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By Susan Isaacs

Destiny might be benevolent. Or highly merciless. that is what Nick and Jane will learn...Just take their dating. Nick is stunningly good-looking, the blue-eyed scion of a blue-blood long island relatives. wealthy, proficient, convinced, he'll turn into the world's most famed superstar. Jane is delightfully humorous, a dark-skinned, dark-haired, half-Jewish, half-German daughter of the Midwest. clever, proficient, loving, she is going to turn into well-known in her personal correct as well...From the time they first meet of their Social and highbrow background of the U.S. direction at Brown college, it is love initially sight. Coming jointly from very assorted worlds, they're going to dispose of adversity and disapproval to forge a lifestyles jam-packed with paintings, love, and children.But popularity and luck come at a excessive price--their marriage. simply while it kind of feels the promise in their love may be renewed, an coincidence leaves Jane soaring among existence and loss of life. Now, it is not merely their union that would no longer continue to exist, yet Jane too...Almost Paradise is classic Susan Isaacs, a witty, poignant, and engrossing story of a guy, a lady, and a keenness wondrous, heartbreaking, and unforgettable.

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She was pregnant. Conception had occurred on the fifth day of their honeymoon—she had not thought it would happen so fast—and each day she grew imperceptibly heavier and wearier. She had, after all, slept with over fifty men and, besides the one aborted pregnancy she had had while married to Nat, she had never again conceived—and she hadn’t always been careful. She had feared she had contracted one of those diseases that decompose a woman’s insides and could never have a baby. But she hoped she could.

Conception had occurred on the fifth day of their honeymoon—she had not thought it would happen so fast—and each day she grew imperceptibly heavier and wearier. She had, after all, slept with over fifty men and, besides the one aborted pregnancy she had had while married to Nat, she had never again conceived—and she hadn’t always been careful. She had feared she had contracted one of those diseases that decompose a woman’s insides and could never have a baby. But she hoped she could. She was thirtythree—although Richard thought she was his age, twentysix—and, as she admitted to herself, she wasn’t getting any ALMOST PARADISE 41 younger.

In fact, nobody seemed keen on them at all. Mrs. Forsyth had greeted them at the door, exuding charm. “Happy New Year. So very, very pleased to meet you, Sally and Richard,” she had said. ” But she didn’t. Richard glanced toward the door; DeLayne Forsyth was still greeting her guests. Richard turned back to Sally and in a soft voice began identifying Queen City Trust employees. He didn’t really care if Sally was interested; he merely wanted to seem absorbed in a social encounter. In their three trips to the punch bowl and their two to admire Mrs.

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