1964: Chasing a Dream

1964: Chasing a Dream

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by Carol Marlene Smith
     
 

If you want a nostalgic ride through the sixties, come along with Marlee Sweet as she travels to the southern states on a Trailways bus. Marlee meets sailor Joe in Halifax, Canada and is determined to visit him in his home town of New Orleans. But first she must make a stopover in New York to grow up a bit. From New Orleans to Mobile, to Montgomery then onward to…  See more details below

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If you want a nostalgic ride through the sixties, come along with Marlee Sweet as she travels to the southern states on a Trailways bus. Marlee meets sailor Joe in Halifax, Canada and is determined to visit him in his home town of New Orleans. But first she must make a stopover in New York to grow up a bit. From New Orleans to Mobile, to Montgomery then onward to Birmingham, Atlanta and finally Tennessee, it's a whirlwind of love, romance, adventure, tragedy, heartbreak, deceit and danger. From Joe's arms to a conniving Bobby Barnes, Marlee goes from girl to woman learning the ropes of life.
Experience the reaction in Albany, New York when the President is assassinated; watch the Beatles first visit to the US on the Ed Sullivan Show; stand in awe in front of the Mardi Gras Fountain in New Orleans, and take a stroll through the French Quarter with Marlee and Joe; visit the church on Dexter Avenue in Montgomery where Martin Luther King, Jr was once a pastor; Take a walk in an African-American's shoes from the old south; eat a hotdog from Chris' in Montgomery with Marlee and Bobby; visit Napoleon House in New Orleans and have a laugh while Marlee writes poetry and a poet reads it aloud; park on Beale Street in Memphis and marvel at the statue of W.C. Handy; gaze at the now demolished but once impressive San Carlos Hotel in Pensacola, Florida; look out over the amazing view in Birmingham, while observing the Vulcan statue; and last but not least, wonder where your next dollar is going to come from, and have your dreams put on hold.
Each day brings a new adventure and a new decision it seems. In the end it all comes down to choices, and the ones Marlee makes will change her life forever.

1964: Chasing a Dream is the first book in the Dream Series. Book Two is Facing Reality.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940033056767
Publisher:
Carol Marlene Smith
Publication date:
01/13/2012
Series:
Dream , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
921,830
File size:
502 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Carol Marlene Smith was born in Springhill, Nova Scotia on a hot August day. From an early age, writing, drawing and singing were her favourite things to do. Carol was a loner who liked to imagine her friends rather than make real ones. Today Carol spends her time writing novels and short stories and painting animals. Some of her novels are Heart of Winter, Angel's Blessing, and Heart of the Story, all set in Nova Scotia. Carol enjoys writing romance, mystery/suspense and mainstream. She has two daughters and one grandson and lives in the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia.

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1964: Chasing a Dream 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hhhhhate ittttttt
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just dkdnt grab me
BeachCatFan More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book and now look forward to reading the sequel. It definitely held my interest and was one of those "can't put down" novels. However, the reader will find numerous spelling errors in the eBook.........but they sure didn't stop me from enjoying it!!
Carol_Marlene More than 1 year ago
NOTE FROM AUTHOR: An error has occcured and this book has no description or cover. Here is a short description. If you want a nostalgic ride through the sixties, come along with Marlee Sweet as she travels to the southern states on a Trailways bus. Marlee meets sailor Joe in Halifax, Canada and is determined to visit him in his home town of New Orleans. But first she must make a stopover in New York to grow up a bit. From New Orleans to Mobile, to Montgomery then onward to Birmingham, Atlanta and finally Tennessee, it's a whirlwind of love, romance, adventure, tragedy, heartbreak, deceit and danger. From Joe's arms to a conniving Bobby Barnes, Marlee goes from girl to woman learning the ropes of life. Experience the reaction in Albany, New York when the President is assassinated; watch the Beatles first visit to the US on the Ed Sullivan Show; stand in awe in front of the Mardi Gras Fountain in New Orleans, and take a stroll through the French Quarter with Marlee and Joe; visit the church on Dexter Avenue in Montgomery where Martin Luther King, Jr was once a pastor; Take a walk in an African-American's shoes from the old south; eat a hotdog from Chris' in Montgomery with Marlee and Bobby; visit Napoleon House in New Orleans and have a laugh while Marlee writes poetry and a poet reads it aloud; park on Beale Street in Memphis and marvel at the statue of W.C. Handy; gaze at the now demolished but once impressive San Carlos Hotel in Pensacola, Florida; look out over the amazing view in Birmingham, while observing the Vulcan statue; and last but not least, wonder where your next dollar is going to come from, and have your dreams put on hold. Each day brings a new adventure and a new decision it seems. In the end it all comes down to choices, and the ones Marlee makes will change her life forever. 1964: Chasing a Dream is the first book in the Dream Series. Book Two is Facing Reality.
jld47 More than 1 year ago
Ready to give up halfway through.  This book is way too drawn out.  Over a thousand pages of a girl making one bad decision after the other while mooning after every man she meets.  The story had potential but would have been so much better with some professional editing and proofreading. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book it pulled me in and kept me there all night. I can't wait to read the rest of the series