"The First Vision"
In this story by Hannah Orenstein, author of MEANT TO BE MINE, a 1950s heartbreaker meets her fated soulmate — and despises him.
Hello, and welcome to the very first installation of Heartbeat! Buckle up for weekly love stories from now until the sun explodes.
This week, I’m excited to introduce novelist/style queen/mah-jongg enthusiast/Heartbeat’s co-founder, Hannah Orenstein, and her short story, “The First Vision.” Prepare to be swept away to Mad Men-era Manhattan in this tale of what happens when feisty Gloria Bloom butts heads with the infuriating/intoxicating Raymond Meyer, on the day a strange prophecy has foretold she’ll meet her soulmate. Serving as a prequel to Hannah’s last book, Meant to Be Mine (in which Gloria has a vision about her granddaughter’s fated soulmate), this New York love story crackles with whip-sharp dialogue, perfect fifties details and wonderful chemistry between our strong-willed leads. Mix yourself a martini and enjoy.
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