After the Storm Was Over
A.T. (Mac) McTavish
Meet Josie, the narrator of this novel, who is thirty-nine years and fifteen months old! She, Sarah, Anne, Helen and Beth comprise the First Wives' Club. They are young single women with troubled personal histories now ready for a fresh start and adventure.
The novel is set in the West Country. It is from there, early in the novel, that these friends set off in ‘The Saucy Sally' for, purportedly, a two week sailing trip. However, a fierce storm forces them to abandon ship. They are rescued by Mac, a man of mystery - and menace? He is certainly flirtatious. He brings them aboard his boat, ‘Efcot', which effectively is the launchpad for all subsequent adventures.
This novel explores the themes of female sexuality and friendship. Fictitious Mac's mysterious ‘work' activities, too, have their parallel in the real world.