THE STORY BEHIND THIS BOOK
In Fire and Ice, Nancy, a kindhearted woman, marries her high school sweetheart, Tom. Their marriage is wrecked from the beginning by Tom’s controlling mother, and soon, Tom’s drunken rages and abuse toward Nancy. In America, Tom and Nancy and their daughter, Jen, start a new life. Young Jen is now the referee of all their fights. As the Great Recession tests their mettle, Nancy discovers that for years Tom has been sending all of their “savings” to his parents. Now middle-aged, Nancy realizes that she must leave Tom and start all over again with neither a career nor savings.