You’re never too old to fall in love and elude the police!

Honey and Leonard

by Mark Paul Smith

Honey and Leonard fall in love in their seventies. Leonard is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s.  Honey thinks her love will save him. When high levels of arsenic are found in Leonard’s blood and a petition for guardianship is filed by his sole heir, Honey and Leonard flee to France. Their story catches fire as they elude police, private investigators and the international press. They become the Bonnie and Clyde of love until their apparent drowning when they are pushed off the dock in St. Tropez by an overzealous crowd of well-wishers. The book is about the power of love and how it is more important to love than to be loved.

ISBN 978-1-938985-81-2 • 6 x 9 paperback • 240 pgs • $16.95



“An absolutely absorbing and page-turner of a read from beginning to end, “Honey and Leonard” establishes author Mark Paul Smith as a master novelist with an ability to deftly create characters and a story that will linger in the mind and memory long after the book itself has been finished and set back upon the shelf. Very highly recommended for community library General Fiction collections.Midwest Book Review

“What a joyful, hopeful read! I loved how sensitively you wrote about Alzheimer’s. It’s the first and only time I’ve ever read anything that didn’t beg fear and pity. I also appreciated the romantic insight, written by a man for a change. Absolutely powerful and game changing for men who read it.
—Terri Lindvall
About the author

CMPheadsofstateSmithMark Paul Smith has been a trial attorney for over thirty years. After returning from a life-changing hitchhike in the ’70’s, chronicled in his first book The Hitchhike, he became a newspaper reporter for four years and then played in a rock band on Bourbon Street, New Orleans, for three years. He and the artist Jody Hemphill Smith, his wife, own Castle Gallery Fine Art in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


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