A Leap of Love
There is a wonderful ancient Western tradition that allows a woman to propose to a man – but only on 29 February. Only once every four years, in a leap year. On such a momentous day, late one morning in modern-day Singapore, young and beautiful Li-ann catches sight of Jeremy for the first time in a busy part of town. She realizes with a start that he is her dream man and makes the move allowed by the Leap Year tradition. It is the move creative, imaginative and brilliant move any girl can think of. Jeremy is totally enthralled. Their first meeting is radiant with love’s promise. But alas! Fate, ever mischievous, intervenes with her tricks, determined that love’s path should never be smooth. She takes the lovers on an alarmingly bumpy roller coaster ride over the years, as each Leap Year comes and goes, leaving them by turns ecstatic and despondent, hopeful and despairing. But in the end, Fate is no match for the endearing power and ferocious tenacity of love. Brimming with energy, A Leap of Love sparkles with joy and will leave you breathless with the sheer suspense of tracking the memorable twists and turns in the intertwined lives of two star-crossed lovers.
Catherine Lim is internationally recognised as one of the leading figures in the world of Asian fiction and non-fiction. The prolific writer and political commentator has penned more than 25 books across various genres – short stories, novels, reflective prose, poems and satirical pieces. Many of her works are studied in local and foreign schools and universities and have been published in various languages in several countries.