TITLE: WAITING FOR SOMEDAY
GENRE: Women's Fiction
I’m dying to see you. We’ve all casually said that at one time or another, but for Allyson Kiley, seeing her childhood friend one last time means just that...
From the moment Allyson and Valene had exchanged smiles at the age of ten, the two girls seemed inseparable—but life had a way of rearranging itself. The steadfast friendship they once thought would endure a lifetime was severed, and their lives took different paths.
Diagnosed with cancer at age 38, Allyson intends to conceal her illness and handle her impending fate on her own terms. With time running out, she attempts to rectify a situation that has besieged her for years—to mend the rift that exists between her and her best friend.
Valene Del Monaco likes her life in New York just the way it is—simple and ordinary. Determined never to revisit her troubled past, everything changes when she receives a cryptic letter from her former best friend after a 22-year estrangement, urging her to come back to California.
Their emotional reunion is spent sharing stories of their adolescence, both women wishing they could change the past, only to realize the past had changed them. And now, as their hearts begin to mend and regain harmony, Allyson must choose whether or not to reveal that their rekindled friendship has an expiration date stamped on it—a date of her own choosing.
WAITING FOR SOMEDAY, complete at 91,000 words, intertwines the stories of two women whose friendship comes full circle. It is a poignant journey in women’s fiction containing subject matter certain to question readers’ attitudes on controversial themes (e.g., physician-assisted suicide), yet proves that even with the darkest cloud looming, silver linings really do exist.