Aimee's Secret: a biographical novel of Henry Miller in New York City, 1911

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This love story is about a 19-year old young girl and her newly discovered passion, bursting out into full-blown romances set in New York City, in 1911. Her page-turning diary opens with a secret uninhibited "crush" on her female French teacher Marie-Yvonne, her spiritual mentor who woke her to her French heritage and the âme sœurs--soul sisters--feelings of her heart, then records her secret affair with the infamous Henry "Valentine" Miller, destined to become America's illustrious writer and author of Tropic of Cancer. Their world views collide in her diary! It is an iconic search for liberation, a timeless tale of women's rights and her free-spirited self-discovery. Their social mores, Henry's antiquated and Aimée's enlightened views on women's rights, suffrage and abortion, dress for success philosophy, and yes, Love, as it happened, are all faithfully recorded. Her Henry Miller will be seen as a truly-gifted and intellectually-thirsty young man with an appetite for pretty and smart young ladies. She and he were protégées. She wrote, "I was the lady of his youth who educated him beyond his wildest dreams!" If you love to watch a chick-flick movie or read a chick-lit novel, then you will resonate with reading Aimée's Secret, a passionate romance as told by the endearing and self-absorbed heroine diarist in a sympathetic and powerful tale. Fresh from confinement of Convent life, she lives with her mother in the Bronx and attends Normal college east of Central Park during the heyday of strolling in long dresses and parasols. Her story is fraught with emotional roller-coaster relationships, from fits and bouts of loneliness to heady heights filled with joy, and an upbeat happy ending. Love and lockets, candles and flowers, décolletage and French haute couture, make this a must read at Valentine's Day. When she discovers her youthful body, her mother watches her like a hawk but to no avail, as Aimée strives to understand the world around her, with a surprise ending in celebration of her womanhood. She shares her secret diary she'd kept locked in her heart for years. So, bring your dictionnaire française along for an absolute romp and sweet delight any Henry Miller fan will find delicious, funny, and hopefully entertaining.
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Aimée will remind you of when you were young and first falling in love. And you will love her mind and the way she paints the world the way she sees it, through innocent eyes. But she is nobody's fool and that is what will grab you. It is a story you don't come across every day, and that makes it good historical read from another time and place, putting you in New York City and Paris of a bygone era. You wilI go back to a simpler time, to a simpler way of life, but the emotions and agonies of love, its highs and its disappointments will captivate you as a reader. Everybody is drawn to a controversial story and wonders how it happened and can't wait to find out why?  Aimée's relationships were torn apart when love triangles caused conflicts between friends.  When Aimée fell in love, she fell in love all the way.  And behind closed doors, she discovered herself as a passionate young woman, willing to experience all she had been missing.  The key characters stand out and drive the events of her story realistically. The daily lifestyle of a young college girl in 1911 is fully depicted. Aimee is a strong young lady, intense in her relationships. Her "voice" pulls you forward, page by page, jam-packed with her expanding vision during the dawning of the "age of hope." Things have not changed, really, when it comes to the emotions of love, although women's right have gotten better because of brave young activists like her. The story is so memorable in its full and rich details, as told by the heroine narrator, that you will picture everything as though you were right there with her. Yet you will have no idea how her many conflicts will resolve themselves, so the ending will surely surprise you.

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Bill Arnold was born in 1938 in St. Petersburg, Florida, and was educated there, in Massachusetts and New York, and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He served in the United States Air Force, stationed in Puerto Rico. He was a professor of English, in Massachusetts and Florida. He is the author of many poems, several works of fiction, one for which he received his Master of Fine Arts in creative writing. He is the author of science articles in astronomy, numerous articles in newspapers, and five published books: Emily Dickinson’s Secret Love: Mystery “Master” Behind Poems; Jesus: The Gospel According To Will; Beachcomber: Poems In The Tropics; Aimée's Secret: a biographical novel of Henry Miller in New York City, 1911; and Lake Osborne History. He has held jobs in many fields, including journalism, until his retirement in Florida, where he continues to write.

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