And Then, I Met You

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AuthorHouse, 2011 - Fiction - 440 pages
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The wonderful thing is that when you least expect it you meet someone who may change your life. On a sea journey to Holland a millionaire meets a woman who seeks to forget an affair with a younger man - they are both surprised at how soon they confess a need for each other (Altered Lives) ; an Oxford surgeon refuses to undertake cosmetic surgery on a beautiful woman until she turns to him as the only man to make good the wounds inflicted upon her following an assault by people offended by pictures of her undertaking topless modelling assignments (Love Cuts Deep) ; an acclaimed ballet dancer travels to New Zealand to seek a fulfilling end to her career - during a stop over to see friends she meets a sculptor in whom a creative spirit has been re-awakened by pictures of her (Of Satin and of Steel) ; a war widow recalls the love of her life as she tends his gravestone in the Falkland Islands and tells him of a son he never knew (Robert in Perpetuam) ; a single mother does not accept that an only child may be lost in the Indian Ocean Tsunami and during her search she meets a father and daughter whose estranged family are unaccounted for - in spite of all that they endure they recognise that a special bond has been formed between them (Under Blue Skies) ; a child psychologist helps a mother and daughter to overcome bereavement and in doing so achieves the restoration of his own well-being (Strength of Character) ; and finally, a renowned and busy playwright is duped over the Internet into meeting a younger woman only to discover that she is not whom she claims to be (You and Me. Myth and Reality) .

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About the author (2011)

This collection of short stories is Jan Vivian's fourth published work. Others include "A Payment Deferred", a story set in New York and Amsterdam relating the intrigue surrounding a mayoral election and a stolen inheritance, "Just One Look" a romance set in Greece, and "Two Lives" a collection of three short stories that has ssen production of a second edition. Jan Vivian was born in Caracas, Venezuela to Dutch parents and now lives near Stratford upon Avon. Writing novels and short stories has been an absorbing pastime.

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