Andrea Weir is an accomplished journalist whose work has appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country and around the world. She has led writing workshops for high school students, and seminars on journal- and memoir-writing for people of all ages. She lives in Santa Barbara, where she raised her two daughters.
A Foolish Consistency, her debut novel, is a finalist for the 2015 Foreword Clarion’s IndieFAB Book of the Year Awards. It also is a finalist in the 2015 Indie Excellence Book Awards, Independent Author Network's Book of the Year Award, USA Book News' Best Book Awards and Chanticleer Book Review's Chatelaine Award.
A Foolish Consistency
Sparks fly when Callie Winwood finds herself face to face in a hospital emergency room with Will Tremaine, the man she fell in love with — and thought she’d marry —twenty-five years earlier. This chance meeting quickly reignites the feelings each has harbored for the other for more than two decades.
But their journey back to one another is anything but simple. Following the death of his wife, Joanna, two years earlier, which he believes he caused, Will has devoted himself to his two young children.
As Will and Callie wrestle with their own personal histories of love and loss, they must also navigate the complex emotions of Will’s children who still grieve for their mother, Joanna. At the same time, they must struggle with Joanna’s family, who will go to any lengths to avoid facing the truth.
Just as Callie and Will find happiness at last, they are forced apart when a scandal threatens to unravel their respective families. Putting their children above all else, Callie and Will separate once again, until an unexpected ally intervenes on their behalf.
A Foolish Consistency explores the emotional damage wrought by unacknowledged fear and grief. Yet, it is also a passionate love story, and a statement on the power of hope, the importance of forgiveness, and, ultimately, the joy of redemption.