This is a blend of old-fashion roamnce, history, and science fiction, Rita, the central figure, is a bright but wounded divorcee seeking to understan how a sensitive romantic could find herself at the age of forty, frequenting singles bars and leaving each time not only minues Robert Redford, but feeling depressed and ashamed.
When we meet Keith, her lover(a man from the stars), a whole new dimension is added to the story. Keith and his people have been visiting Earth for centuries...For eons. they were involved with the great flood, the advanced Central American civilization of the past. and other important events in history.
Keith shares with Rita the fascinating story of why and how he came to Earth. The mode of relating is, in itself, fascinating and while there is a bir of irony to the fact the the only good man left on Earth reveals himself to be from another planet, the imprtance of the book is that it is about "LOVE"