Is passionate love reserved exclusively for the young? Can a mature woman in the second act of her life not only shed old skins, but can she utterly transform like a caterpillar into a butterfly? Is intimacy a spiritual journey? This is a modern retelling of the biblical story of Abraham and Sarah.
Aren Karajian is a widowed sixty-two year old solar technology engineer, originally from Armenia. lise Douchet is a fifty year old French teacher at a Boston prep school. She grew up in Montreal, Canada but is originally from French Saint Martin and Haiti. lise comes to terms with turning 50 by going on a hiking retreat in Vermont. She falls during a morning hike. Aren quickly discovers that the grey-haired woman he rescues is really quite striking and exotic. He is smitten. A dogged pursuit ensues. A sultry romance flourishes. A miracle happens.
Can a miracle upend your life and shatter your relationship? In the Boston Marathon you must go through Heartbreak Hill to finish the race. So it is for Aren and lise.