Elizabeth and Jackson Shore married young, raised two daughters, and weathered the storms of youth as they built a family. From a distance, their lives look picture perfect. But after the girls leave home, Jack and Elizabeth quietly drift apart. When Jack accepts a wonderful new job, Elizabeth puts her own needs aside to follow him across the country. Then tragedy turns Elizabeth’s world upside down. In the aftermath, she questions everything about her life—her choices, her marriage, even her long-forgotten dreams. In a daring move that shocks her husband, friends, and daughters, she lets go of the woman she has become—and reaches out for the woman she wants to be.
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|Title of eBook: Distant Shores|
|Release Date: 07-16-2002|
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|Publisher: Random House Publishing Group||Store Sales Rank: 18985|
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Chapter OneSeattle, Washington
It all started with a second martini.
"Come on," Meghann said, "have another drink."
"No way." Elizabeth didn't handle alcohol well; God knew that had been proven conclusively back in 1976 when she'd been at the University of Washington.
"You can't refuse to drink at my forty-second birthday party. Remember how drunk I got last spring when you turned forty-five?"
What a debacle that had been.
Meghann sensed hesitation, and like any good attorney, she pounced on it. "I'll have Johnny pick us up." "Are you sure Johnny's old enough to drive?"
"Now, that hurts. All of my boyfriends have their driver's licenses."
"And I thought you had no standards."
"I keep them as low as possible." Meghann raised her hand and flagged down the waitress, who hurried over. "We'll take two more martinis. And bring us a plate of nachos-heavy on the refried beans."
Elizabeth couldn't help smiling. "This is going to be ugly."
The waitress returned, set two elegant glasses down on the table, and picked up the empties.
"Here's to me," Meghann said, clinking her glass against Elizabeth's.
For the next hour, their conversation drifted down old roads and around old times. They'd been friends for more than twenty years. In the two decades since college, their lives had gone in opposite directions-Elizabeth had put all her energies into wife-and-motherhood; Meghann had become a first-rate divorce attorney-but their friendship had never wavered. For years, as Elizabeth and her family had moved from town to town, they'd kept in touch via e-mail and phone calls. Now, finally, they lived close enough to see each oth...