Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Bookseller Inventory # G0613062507I5N10
Synopsis: Hi, I'm Kate Bjorkman. If you're reading this, I must have gotten published. If you're turned off by romance novels, don't be. I don't like them myself. They're full of three-paragraph kisses describing people's tongues and spittle. But what do you do if you've lived a real romance with a great guy (Richard) and he loves you as much as you love him? Simple. I wrote a romance novel. I used The Romance Writer's Phrase Book since I'm not a natural in the romance department. My English teacher said there must be conflict in a story. No problem. My life was one big conflict last Christmas. Nothing is made up. I want truth even in romance. I'm betting you'll want the same.
From School Library Journal:
Grade 7-10-Charismatic, lighthearted, and irresistible, Kate Bjorkman narrates her tale of teen romance in the language and conventions of The Romance Writer's Handbook. Spoofing the searing descriptions and pat plots of torrid bodice rippers, this six-foot tall heroine with glasses thick as Coke bottles and an I.Q. off the charts proves that true love awaits even the gawkiest, most socially inept teen. With a surprise Christmas visit from her older brother, his wife, and college friends, one of whom is a former neighbor and Kate's dream hunk, the freezing Minnesota winter takes on summer's glow. Fleur, whom Kate believes to be Richard's girlfriend, combines perfect California good looks with a rapier wit. Ashley, Kate's nubile, popular best friend, lets raging hormones stampede loyalty and horns in on Richard, even though Kate has identified him as the man of her dreams; thus a perfect romance-fiction villain is born. After much humorous travail, everything sorts itself out, and Kate lives happily ever after, at least for the six weeks that her romance has lasted. Witty, keen writing; likable characters, and an interesting format form a fast-paced, refreshing book with lots of appeal. Written in chapters that alternate novel segments with Kate's revision notes, the plot advances and characters develop with hilarity of detail. Kate is a uniquely strong female protagonist whose reflections on life, love, and people shine through. With a forgivably pat ending (this is a bodice ripper, after all!) that isn't quite as successful as its build-up, the book appeals to the starry-eyed romantic that lurks in us all.
Alice Casey Smith, Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Manalapan, NJ
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Title: Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Library Binding
Book Condition: Fair
Book Description Turtleback Books. Library Binding. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0613062507I3N10
Book Description Topeka Bindery, 1997. Book Condition: Fair. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP95833836