The Voyagers: A Love Story
by Mardi McConnochie
Viking, $29.95 pb, 268 pp, 9780670075966
Sometimes you can get away with judging a book by its cover. Even without knowing the sub-title, a cursory glance at Mardi McConnochie’s latest novel suggests high romance, with its picture of an elegantly coiffed woman kissing her paramour against a seascape backdrop. Indeed, The Voyagers unashamedly plays with the emotions, tugging at a heartstring and releasing it momentarily before pulling at another tautly strung chord.