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Step-Ball-Change: A Novel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2005

    Great book

    this book is something that most people can relate too. Especially the way the economy is. This book is really an enjoyable an dfun book to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2003

    GREAT ESCAPE

    In Ray's novels, the world is both complicated and simple. The interactions between characters are always filled with fun and amazement. Life is good with any one of her novels. This one again is full of interesting people. They are all like your friends from distant past and presence.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2002

    Simple and Sweet

    Caroline has been dancing since she was six years old. The balance and grace that she's perfected through the years come in handy as she twirls around the obstacles in this story. It starts when her daughter Kay calls to announce her entrance into the 'cult of the brides-to-be' followed promptly by her sister's exit from a loveless marriage. Jeanne Ray has created a very likable if somewhat vanilla heroine in Caroline. Hesitant in giving out advice to her loved ones, Caroline silently doubts her authority to do so. She isn't exactly sure why her marriage has lasted for forty years. After eloping when she was twenty, she simply chose not to look back. While patiently helping her loved ones discover for themselves what would make them happy (whether that means figuring out the right man to marry or discovering that it is never too late to start over), Caroline realizes how happy she is herself. There's a lot of love in this book and it makes me think about the simple joy that can inhabit every life if we just have the patience to let it be.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2002

    AN EXPRESSIVE READING

    Tennessee author Jeanne Ray gives expressive reading to her second novel, 'Step Ball Change,' the story of blissfully happy Caroline and her family. Did I say 'blissfully happy'? Caroline thought she was. What more could a woman want? She's happily married to Tom, has four grown children who, like their father, are lawyers, and she runs a dance studio. All's not only well but wonderful until she receives two telephone calls. The first is from daughter, Kay, delightedly announcing that the wealthiest, most desirable man in Raleigh, North Carolina, has just proposed. The second is from daughter, Taffy, sobbing that her husband is going to leave her for a woman younger than their daughter. Well, when Caroline's life starts to crumble everything does, including the foundation of her house. Enter Woodrow, faithful contractor, and his crew who seem intent on joining the family. Next, Caroline and Tom discover that they're going to pay for Kay's society wedding. It doesn't rain but it pours, and 'Step, Ball, Change' pours lots of humor into a rapidly paced plot that will keep listeners entertained.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2002

    from funny to heartwarming

    Jeanne Ray's second novel is even better than her charmig fast paced first. She has authored a narrative aout people you can relate to and care about with humor and empathy. Smooth fluid natural dialogue guides you through these family trials and challenges to a heart warming conclusion. I hope she keeps writing and look forward to her next book.

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