At her mother's condo in Boca Raton, Florida, many have recently lost a spouse and are now with "significant others," and Honey is intrigued by the promise of new love even at an old age but doubts she'll ever find another significant other after her inevitable divorce. When her mother reunites with a lost love from years before, Honey is completely undone, but the "Jesus tree" puts into motion a series of holiday miracles. Discovering what's important in life brings a message of hope for lovers of all ages.
REVIEW: Marilyn Baron's Significant Others
Significant Others is my first Marilyn Baron’s book and it is a gem. I enjoyed the fact that the heroine, Honey, is a woman of a certain age with troubles of her own. She’s forced to deal with a delusional mother who’s spotted the image of Jesus in a tree and wants to turn it into a shrine. Honey’s only goal is to get her mother back home before some high-powered billionaire gobbles up the family business.
The business deadline is Christmas. A person would think Honey could get her mother back home to save the business. She has to. It is her recently demised father’s legacy to her, and all she has considering her husband is cheating on her. Her brother sides with their mother and her miracle tree. In families, things never work out the way you expect them to even on Christmas Eve.
Significant Others was a fun, fast read because of the conflict, the holiday deadline, wacky relatives and the humor. I almost felt like I knew her family because they were so well-rounded. The tale does end well, but I do not want to give it away.