More Than We Know
Laura Donovan is devoted to her two young children but she finds men incomprehensible – including Peter, her workaholic husband – and she is wary and distrustful of women after the betrayal of her best friend. Lonely and isolated in a new town, Laura meets high-spirited, uninhibited Julia, whose compassionate attention is impossible to resist. Out of the fabric of ordinary conversations, an extraordinary relationship emerges, and Laura gains new perspectives on the people in her life and a new understanding of herself. Ultimately she finds she must confront the choices, conscious and unconscious, that will define her life.
More Than We Know captivates the reader with its deftly drawn and engaging characters, whose relationship evolves from a friendship based on sharing the challenges of motherhood and marriage into the uncharted terrain of deeper emotional intimacy. The sensory details of everyday partnering and parenting are skillfully rendered, as well as the intoxicating spell of sexual desire and the conflicting tug of different kinds of love. This skillfully written story will leave the reader with many scenes to remember and savor well after the book is finished.
Mary Jacobsen, author of Blood Sisters: A Novel of an Epic Friendship
In richly crafted prose, Rachel Hyde evokes the rhythm of the daily lives of these two women, both of them wives and mothers, that forms the background to the dramatic story that evolves. An engaging and immensely satisfying book.
Dorothy Stephens, author of A Door Just Opened
More Than We Know is about two women stumbling over their inner fears and boundaries, learning to let go and to love even more. This novel was a pleasure to read – beautifully written, intimate, and uplifting.
Grace Gillespie Carter, author of City of Three Rivers