What happens when a middle-aged man falls in love with a woman who is happily married? If he’s Avery Laird, he hires her to work for him.

Buddy and Ginger have been happily married for 27 years. Avery is divorced. When he meets Ginger, he believes he has found the perfect mate. Determined to marry her, he offers her a job at an inflated salary.

Buddy is suspicious. He thinks the job is too good to be true and makes Ginger feel as though she isn’t worth the offer. She goes to work for Avery to prove Buddy wrong.

Ginger saves Avery a fortune in the first real estate deal she handles for his company. Flush with success, she believes the problems she and Buddy had are over. But everything changes when they have an unexpected guest from the past…

Ginger and Buddy take turns telling their story. Whose side will you take?

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Latest Review

Reviewed By Tracy A. Fischer for Readers’ Favorite

We all know them. Those established couples, the ones who’ve been together through thick and thin, who have been married for years, and no one could imagine them not together, the couples that other people aspire to be. Such is the case with the marriage of Buddy and Ginger Middleton, the main characters in The Last Season, The Story of a Marriage by Marian D. Schwartz. High school sweethearts who’ve been married for twenty-seven years, their marriage is a stable one, a good one. But when Ginger is offered a job by the wealthy and debonair Avery Laird, and Buddy has reservations about Laird’s true intentions and tries to convince her that she won’t be adequate for the task, things begin to crumble in the Middleton marriage. Will Buddy and Ginger be able to make it back to their former selves, into the relationship they once found so comfortable and supportive? Do they really want to?

The Last Season, The Story of a Marriage is a wonderful inside look at a faltering marriage, one in which the couple involved began to take each other and their love for granted. Author Marian D. Schwartz is skilled at developing characters that the reader truly cares about, and I found that to be very much the case with Buddy and Ginger. This book would appeal to any reader who loves great fiction, romance, and stories about relationships, flawed though they may be. The only suggestion I would have for a reader would be to make sure you have enough time set aside to read it from start to finish, because once you pick it up, you won’t want to put it down until the very end.

What Readers Are Saying

“I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to experience an emotional, heartfelt read.”
Norm Hamilton, author
“I liked the characters, felt like I really knew them and pulled for their marriage to succeed.”
Pamela Douda
“If you have been married a long time, still are, or aren’t, you will see pages from your life here.”
J. McDaniel
“It leaves you wondering. Makes you think. I like that in a book. I also enjoyed the characters.”
Amy Sherman
“This book engaged me from the first page. I cared about Ginger and Buddy and wanted to hear more.”
E. Feliciano
“I give a 5 star rating to stories that I can’t wait to get back to and hate to finish! This is one of them.”
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“I enjoyed this book because it took different and unexpected turns.”
F. Kruger
“Loved it. Kept you guessing to the end and still didn’t give you the answer. You had to make your own choice.”
Shirley Keller
“This book is powerful in its review of a marriage and about the issues that can cause problems in a long standing relationship.”
Becky Couch
“I enjoyed reading this book because I believed everything Was possible and real. I felt every hurt as though it was mine…This book is a must read for anyone about to embark in marriage.”
Beverly Gurley
“What a wonderful love story, a story of real life problems, heart ache, love and betrayal.”
Linda Moreland
“I loved this book!”
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