I Remember You
Twelve years in bustling London have left Tess Tennant dumped by her boyfriend, out of work, and miserable. Still, maybe taking a new job as a classics professor at the tiny college in her picture-perfect hometown in the English countryside was a bit drastic. Langford’s stone cottages, quaint shops, and lifelong locals feel even smaller than she remembered, but at least Tess has Adam, her best and oldest friend. On a spontaneous birthday adventure back to the city, though, their painful and heartbreaking past forces them into an angry confrontation.
Tess escapes to Rome on a class trip and falls unexpectedly into the arms of Peter, a charming American journalist . . . until a tragedy cuts her vacation short. Back home and alone, Tess must slowly unravel her feelings about her secretive best friend, the romantic new lover she barely knows, and the independent woman she really wants to be.
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I Remember You
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- Downtown Press |
- 464 pages |
- ISBN 9781439182000 |
- June 2010
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The old woman sat at her window, her usual position, and watched, waiting. It was noon in Langford, and if there was to be any activity on the high street (described as “one of the most beautiful streets in England” by DK Eyewitness, “picture-postcard perfect” in the Rough Guide, and “chintzy” in Lonely Planet), it would be at this time.
There might be a couple of ladies walking to lunch at the tea shop. Or some weekenders emerging from Knick-Knacks, one of the many gift shops that sold Medici Society note cards, chintz cushions, and “vintage” mirrors. Or perhaps a group...see more
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Tess Tennant moves from London to the sleepy picture-perfect town of Langford, where she grew up, to teach Classical Civilization at illustrious Langford College. She finds a cottage to share with her new friend Francesca, a burnt-out city lawyer. Around the corner is her childhood best friend, Adam, whom she’s always loved like a brother. Tess settles into her new rural lifestyle, and Francesca and Adam begin a tumultuous relationship.
But when Tess goes to London with Adam for a big night out, the evening turns into an emotional nightmare. Heartbroken, Tess takes her class on a trip to Rome. The Eternal City in May is beautiful, and soon Tess is swept off her feet by Peter, a charming American newspaper reporter who takes her around the city for a magical week. She forgets the complicated problems waiting for her at home until atragedy occurs and her past and present collide. When she returns to Langford, Tess struggles to return to her former life while maintaining contact with Peter. Adam leaves town, and Tess wonders if the see more