Marianne's Vacation by Meredith Rae Morgan
Approx. 67,440 words.
Published on January 2, 2010.
In 1973, Marianne Delios turned 40 and her only child went away to college. She traveled to Provence to visit her mother's grave and decide what to do with the rest of her life.
Luke Payne's career playing bad guys in B-movies had stalled. He traveled to Provence with a stack of scripts looking for his breakout role.
They meet and fall in love. Thirty years pass before the happily ever after.