Hop in and take a ride with Polly and Delia McGrath. Polly is a delightfully starchy widow who is busily fighting off the advances of Anthon Clemmer, a poet, a philosopher, and her one-time carjacker, who has suddenly decided to purchase the neighbor's place. Polly's disgust with him is equaled only by his mischievous desire to woo her.
Polly's daughter Delia has worries of her own. A young college professor caught up in the intrigue of a baffling robbery, she thinks she may also be the only witness to an apparent homicide. And with the cast on her leg, the only car she'll fit in is her neighbor's lurching Pontiac convertible. So take a seat and get comfortable. She'll do the driving.
Marilyn Arnold has a gift for weaving a mesmerizing tale around colorful and thoroughly lovable characters who tend to plunk themselves down in your heart. Her work shows the deftness of an artist's touch, brought to life with grace and delicious humor. Her unassuming heroes are vibrantly alive, their stories unexpected, and their wisdom profound enough to endure with you long beyond the final page.
All of Arnold's novels are wonderful; this is her best yet. [publisher's blurb]