The Letter Sweater

 by Skip Crayton

Fiction: Mystery 

 

Sandra Mercer moves back to her childhood home hoping to seek refuge from a bitter divorce and to conceal a painful secret.

She is shocked to find her youngest daughter, Carla, wearing a letter sweater that had been a gift from Carla’s boyfriend, Kevin Dawson — same letter sweater Sandra wore when she was in high school.

The sweater originally belonged to Jack Dawson, Sandra's high school and college sweetheart. Sandra and Jack had planned to wed as soon as he'd completed his military service, but fate would have its own way for the two lovers. A "Dear John" letter from Sandra, delivered just weeks before Jack was to return home, ended the dream they both had shared. For thirty years their paths never crossed.

Now in the autumn of their lives, Sandra discovers that Jack, a retired TV personality, has returned home to write a book.

She must now decide if she wants to deal with a love that has never gone away and a regret that has punished her for a lifetime or to run away again.

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