I have a book to share with you called Marcel Proust in Taos which is a little bit romance and a little bit Mystery all thrown in together. It is written by Jon Foyt.
Marcel Proust in Taos tells the story of Christopher and Marlene, two recent immigrants to Taos, New Mexico, who fall in love with their adopted city and eventually each other. Christopher, a retired nuclear physicist, works on his first novel, while Marlene, newly arrived from Germany, spends her days painting the landscape and people around her.
The two team up to open a microbrewery, and their relationship is tested by the hurdles they deal with along the way: Christopher hits a rough patch in his book, and a powerful enemy of Marlene’s threatens to destroy everything.
Christopher and Marlene find themselves confronting terrorism of a new sort with the matriarch of the Taos community, Agnes Havelock Powers, who strongly opposes having a brewery in town. Agnes is rich, powerful, and influential. She has the city authorities tucked in her purse next to her checkbook.
Follow the exciting and charming love story of Marlene and Christopher in historical Taos, as they experience the challenges of confronting abusive power.
Christopher moves to Taos with his cat, Marcel and because of several failed marriages in the past, never expected to fall in love again. But, when a new artist comes to town from Germany, Marlene, they set out on a new adventure and open the Microbrewery using her family's recipe.
The brewery is a success, which the old rich lady, Ms. Powers, did not appreciate at all. She actually had a bomb placed at the brewery and it did indeed blow up, killing several people, including the brewmaster.
Christopher and Marlene vow to rebuild the brewery. And Ms. Powers is caught and arrested for the crime. Did Christopher ever get his book written with all of this going on? Will they be able to rebuild?
It's a fun book with some really good laughs thrown in here and there. Of course, the murders from the bomb that blew up the brewery are serious and that is the other aspect of this book. If you love reading mysteries with a touch of romance and a hint of comical thrown in, then you will love reading this book!
About the Author:
Striving for new heights on the literary landscape, Jon Foyt began writing novels following careers in radio, commercial banking, and real estate. He holds a degree in journalism and an MBA from Stanford and a second masters degree in historic preservation from the University of Georgia. An octogenarian prostate cancer survivor, Jon is active in an adult retirement community near San Francisco.