Sharon Noble was born in Texas, grew up in Florida and moved to California in 1984. She is a local author living in the San Fernando Valley. Her book, Autumn Desire, is her first published novel and her first attempt at writing. She proves to be a very talented writer; her strength lies in her ability to give profundity to her characters. Though the book is considered a romance novel, Ms. Noble considers it more a blend of women’s fiction and romance, and I would agree with her analysis.
Paula Wincott was a happy woman who, at a young age, married a chemistry professor at the University of Colorado, a man somewhat older than she. When Sam suddenly dies of a heart attack, Paula blames his death on a young man, Boyd Mackenzie, whom she had never met, but who became Sam’s rival in the department. With her children grown and finding herself alone, she is at loose ends and decides to return to school. Being interested in Sam’s work, she signs up for a chemistry class. Though she had never met Boyd Mackenzie, she finds herself in his class. Because of her disdain for him, she immediately drops his class. However, as the two of them cross paths on campus, a passion stirs between them, putting Paula’s life in chaos. How can she betray her dead husband by falling in love with his enemy?
Ms. Noble’s book will keep your interest throughout because you will find yourself engrossed in all of the characters and concerned about what happens to each of them.
Autumn Desire is available at Thewildrosepress.com, amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, in paperback, hard cover or ebook.