As Audrey Hepburn said, “Paris is always a good idea.” Especially for amore!

MIRACLE AT MIDLIFE: A transatlantic Romance (SheWritesPress) by Roni Beth Tower is a memoir chronicling the two-year courtship between a divorced American attorney living on a converted barge in the center of Paris and an empty-nested clinical psychologist who worked from her home in Connecticut. Roni Beth Tower and David Griff conquered challenges of internal demons (mostly hers – he’d see her thighs) and external threats (mostly their kids – 2 each, careers and culture) as they shared adventures in their separate worlds and created a life together. The tensions of their romance, often taking place across six-time zones, are captured through letters and fax correspondence.


Throughout their journey, stories of courage, joy and integrity bring hope and delight to those who wonder how romantic love appears and evolves; inspiration to people in mid-life who, knowingly or unknowingly, have completed a chapter in their lives and are ready to move on; and comfort to anyone who longs to wrestle and conquer the demons of fear, born of history or of the unknown, and win. Testimony that love is real and knows no age limit!







Roni Beth Tower earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Yale and later cross-trained at Yale Medical School, studying closeness in married couples. Now a retired psychotherapist and professor, she and her husband live in Tarrytown, New York.


And if you find yourself at a point, interested in writing a memoir, SheWritesPress has published the definitive toolbox to help you write the story of your life. THE MAGIC OF MEMOIR: Inspiration for the Writing Journey by Linda Joy Meyers and Brooke Warner. You can check it out at:

THE MAGIC OF MEMOIR by Linda Joy Meyers and Brooke Warner

Thanks to SheWritesPress for providing a copy of MIRACLE AT MIDLIFE for an honest review and a giveaway! Tell us about a love story that you were part of or heard about that touched your heart. We’ll announce a winner Monday, November 28th. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


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7 thoughts on “MIRACLE AT MIDLIFE by Roni Beth Tower & GIVEAWAY

  1. My mother and my step-father. They used to top onions together in the fields when they were young teenagers. My mother eloped with my father when she was 18, and my step-father married my mother’s sister. Fast forward to age mid-forties and they got together and married. And to this day, my mother acts like a teenager around him. All girly and stuff. It’s cute. They are in their eighties now.

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  2. I worked for a man with quadriplegia when I lived in the dormitory during my final year of college. After graduation, I still kept in touch with him. One day, I visited him and a young man walked into the room and said, “Hi, remember me?” I did. The man I worked for said that he should ask me out. I was afraid that he was put on the spot and said, “oh, no, that’s ok.” When he left the room, I said that maybe I shouldn’t have brushed it off so quickly. He gave the young man my phone number. He called. And that’s the rest of the story. (We married a few years later. :))

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