Jenny Longworth’s recent marriage to widower David Perry is tested on multiple
fronts. Despite her efforts to adapt to living in Europe, she experiences increasing
bouts of homesickness.
Beyond the continuing challenge of adjusting to a new country and a new
language, Jenny must define her role as stepmother to two young adults.
Jenny suspects David’s son Marc has a drug addiction, but David defends
Marc’s behavior as a “passing phase.” When his daughter Delphine gets into
financial difficulty, David’s protective instincts run counter to Jenny’s views on
As David and Jenny struggle to negotiate their differences, their challenge is
heightened by David’s retirement and financial pressures of their own, leading
them to consider repatriating to the US. In this sequel to Judge Not, author
Lee Lowry completes her trilogy of mid-life love and second marriage with an
intimate account of the give and take essential to a healthy relationship.