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He was the answer to her prayers. Before she knew it, her savings were gone. And the man of her dreams? He might not even exist. A short message sent on a Thursday evening in early Decemberunder the subject line: Later, when she puzzled over their relationship, she'd remember this.

She had contacted him, not the other way around.

That had been a fateful move; it made everything easier for him. But she didn't know that yet. So much of this was new.

It had been over two years since the death of her husband of 20 years; four, since she had lost her mother. Two sharp blows that had left her alone in her late 50s.