Consequences is a love-story-times-three that opens on the eve of
the Second World War, with a chance meeting in St. James’ Park, London. Wholly
in love, Lorna and Matt leave the city for a cottage in a rural Somerset
village. Their intimate life together is shattered when the war begins and by
Matt’s tragic death in action.
Twenty years later, their
daughter, Molly, happens upon a forgotten newspaper—a seemingly small moment
that leads to her first job and, eventually, a pregnancy by a wealthy man who
wants to marry her but whom she does not love. But it is her own daughter,
Ruth, who begins the journey that will take her back to 1941—and a redefinition
of herself and of love.
Told in Lively’s incomparable
prose, Consequences is a powerful story of growth, death, and rebirth and
a study of the previous century—its major and minor events, its shaping of
public consciousness, and its changing of lives. Download and start listening now!