The WidowBook - 2013
" Her husband took a terrible secret to his grave. How did Nola Duncan not know? The day Nola Duncan married her husband in 1981 was the happiest day of her life. Michael was Nola s 'perfect man' a good father; a wonderful host, cook and raconteur; a devoted husband and caring lover; a good friend and a committed Christian. Throughout their thirty-year marriage, Michael, a deeply romantic man, wrote Nola copious love notes, letters and poems. So when he died suddenly of a cardiac arrest in 2010, her grief was profound. The funeral service overflowed with people who loved and admired him; the eulogies were effusive. Heartbroken, Nola picked her way through early widowhood and on the first anniversary of his death she buried his ashes in a plot with room for hers. Then she set about clearing out his things. In a box marked 'research papers' Nola found something that would shatter her life; 741 love letters between Michael and his lover, evidence of his passionate six-year affair with a young woman 23 years his junior. Nola s emotional pain and distress as she read the letters, many of them erotic and sexually explicit, was compounded on discovering one of
Publisher: North Sydney, N.S.W. : Ebury Press, 2013.
Characteristics: 298 p. ; 24 cm.