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A Time to Sing: A Love Story

Sally Mandel

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ISBN 10: 0070398607 / ISBN 13: 9780070398603
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[ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: First ] Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill Pub Date: 6/1/1989 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 280 First edition. Bookseller Inventory # 1361108

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Title: A Time to Sing: A Love Story

Binding: Hardcover

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An unlikely love affair between a successful female country-and-western singer and an academic is the subject of this romantic novel by the author of "Change of Heart", "Quinn" and "Portrait of a Married Woman". Despite their love, they must overcome strong opposition from family and friends.

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Painfully pedestrian writing, threadbare stereotypes and Mandel's ( Change of Heart ) pathetic attempt to portray the hip world of rock musicians all undermine this novel about an ill-fated romance. Pop singing sensation Karen Wells, an earthy farm girl from Ithaca, couldn't be more different from meek Edward Vaughn, a middle-aged Columbia University professor who has always been joylessly immersed in academics. They meet in a stalled elevator in London, where Karen playfully sheds her blouse before serenading him. A potent (albeit unlikely) attraction begins, but impediments inevitably arise. Edward, an authority on the Bloomsbury Group, is far more erudite than Karen, who identifies Beowulf as a rock band; his poet sister, Persis, becomes jealous of Karen, whose possessive manager resents Edward. Karen ultimately forsakes her burgeoning career to be with her beloved scholar, until events take a tragic turn. This shallow Love Story clone contains every flaw imaginable, including ridiculous dialogue (" . . . when God made you, he left out the chastity molecules"), idiotic characters and a hopelessly saccharine ending.
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