Faces at the Table

by Helen Ambroff Reynolds


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/1/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 296
ISBN : 9781585002993

About the Book

A YOUNG WOMAN, TRAPPED IN A MARRIAGE OF DESPAIR AND INTRIGUE, FINDS HER MEANS OF SURVIVAL THROUGH THE CHANCE MEETING WITH A STRANGER.

Against her parents' wishes, Alexandra Comenus elopes with Stanley Whitmore, a wealthy non-Greek. The fact that Stanley does not understand the closeness that exists in the Comenus family, and that Alexandra's father does not fully accept his son-in-law sets the stage for a rocky marriage.

Stanley takes Alexandra to live in his elegant Happy Canyon home, located in the lush Santa Ynez Valley. Slowly and systematically he exerts his control to cut his wife off from her family. When he forces Alexandra to quit her teaching job, she loses that lifeline to her students and colleagues.

Ashamed to enlist the help of her family, the once pretty and vivacious Alexandra deteriorates, both physically and in spirit. It is only by chance that she meets a stranger who ultimately guides her back to normalcy and survival.

At the same time, Stanley's mysterious past unfolds, revealing a former life rife with murder and blackmail.

The twists and turns of this story take the reader on a journey of heartache, terror, and final solution, through the eyes of Alexandra.


About the Author

Helen Ambroff Reynolds, born of Russian-Armenian parents, was raised in Southern California. She grew up in the San Fernando Valley where she became Americanized, while, at the same time, retaining the traditions and values of the Old Country.

The first in her family to attend college, she earned her Bachelor's Degree from University of California at Santa Barbara, and her Master's Degree from the University of Southern California.

Ms. Reynolds taught school for thirteen years, and served as principal of the prestigious Vieja Valley School in Santa Barbara for twenty-six years.

Her husband was raised in the Masonic Children's Home in Covina, California...a completely different upbringing from hers. It is from experiencing those differences that she has drawn material for Faces at the Table.

Ms. Reynolds is the published author of Treasure of Charter Oak, which is a memoir of her husband, as well as of numerous magazine articles and newspaper columns on education. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Russia, and the Orient. She lives in the Santa Ynez Valley where she enjoys the company of Cookie and Amanda, her precious Basset Hounds.