Amo, Amas, Amat...: An Unconventional Love Story

Amo Amas Amat An Unconventional Love Story At thirty three Mary Cate Randolph still believes in fairy tales She s been searching for Prince Charming all her life but after she was date raped by her last boyfriend she is understandably cauti

  • Title: Amo, Amas, Amat...: An Unconventional Love Story
  • Author: Carter Taylor Seaton
  • ISBN: 9781463584641
  • Page: 338
  • Format: Paperback
  • At thirty three, Mary Cate Randolph still believes in fairy tales She s been searching for Prince Charming all her life, but after she was date raped by her last boyfriend, she is understandably cautious When she meets tennis pro, Nick Hamilton, at her Asheville country club, she thinks she s found the perfect man He s charming and intelligent, but not sexually aggressiAt thirty three, Mary Cate Randolph still believes in fairy tales She s been searching for Prince Charming all her life, but after she was date raped by her last boyfriend, she is understandably cautious When she meets tennis pro, Nick Hamilton, at her Asheville country club, she thinks she s found the perfect man He s charming and intelligent, but not sexually aggressive No wonder It s 1983 and unbeknownst to Mary Cate, a naive homophobic, Nick is a closeted homosexual Thus begins a tangled web of love, deception, and discovery that ultimately leads to Mary Cate s transformation and realization that true love is far different from the fairy tale version.

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    1. I thought hard before I decided to read this book because it was a type of romance novel. Definitely not my chosen genre. However, I am glad that I did.The story very ably puts our own fears and prejudices on display and forces us to take a long, hard look at them. Too often we miss opportunities at love (however unconventional they may turn out to be) and friendship because of our fears of the unknown.This book certainly forces us to examine our motivations and helps us to get a fresh perspecti [...]

    2. In her second novel, "amo, amas, amat. . . An Unconventiional Love Story," Carter Taylor Seaton sets her intelligent and compassionate tale in the early 1980's, a time when misinformation about AIDS and homosexuality was prevalent (and in many ways, still is.) Seaton's story revolves around Mary Cate Randolph, who, at 33, believes naively that life should turn out like a fairy tale. Mary Cate, a product of her narrow-minded country-club lifestyle, also harbors homophobic views.When Mary Cate mee [...]

    3. Yes, this is an unconventional love story.Mary Kate Randolph is living the Junior League life in Asheville, NC. She falls in love with Nick the tennis pro at her country club. She ends up pregnant so they marry in a shotgun elopement wedding. Shortly after the wedding she miscarries and loses the baby. Unbeknownst to her, Nick is gay. She finds out and is humiliated and quickly divorces him. He moves to San Francisco. She decides to start anew in Atlanta. She buys a house and forms new friendshi [...]

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