The Calico Heart

Patricia Kiyono
Stephanie Michels
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On the surface, Sylvia Miller has a perfect life. She’s married to her college sweetheart, has three great kids, a rewarding career, and wonderful friends. But beneath the appearances Sylvia is restless. She loves her husband, but wants to see more of the world than their peaceful Michigan town. For years, she’s dreamed of the interesting places she wants to visit. Now their youngest child is grown, and Sylvia is ready for adventure. Left a penniless orphan, David Miller promised himself his family would never know the same humiliation. For twenty-six years, he and Sylvia have lived frugally, saving for the future. Now, Dave is on the brink of a promotion that will ensure their financial security, but Sylvia wants him to retire and travel with her. When Dave refuses, Sylvia decides to go alone. But it’s a decision that could cost them much more than money.

A wonderful romance!  Readers will enjoy following Sylvia and David as they both attempt to stay true to their dreams and each other. Full of miscommunication and good intentions, both Sylvia and David struggle not because they are no longer in love but because they have different backgrounds and basic misunderstandings occur as they try to do what they think the other wants. While not a new story, The Calico Heart proves even time doesn’t make it easier to understand what they opposite sex is thinking, but readers will enjoy watching Sylvia and David figure it out anyway. 


Sarah Bradley