By Leslie Carroll
40 is awesome for Tessa Craig. Heck, she has it all—a glamorous activity as a political speechwriter, a ny duplex, and a good-looking boyfriend, Congressman David Weyburn, whose integrity, aura, and attractiveness have made him his party's emerging famous person. yet her fabulosity fizzles whilst scandal moves, and Tessa watches helplessly as her doubtless satisfied love lifestyles and profitable profession cave in like a home of playing cards. Tessa realizes it is time to embark on a brand new trip, one she must have made decades in the past. it is a journey that takes her to the Emerald Isle and again, top her center in unimagined instructions. She makes new buddies, unexpectedly adopts a brand new relations (or do they undertake her?), and discovers unanticipated love with silver-tongued, green-eyed, aspiring pub proprietor, Jamie Doyle. And, most significantly, Tessa makes that uphill climb over the rainbow to discover the final word pot of gold: Herself.
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Even though this multi-billiondollar industry does business with travelers from all over the United States and in American waters, they are permitted to register their vessels in places like Panama and Liberia in order to avoid paying any taxes. ’ I’m liking this, Tess. ’ Good stuff. ” “Yeah,” I chuckle. ” “And the fact that Alaska, California, Washington, and Hawaii are on top of this, but we still have no cruise ship waste law plays well, too. This is a nice bit: ‘New York, which is home to one of the country’s largest cruise ship ports, and certainly the most populous in terms of density, is not even in the picture.
I don’t . . I want to be on my own, Tess. ” The words aren’t much more than a gargle in my throat. “You are . . ” A Pinteresque pause follows. “Oh, God” escapes my lips as a strangled sob. He might as well have sucker-punched me. “There’s so much going on right now . . ” He pats the sofa beside him and I perch. Part of me wants to be near him and part of me wants to be on another planet. ” I posit, wiping my nose. ” “But that was then; this is now. I do see what you mean— your personal life—and mine—are nobody’s business, but I give you full permission to ‘out’ our relationship.
My Polish cleaning lady taught me a couple of important words and phrases when she found out that the workmen were from Lodz. Now they’re my new best friends. ” This bizarre conversation is at least entertaining. It’s taking my mind off my own mishegas—which reminds me—I owe my cousin Imogen a call. Whenever I talk to Imogen she always seems to be enmeshed in some sort of imbroglio. I have never known a woman to have so many life crises. Imogen has a way of magnifying a bee sting into a four-star disaster.
Herself by Leslie Carroll