Gary Dickson Publishes Historical Romance AN IMPROBABLE PAIRING
An Improbable Pairing by historical romance novelist Gary Dickson chronicles the enduring themes of a young man's coming of age and the rebellious love with a mismatched European high society Countess. Set in the golden years of 1960s Paris, Geneva, Gstaad, and Cannes, An Improbable Pairing, which is now available on Amazon, provides an inside look into the worlds of haute couture, three-star gourmet restaurants, and lavish hotel suites-the domains of rank and privilege. But society's privileged resist when an interloper threatens to upset their cozy structure.
In September of 1963, Scott Stoddard, an American graduate student, is traveling to Switzerland when he meets the Countess de Rovere, a French divorcee-he is smitten, and she is intrigued. What begins as a little coquetry soon becomes a serious love affair, much to the consternation of the Countess's ex-husband and mother, not to mention the Countess's friends of European high society. A meeting of equals poses problems enough, but what about one between two people who seem to have so many differences? And when a man of traditional attitudes couples with an independent and self-confident woman, something's got to give. It won't be the countess. As their liaison transcends an affair that cannot be dismissed, they all agree that something must be done.
An Improbable Pairing proves that love will prevail even when family and society are against the couple's will. "Those of us fortunate enough to have been in love or to be in love remember or know the intensity and deliciousness of being infatuated with another person," says Dickson. "Troubles and cares melt away and being with that person of our desire overtakes all reason. A kind of trance develops where we see no wrong, disregard any blemish, deny any fault. This is the feeling I hope to invoke with readers of An Improbable Pairing."
"An Improbable Pairing is an entertaining romp through Europe's high society of the 1960's, featuring a lovable young American rogue who aspires to love above his station, and the countess who possesses the wit and charm to conquer him. Upon opening this book, you might feel you've stumbled into a Technicolor world starring a young Paul Newman and Audrey Hepburn, their romance blossoming amid the sparkling sights of Europe. Grab a box of popcorn and enjoy!" - Robert M Eversz, author of SHOOTING ELVIS
Gary Dickson is an inveterate traveler and a Francophile, sans merci. Educated in the United States and Switzerland in history, literature, and the classics, Gary lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Susie.
An Improbable Pairing is available January 8, 2019 on Amazon and other retailers.