Seeking Affection by Ann Dickson
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An affair and a divorce lead to a lawsuit based on a North Carolina law that allows a rejected spouse to sue the outside person blamed for the breakup of the marriage. The story chronicles the unraveling of a marriage and the pain and animosity of divorce.
Emily Chambers, a thirty-something stay-at-home mom in Wilmington, North Carolina, is married to Josh Chambers, who works long hours providing locations for movie production companies. She thinks she is happily married until she meets charismatic and handsome Andy Bennett at a party hosted by Wilmington’s film studio.
Sparks fly between Emily and Andy and they embark on an affair. Emily becomes aware of her hidden marital dissatisfaction and unhappiness, and her passionate love-making with Andy elevates her sexual gratification to a new level.
When Josh finds out about the affair, he leads Emily to their Baptist minister for counseling, but Emily chooses divorce. Seeking revenge, Josh sues Andy, the scion of a wealthy real estate family, and Andy’s financial well-being is in the hands of a jury.
Ann Dickson lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, but spent most of her adult life in Rochester, New York. After obtaining a Master's Degree in English from the University of Rochester, she wrote feature articles for a weekly newspaper and worked for twenty years as a technical writer. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in history, Cum Laude, from Ohio University, and is working on a historical novel about Varina Davis, the wife of Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederacy.
She wrote Seeking Affection after serving on a jury in a case based on the North Carolina law that allows a rejected spouse to sue the third party involved in an affair. Only seven states allows such action.
She has also published a travel book, A Slice of the Big Apple: Three Seasons in Manhattan, which is an account of the seven months she and her husband lived a block from Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan. It is available on Amazon for $3.99.