A novel of romance, first love, and second chances hailed as “an exquisite book, one that long lingers in the mind, an absolute ‘keeper’!” —Heather Graham
At the turn of the century, small-town postmistress Lucy Hart is desperate for adventure. On the verge of spinsterhood, she decides to take a trip and make some lasting memories in the fading glory of Atlantic City.
Avaricious gigolo Blackie LaDuke has made his way through a bevy of high-society women, pleasing them while keeping his eye on a way out. Looking to escape the heat of New York City—and the pressure to settle down—he escapes to Atlantic City. There he meets a most unusually beautiful and prim young woman, and is instantly intrigued.
Soon, an unlikely friendship blossoms and before long, Blackie finds himself wanting to be the man worthy of Lucy’s affection. Hoping to leave their old lives behind, can Lucy and Blackie start a new one together?