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Deliberate Steps: (Along a Familiar Path)

by Dick Gibson

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It's October 1968, and Rob Grant is confronted with many of the complications of life that professionals and parents face today. From his recent divorce, to developments at his company, readers follow him through his quest for personal satisfaction and excellence in his profession in Dick Gibson's new novel, Deliberate Steps. As Rob is about to leave for a conference in Las Vegas, his attorney calls and tells him his divorce is final. It's his second failed marriage, and he faces unexpected problems when Greg, the younger of his two sons, gets into drugs and needs both professional help and firm maternal guidance. As a single father who commutes from Connecticut to New York each day, he needs all the help he can get, and he looks for it in some of the women he romances.
Although wary of committing to a permanent relationship too quickly, Rob's interest in women has by no means diminished. Along with a string of affairs involving a suburban divorcée, a New York artist, a company secretary, and a woman he meets in Mexico City, it all begins when Rob meets Kate Skowron in Las Vegas and she follows him back to the East Coast. He has no doubt that she can provide immediate help to his family, but his personal timetable and cautious approach may be a hindrance.
When the oil company Rob works for is threatened with acquisition, another unforeseen complication tests his resilience. But a new woman, Luisa Cappelletti, enters his life and her love and unselfish support help Rob stand up to the issues that confront him.
Deliberate Steps (the first in a trilogy of novels about Rob Grant) is a genuine account of a man trying to juggle his son's drug problem, the loss of a good management job, and the search for a wife and surrogate mother for his boys. Gibson's realistic, touching portrayal of Rob pulls readers into his everyday search for contentment, both personal and professional.
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It's October 1968. Just as Rob Grant is preparing to leave for a conference in Las Vegas, his attorney calls and tells him his divorce is final. Rob is now a single parent living in Connecticut with two teenage sons. The younger one, Greg, gets into drugs, and Rob takes immediate steps to find help. Now twice divorced, Rob is wary of committing to a permanent relationship. While in Vegas, he meets Kate Skowron, a pretty face who follows him back East. She is the first of several women he romances as he searches for a new companion and a surrogate mother for his boys. They hope to see immediate results-especially Greg, who needs firm maternal guidance. But a conflict arises when Rob finds that his personal timetable and cautious approach aren't compatible with either the boys' hopes or those of the women he dates. Rob then encounters a professional setback when the oil company he works for in New York becomes the target of an acquisition. This unforeseen complication tests his resilience, but a new woman enters his life and brings Rob love and support. Will it be enough to help him face the uncertainties that lie ahead? Author's web address: www.dg-books.com

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