Karen / Psychological / Suspense/Thriller

We Could be Beautiful: A Novel by Swan Huntley

we-could-be-beautifulMost of us want to be rich. We dream of being rich. We read books about rich people. We watch television shows about rich people. We go see movies about rich people. We all want to be rich!

Perhaps after you read We Could be Beautiful, you will see that maybe being rich is not all it’s cracked up to be.

Catherine West is rich. The term trust fund baby describes her perfectly. She is well educated. She runs her own business. She owns her own townhouse in Manhattan. She collects art. She has not wanted for anything in her life. Well, maybe one thing. True love. After two broken engagements, at age 43 she has pretty much given up on the hope of ever having a family of her own.

 

Then, William Stockton walks into her life. Older, attractive and rich. It seems to be love at first sight for both of them.

Now talk about coincidences. After meeting this great guy at an art exhibit, she finds out that her family and his family were once friends. She is too little to remember, but he sure does! He remembers her beautiful home and how her parents liked to entertain. He can describe in detail the décor and where rooms were and what she herself wore to parties. The only thing William does not remember is her little sister, Caroline. She had not been born yet when the families were friends. Oh, one other thing. He does not really remember why the friendship between the families fizzled out. He just knows they moved away.

Catherine is blown away by these sheer number of coincidences. So excited to tell her sister when the two of them go visit their mother in the home. She has Alzheimer’s and goes in and out of lucidity. But Catherine’s excitement is short lived when her mother, in a clear moment, definitely reacts to Catherine’s news about her new man. But not in the way Catherine expects.

After all, you know what they say about coincidences…

Karen

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