Eliyahu’s Mistress is the engrossing debut novel by Roger Mendelson.

Set in present day Melbourne, the book is a seductive love story about Steven, a dynamic marketing man, Jewish but not religious, and Frances, a middle-aged practising Catholic woman who lives in the Dandenong Ranges.

When Steven begins developing a new business strategy for an established chain of Church-run op-shops, he quickly forms a strong working relationship with Frances, one of its board members.

Frances lives a life shaped by nature, her religion and the seasons. It provides her with contentment and a deep spiritual dimension.

The bedrock of their growing bond is the conversations they engage in as they learn more about each other through religion, history and the relationships that have defined them.

Both Steven and Frances maintain a steady control on their relationship with Frances experiencing a sexual awakening and Steven finding himself increasingly at odds with her deep spirituality.

Even as their relationship becomes more and more intense, their time together is heading towards an unexpected and dramatic finish.

Edited reviews include:

“Tantalising from the opening pages, Mendelson invites the reader to step into the worlds of Steven, Frances and Eliyahu on a glorious summer’s day and journey with them through intertwined seasons of life and love.”

Chris McGuigan, The Kensington Review

“A very Melbourne love story. Steven and Frances are surprised by love, friendship and sexual exploration in their middle years…”

Victoria Steggall, Historian and Writer

“…Love can take many forms, and Steven and Frances thrown together by chance, share an intimate journey that challenges them to discover and confront aspects of themselves.”

Addison Russell, Author of The Invisible Journey

The book is available from www.mendelsonbooks.com.au and from good book stores for a RRP of $24.95.

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