Synopsis: Everybody Calls My Father, Father is based on a true love story of the author’s parents. The character of a tenacious young woman, Bouvette Sherwood, who is a successful New York Broadway producer and actress, drives the plot. In the mid 1940s Bouvette meets and falls in love with a charming alcoholic, Hughie Hewitt. He has a secret though, which he keeps from her during their intense courtship-he is a Catholic priest. Their love story unfolds into a kaleidoscope of intrigue, suspense, betrayal, and romance.
Anders definitely draws the reader into the story wondering how Hughie and Boo will deal with keeping their relationship. It is a story of true passion, love, heartache and sacrifice. I must admit that I was disappointed that Hughie felt the only way that he could be fulfilled in his profession was a priest. I felt that with his heart and passion could have been fulfilled if he became a minister or pastor. The characters are well developed to the point where the reader can feel the compassion for Boo and Hughie in their predicament. The story moves at a pretty fast after the initial meeting. I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good romance that gets you emotionally involved.