College Sweethearts Reunite in New Romance Novel

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Author Marion F. Francisco delivers a touching love story revolving around a college reunion

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With each Valentine’s Day, heartwarming news headlines find their way into major news publications. For instance, readers often hear of reports about a sweet couple that has been married for decades. This year the Los Angeles Times ran “Obama Tweets His Love for First Lady on Valentine's Day,” giving readers a touching glimpse into the president’s marriage. Love is a powerful emotion, an idea that permeates through Marion F. Francisco’s new novel “At Odds with Twenty-Two” (published by iUniverse), a story about love’s ability to pull people together against all odds.

As Parker Thomas headed to a 22-year college reunion, the only thing on his mind was the thought of whether or not Janie Farwell would be there. Even now, as a successful business man, he still looked back on his college days a lifetime ago – the partying, the fun and, of course, Janie, the girl who got away – and he admittedly felt a bit lonely.

Janie had also become successful in business but felt emptiness in her life. Little did she know that her reminiscent thoughts about a handsome boy named Parker were being reciprocated – she only hoped he would be at the reunion and that she could see him again.

The night draws nearer, until finally, Parker and Janie meet face-to-face. As their fellow graduates catch up on careers, families, and old friendships, Parker and Janie can only see each other. But can love weather the years? Only the night of the reunion can tell, and what happens may change both of their lives forever.

“People are constantly facing change in their lives and often have a need to re-evaluate where they are in life,” says Francisco. “This is one such examination.”

About the Author
Marion F. Francisco was born in New Jersey and attained three post-high school degrees from colleges in three different states. She resides in Minnesota with two Irish Setters and one cat.

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