NAL, Jan 2004, 13.95, 330 pp.
Only thirty-six, John Sebastian has everything going especially with his North Carolina based chemical safety systems business. John has made millions with his firm and expands into New Jersey where he also relocates. However, in spite of his success, which includes those with the opposite sex, John feels something is missing in his life. John likes his current girlfriend Scent, but he knows that neither shares deep abiding feelings for one another.
John seeks some solace by donating computers to poverty stricken Lyons Avenue Elementary School in Newark. It is there that his former lover the married Josephine Prescott works as the vice principal. When John and Josephine meet for the first time in years, both realize what is missing in their lives as she shares his feeling of discontent. Josephine's husband Darren cares only of image as the superintendent of an affluent suburban school district. When it comes to Josephine, Darren demands she lose twenty pounds while John wants to share spoonfuls of love with her forever. Besides their respective insignificant other, John and Josephine know that love might not be enough to overcome the tragedy that ended their relationship the first time around.
A MAN MOST WORTHY is a fabulous relationship drama that focuses on never settling for less than your personal best. The story line moves forward rather quickly as the characters come across as genuine especially when water cooler politics intercede and at time supersede common sense, smart business and personal interactions. With this novel and other tales like FOUR GUYS AND TROUBLE, this author GOT TO BE REAL as a major author of modern day relationship tales.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner