MEET ME IN FANTASYLAND
Aspen Mountain Press
Rating: 4 Cups
Rissa is at a turning point in her life. She is in her forties, and her husband has left her for a twenty year old Barbie look-alike. She is looking back at her life.
Rob is a widower and a successful architect with a daughter. There is one woman in his past that he could never forget.
Twenty-five years ago, two best friends made a pact to meet on the bridge to Cinderella’s Castle at Disneyworld. Bobby and Rissa had been friends for most of their lives, and when Bobby’s family moved away, this was a promise both were determined to keep. Forgotten for years, both remember shortly before the date and make the trip. They rekindle their friendship and something more that was always there.
I really loved this quick read. Rissa’s husband’s philandering ways really affected the whole family, but Rissa spent her time helping her children and needed to come to terms with it herself, and she does while giving all of Tom’s belongings to Goodwill at his request. It is serendipitous that she finds her childhood diaries and remembers her promise to her best friend. Bobby--now Rob--is everything he used to be and more, and their romance builds quickly. The setting of Disneyland is very apt for a couple following through on a childhood promise. The children are all very much teenagers, from the bubbly Mandy to the petulant Sandie and her twin brother Seth, who shows real maturity at times. Tom is a typical immature man going through a midlife crisis with little regard for anyone but himself; he grows up too late for his marriage, but not his kids. This is a great story of average people getting a second chance at love.
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