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The Queen of New Beginnings

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

a tender second chance at love tale

Almost infamous fortyish Clayton Miller flees London after causing a public humiliation involving his former girlfriend Stacey and his former writing partner Barry "Lucky Bazza" Osbourne. His heart is shattered and his career as a scriptwriter recently in the stratosph...
Almost infamous fortyish Clayton Miller flees London after causing a public humiliation involving his former girlfriend Stacey and his former writing partner Barry "Lucky Bazza" Osbourne. His heart is shattered and his career as a scriptwriter recently in the stratosphere has crashed to earth as he is out of work and out of ideas except for writing his obit

His agent Glen told Clayton to relocate temporarily in the countryside at the Cuckoo House. There he and Alice Shoemaker meet when she arrives as the housekeeper. The house is actually her family abode and though she suffered broken hearts here, she relishes being able to come home. The pair dislikes one another from the onset yet also feels a fascination. They forge a friendship as each tells the other why he and she rusticate in the country. As they start to trust and rely on one another for emotional relief, they begin to fall in love; but both fears that feeling will lead to a fresh heartbreak with no one around to help them weather the storm.

Although the story line is linear as the plot goes as expected, the cast (London and the villagers) is superb. The support characters enhance the look at the lead pair while Clayton and Alice are nice people who each fears love having recent heartbreaks. The strong characterizations make for a tender second chance at love tale if the lead duet can take that leap of faith and trust in their respective hearts.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on March 24, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Just okay

Just a simple summer read. Not an award winner. I was curious enough to see it to the end.

posted by snaphappy on June 19, 2012

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  • Posted December 23, 2011

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    Good book

    Easy read

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 14, 2011

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2011

    It was good

    Not a great book. But for free it was fine. It wasa little slow.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2011

    Pretty good for a free book

    I didn't have high expectations for this one, and was pleasantly surprised. It was well written and fairly engaging.

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    Posted February 16, 2012

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    Posted February 11, 2012

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