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
retired teacher and dean of students
When strangers on a cruise ship share a dinner table, the menu calls for intrigue, romance, and danger - deception is the main course.
A shy, awkward young woman with an embarrassing anxiety affliction, a fashionable single woman looking for romance, and her sister, wealthy and married with doubts about her future are tasked with finding out the true identity of one of their tablemates: a handsome single man whose evasions spark suspicion.
2021 Readers' Favorite
Five Star Review
I loved this book! A Picture of Pretense has so much going for it – romance, intrigue, suspense, friendship, family dynamics and so much more. Christine Noyes is a skilled author in creating a story that makes for so much enjoyable reading. I highly recommend A Picture of Pretense for young and older readers and my hope is to see this as a made-for-TV movie.
by Trudi LoPreto for ReadersFavorite