The Contest [NOOK Book]

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Shelly Stern,single mother working in Washington D.C. during 1960s, meets Doctor Fine. Fate intercedes and she moves west. They share active four-kid household for two years and marry when Shelly wins unique contest. Marriage is amazing roller coaster ride that matches inclines of hilly streets of San Francisco.

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The Contest

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Overview

Shelly Stern,single mother working in Washington D.C. during 1960s, meets Doctor Fine. Fate intercedes and she moves west. They share active four-kid household for two years and marry when Shelly wins unique contest. Marriage is amazing roller coaster ride that matches inclines of hilly streets of San Francisco.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000799086
  • Publisher: Stevanne Auerbach
  • Publication date: 12/16/2009
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 337 KB

Meet the Author

Dr Toy invites you to play more in your life. Toy and play expert, Smart Play Smart Toys, author (15 books children's book, poetry collection, first novel THE CONTEST and Choosing Childcare (1st guide of its kind) and Child Care a Comprehensive Guide- 4 Volumes and Confronting the Child Care Crisis; consultant, networker; butterfly collector (art, crafts, poetry, stories, information, books, and protection of butterflies); Wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, sister in law, cousin, and friend; loves animals and birds. Also gardening, cooking, watching classic movies; a positive person,. I do my best to make the most of each and every day -- do a good deed at least once a day. Wish for world peace and balance in prosperity. Grateful for technology and acumen at Smashwords and in Silicon Valley that has improved communications, information and potential for everyone around the world.

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  • Posted June 19, 2011

    Insightful look at love, marriage, and stepfamilies

    "The Contest" shows its author "Dr. Toy's" deep understanding of children and their needs, which readers who know Stevanne Auerbach's highly regarded books about children's play should expect. Her first novel takes a look at falling in love and taking on responsibility for stepchildren, only to find that the partner you thought was sharing the same goals has been deceptive. What to do after you learn the heart-breaking truth? The book's take-away: Even after so much has transpired, it's never too late to start over again to look for the right combination of love and commitment.

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  • Posted March 30, 2010

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    "The Contest" A Real Winner.

    America, put down your rattles, pick up your building blocks and put your children to bed. It's time to choose your favorite nook and get to reading for pure enjoyment this time, no educational value intended. Stevanne Auerbach, known to millions as "Dr. Toy" has gone against type in this, her first foray into fiction and she hits it out of the Golden Gate park.
    After 40 plus years, and 15 books ( "Smart Play Smart Toys", etc. ), as one of the worlds' great authorities on all things children and education Mrs. Auerbach has at long last decided to try her hand in the world of fiction and woe that it has taken her so long.
    "The Contest" takes you from the corridors of Washington D.C. to the streets of San Francisco and into the lives of many memorable characters, and does so with a broad sweep that will have you hooked from the first page to the last.
    If you are looking for a book that is as grown up as you are, then "The Contest" isn't really a contest at all. It's a surefire winner.

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