Roger Mendelson writes a beautiful love story that will stay with you a very long time
Eliyahu’s Mistress (Sid Harta Publishing-314 pages) is the engrossing debut novel by Roger Mendelson, a Melbourne lawyer and businessman.
Set in present day Melbourne, the book is a seductive love story about Steven, a dynamic marketing man, Jewish but not religious, and Frances, a middle-aged practising Catholic woman who lives in the Dandenong Ranges.
When Steven begins developing a new business strategy for an established chain of Church-run op-shops, he quickly forms a strong working relationship with Frances, one of its board members.
Frances lives a life shaped by nature, her religion and the seasons. It provides her with contentment and a deep spiritual dimension.
The bedrock of their growing bond is the conversations they engage in as they learn more about each other through religion, history and the relationships that have defined them.
Both Steven and Frances maintain a steady control on their relationship with Frances experiencing a sexual awakening and Steven finding himself increasingly at odds with her deep spirituality.
Even as their relationship becomes more and more intense, their time together is heading towards an unexpected and dramatic finish.
Edited reviews include:
“All the sexual, emotional and psychological layers of an adulterous affair, masterfully observed and woven into a story impelling the reader towards the intriguing finale. Outstanding debut novel.”
Lawrence Money, Author and Columnist
“A very Melbourne love story. Steven and Frances are surprised by love, friendship and sexual exploration in their middle years…”
Victoria Steggall, Historian and Writer
“…Love can take many forms, and Steven and Frances thrown together by chance, share an intimate journey that challenges them to discover and confront aspects of themselves.”
Addison Russell, Author of The Invisible Journey
While Eliyahu’s Mistress is Roger’s debut novel, he has published two successful non-fiction books: The Ten Mistakes Businesses Make and How to Avoid Them, and Business Survival.
The book is available from www.mendelsonbooks.com.au and from good book stores for a RRP of $24.95.
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