale bookshelf in Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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I donated this book to the Charity sale bin inside Hannaford Supermarket at about 4:15. Hope the buyer enjoys it!



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Journal Entry 3 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, August 6, 2012
hi everyone...i took one of my friends to hannifords today to pay their electric bill...i decided to wait outside on a bench, where i found this book. i am not the biggest reader but i will do my best to read it and pass it along

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