Old Flames

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The Porcupine's Quill, 1999 - Fiction - 209 pages

Beth Robinson is a 40-ish public relations person turned stay-at-home mom, who, aside from an occasional pang of mourning for her lost youth, is pretty well content. That is, until Rachel Klein, a hip young advertising executive, moves into the house next door. When Rachel confides in Beth her ambitious career plans and her intention to rekindle an old flame with man-about-town Tim Donnelly, Beth is envious. So what if Rachel can't cook, knows nothing about gardening and forgets to take out her garbage? She has an exciting job, an attractive love-prospect, and friends like Schuyler LaSalle, a singing stock analyst who reminds Beth of her own long-lost aspiration to be a dancer on Broadway.

Soon, Beth realizes she must find a way to build a new flame for herself with the old dancing spark. Rachel -- between career-making moves at work -- tries to light Tim's fire without getting burned. And the garbage starts to show signs of life ... Old Flames is a book you'll want to curl up with in a comfortable chair (dancing optional).

 

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Most of us at one point in our lives have thought about how it might have been if you had stayed with that old flame of our past. This is no doubt a chick-lit read. A new neighbor moves in across the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
15
Section 3
27
Section 4
42
Section 5
56
Section 6
65
Section 7
75
Section 8
86
Section 12
130
Section 13
141
Section 14
152
Section 15
164
Section 16
172
Section 17
179
Section 18
187
Section 19
199

Section 9
94
Section 10
107
Section 11
119
Section 20
207
Section 21
213
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Kim Moritsugu was born in Toronto, where she now lives with her husband and two sons. She holds BA and MBA degrees from the University of Toronto, and worked for several years in a corporate setting before turning to the writing of fiction. She has taken hundreds of dance classes in her lifetime, and sometimes teaches hip-hop dance to children. She has written for CBC Radio, the Toronto Star, The Globe & Mail, and other publications.Moritsugu's first novel, Looks Perfe

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