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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2000


    This was a real fun read! Quirky and has some twists, about taking a chance, doing something crazy and out of the norm, assuming someone else's identity, if only for a day, and the resulting consequences. Jane Hellers books are always fun, and this one was not the normal romantic formula read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2000


    This is a lovely book, that you won't be able to put down. Thank God for wonderful writers that pull you into their world and make you forget about everyday life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2000

    This was a very Memorable book!

    Jane Heller really has a great imagination for these books. This one a teacher assumes the name of another person and all havoc breaks loose with one twist after another. It is definately a MUST read!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2000

    Needs to be promoted more

    This was a fun book to read. I also could see it played out in film. I will look forward to more books by Jane Heller. Hope to hear more about this book. Barnes and Noble should be putting this on display in their store. I only found it through my book club.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2000

    We are talking a hit movie

    While I was reading 'Name Dropping', I couldn't help wondering how this could be adapted into a screenplay. In fact, I have already have a cast in mind. Sandra Bullock could be the 'preschool' Nancy Stern. Sharon Stone could play the 'journalist' Nancy Stern. And Chris Noth (you know the guy who used to be on 'Law & Order' and now is on the show, 'Sex in the City') well he could play Bill Harris. I think a lot of people would not admit it openly; but I think we all would like a little adventure in our lives. I'm glad that Nancy Stern turned out for the best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2000

    Thoroughly enjoyable

    <P>I've read several of Jane Heller's novels, including Crystal Clear, Sis Boom Bah & Infernal Affairs. Name Dropping tops them all. Bill & Nancy were characters I cared about. Ms. Heller did a wonderful job of creating two completely different Nancys and putting them into a plot that, for me anyway, was believable. I'm sure that many of us have, at one time or another, wondered what it would be like to step into a more glamorous life and once we'd tasted it, I'm also sure that some of us would be, like Nancy Z, reluctant to let it go. Bill Harris was a man with a few secrets himself. How they are revealed and the ramifications to his relationship with Nancy was one surprise after another, held my interest, and kept me glued to the story. <P>Ms.Heller created an intriguing blend of mystery and romance and wove them together against the backdrop of two disparate environments: a pre-school and an upscale jewelry store. The cast of secondary characters was not so long as to bog down the story and contained enough variety to spice it up. <P>I liked this book much more than Sis Boom Bah, and hope Ms. Heller's next novel is as good as Name Dropping.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Delightfully humorous romance

    Nancy Stern is a pre-school teacher at the prestigious Small Blessings Nursery School. She lives in Manhattan in the swinging seventies, but has no man in her life. On the whole, Nancy is contented until the ¿other¿ Nancy Stern moves into the penthouse of the same building. The second Nancy is a free lance writer, who hobnobs with the rich and famous, and attends embassy parties and special movie screenings. Nursery Nancy knows all this because she seems to always receive Penthouse Nancy¿s mail and phone calls. <P>When Bill Harris calls to ask Nancy for a blind date, he gets the teacher, who accepts the offer, pretending to be the more famous Nancy. Sparks fly between Nancy and Bill that lead to the teacher feeling guilty for her masquerade. She ends their relationship by their third date because she cannot cope with her deception any longer. Bill learns the truth and walks out on her, but she concocts a plan to bring him back into her life even after she discovers his secret. <P>Jane Heller writes a delightfully funny drama filled with suspense, action, romance, and a touch of mystery. The heroine learns the hard way that to ¿thine own self be true¿ is the only way to live as trying to pretend to be someone else is stupid and perhaps dangerous. The story line is filled with rich imagery and deep characters. NAME DROPPING is a first class reading experience. <P>Harriet Klausner

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