Honey and Leonard, by Mark Paul Smith

New Release — Adult Fiction

Honey and Leonard are in their seventies when they fall in love. Leonard is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s and Honey thinks her love will cure him.

When their heirs try to keep them apart, they flee to France in violation of court orders. Pursued by police, press, and private investigators, they become an international media sensation. In a time just before cell phones and the Internet, they become the Bonnie and Clyde of love.

Their whirlwind romance encompasses arsenic poisoning, elder law, Alzheimer’s, an Eiffel Tower arrest, and a Paris jail break.

And through it all Honey is in the middle of the difficult process of discovering that love does not conquer all. Or does it?

ISBN 978-1-945-448-47-8 (Paperback)

Adult Fiction

6 x 9, 342 pages

Publication date: November 1, 2019

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Author Mark Paul Smith started writing for a newspaper in 1972. It was thirty reporters in a sprawling newsroom, getting yelled at by a curmudgeonly editor chain smoking Camel straights. From writing obituaries as “the death editor,” to covering cops, schools, social services, city government and features, Mark learned that if a man bites a dog, there’s a story.

Mark’s novels are inspired by world travel, rock and roll lifestyle and courtroom drama. They’re about real people; not super heroes, violence-porn and body counts. Mark says that facing grief, betrayal and shattered dreams are enough for any character to handle, and that fortunately, love and kindness can become their own rewards.