Close Enough to Perfect is the heartwarming and heartbreaking story of Chris and Al Noyes, married for twenty-eight years until tragedy hit on a commercial airline flight. The story speaks of soulmates, happy places, mental illness, adventure, and sorrow. A true story of love, grief, resilience, and spirit told with brutal honesty and emotion.

2020 Readers' Favorite
Five Star Review

Engaging and lively, Close Enough to Perfect takes the reader on a raucous and rollicking journey that juxtaposes unabashed fun with loss. Christine Noyes artfully interweaves zany life happenings with her own true, though nearly unbelievable, love story. A stunning story!



director, expressive therapy programs at New England cancer centers

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