Synopses & Reviews
THE FLEETING YEARS is the story of Peter and Zina Marchand, joining them when they have been married some ten years and he is at the height of his career, a film star who is a household name both sides of the Atlantic. At the time of their marriage Zina had already started up the ladder of success as a solo violinist, but she gave up her career when she was expecting their twins, Fiona and Tom. Surely they are the perfect family; the future seems cloudless. But time doesn't stand still, children grow up, both ambitious for their own futures, lives change and Zina is tempted back to follow her own career. Nothing is as it was. It takes tragedy to clear their vision and make them realise what they had so nearly lost.
"Monk's thoughtful portrait of a marriage in crisis will appeal to readers who enjoy midcentury family sagas" Booklist
1950s. Zina Marchand is hurt when her husband Peter, a successful actor, cancels their tenth anniversary lunch date with barely a thought. He expects her to put aside everything to support him in his career - but she has her own ambitions, and soon is faced with a choice: follow her dreams, or put a possibly fatal strain on her marriage . . .
About the Author
Connie Monk is the author of numerous novels published over a period of some twenty-five years. She hails from Berkshire and lived in Bournemouth until her husband's retirement. They now spend their time on the Costa Blanca.