EAST OF THE SUN WEST
OF THE MOON
Reviewed by Barbara
Leigh Fallon's marriage to Congressman Bob Fallon is in limbo. Fallon constantly criticizes her - and then she discovers that he is having an affair with his young secretary.
Feeling that she wants something more out of life, she drifts into a relationship with Erik, a young Norwegian exchange student who is staying in their home. Erik is drawn to Leigh, feeling attracted to a mature woman.
In retaliation to Leigh's affair, Bob turns their children against her. She must decide whether she wants to destroy her relationship with her children or continue to find fulfillment and gratification with her new life.
This is a story full of emotion and drama. It probes the depth of a love between a young and an older woman when the woman must make difficult decisions about her responsibility to her family or responsibility to herself. The characters are complex and well developed, especially Leigh, a strong thoughtful woman. The plot is full of twists and turns, enough drama to make this ideal for a TV miniseries or soap opera.
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