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How would you write the post-epilogue narrative?

Created: 06/21/15

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Posted Jun. 21, 2015 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
davinamw

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How would you write the post-epilogue narrative?

Do you think Adrian and Caroline end up together? How would you write the post-epilogue narrative?


Posted Jun. 22, 2015 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
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Miznanner

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RE: How would you write the post-epilogue narrative?

Frankly, my hope would be that Caroline would come to her senses and not marry him. I honestly cannot see that Adrian will change- odd statement coming from someone who is a therapist! I have seen enough people like him in therapy to take a rather jaundiced view of his ability to change, regardless of his motivation. I think the fact that he was so determined to pursue Jane gives one a peek into his future. I was left with this picture of him trying to win back Caroline with his charm and boyishness....so many women seem to fall for that Peter Pan persona! So, epilogue: Caroline finally sees that Adrian will never change, finds a nice solid man to love who loves her and her children. Adrian moves out, moves in with his first wife ( whose name escapes me right now!) and they grow old gracefully as friends. The family finally becomes a family that recognizes each others strengths & struggles and still love each other. THE END


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Posted Jun. 22, 2015 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
dlpiano

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RE: How would you write the post-epilogue narrative?

I really was not a fan of Caroline and Adrian's open-ness to get back together. As a woman I don't understand why she'd want a man that she knew (and told him) was a selfish human, had left her for another woman, had left their children, had been mostly absent for years, and still was showing signs of immaturity. He just seemed like a lost puppy dog, trying to find a home. Even the living out in her yard just seemed kind of pathetic to me, not attractive at all. It seemed as if she had a really good relationship with Paul Wilson where he respected her and gave her the attention and respect she deserved. She was even actively trying to have a baby with this man and then one lunch with her ex husband changes that? Seemed a little hard to swallow, for me at least. I think this storyline was my least favorite part of the novel and one I didn't see coming. Their relationship hadn't really been built up to be anything great, in fact the opposite, so to come in and have this "you were the love of my life" at the end wasn't easily digested.


Posted Jun. 29, 2015 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
judyw

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RE: How would you write the post-epilogue narrative?

"Dipiano" summed up my thoughts on an epilogue to this story. Ms. Jewell seemed to really be reaching with the addition of Caroline's desire for another baby!


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dorinned

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RE: How would you write the post-epilogue narrative?

The way Adrian reacted to Abby when he delivered the cat, there is no doubt that his wandering eye will never stop. He may insert him back in Caroline's house and even marry her, but it is hard to believe he will be able to resist the temptation to stray again... and again...


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