The First Warm Evening of the YearLarge Print - 2012
On an ordinary day, Geoffrey arrives home to find a letter advising him that an old friend has named him the executor of her estate. Twenty years ago, in college, Geoffrey and Laura Welles had been best friends, but later went their separate ways. Now, she's reached out from the past to ask him to settle her estate.
Geoffrey travels up to Laura's hometown where he meets Marian Ballantine, a widow living in the shadow of an idyllic marriage, and now grieving the loss of her best friend. From the moment he first sees her, Geoffrey realizes that this attractive, plainspoken woman has the power to upend his compartmentalized life. Faced with the decision to embrace the unknown or retreat to the safety of the familiar, both will have to decide whether it's safe to tumble into the abyss of love.