Her secret life as the mysterious and brilliantly successful Alexander Green—and her own life as a talented young woman—expose her to the envious, the arrogant, and Hollywood players who have no idea who she really is.Always, the right time to open up seems just out of reach, and would cost her dearly.She concentrated on her friends after that, and he noticed that they laughed a lot, and he felt faintly ridiculous, but he gave her his business card when he left the restaurant, and told her where he was staying in Miami. He was twenty-eight years older than she was, more than twice her age.
She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless; Pure Joy, about the dogs she and her family have loved; and the children’s books Pretty Minnie in Paris and Pretty Minnie in Hollywood.
He had seen a group of attractive young people walk in, and heard them speaking Spanish when they sat down at a table next to his, and a spectacular looking young woman had instantly caught his eye. He had been married to a college professor who had died of breast cancer two years before, after putting up a noble fight.
Sensing him watching her, she had glanced over and smiled at him. They had no children, and had made a conscious decision not to have any, due to health problems his wife had had all her life.
He had expected them to spend their golden years together and hadn’t anticipated being widowed at forty-eight.
That hadn’t been in their plan, and once she was gone, he felt like a marble in a shoebox, rolling around, lost at home, as he sat alone reading in his den every night. He traveled for business frequently, but there was no one to come home to, no one to tell about the projects he was working on, and he had thought this trip to Miami would be no different.Her mother didn’t care who heard them fight, but her father always sent Alex to her room.