When Jenny Longworth offers aid and comfort to David Perry, a long-ago college sweetheart who recently lost his French wife, Sandrine, to cancer, their old passion is revived, creating a gauntlet of social and moral conflicts. Against cautionary counsel, Jenny disrupts her life in Boston and moves to Europe to be at David’s side as he attempts to put his world back together. While some of David’s friends welcome Jenny, others view her with hostility. Struggling with their own grief, David’s children, Marc and Delphine, react to Jenny’s presence with confusion and ambivalence, leaving David and Jenny in a quandary as to the future of their relationship. A compelling story of loss, loyalty, and love spanning two continents and four decades, If You Needed Me reminds us that passion is not the sole province of the young and that love is not for the faint of heart. Author Lee Lowry weaves a tale that confronts the challenges of late love and second marriage with honesty and accuracy, and the characters provide a rich, multi-layered examination of the nature of love with all its pain and beauty.
Lee Lowry is an author and writer who is active in environmental preservation issues. This is the first novel in a trilogy which follows David and Jenny through difficult life passages which test their commitment and renewed love.