Out of the Blueby Lisa Maliga
Sylvia Gardner is a na�ve library clerk who lives with her dysfunctional mother in Richport, Illinois. Vivian tells her daughter not to trust men because they only want to use her. After being dumped by her first boyfriend, Sylvia falls in love with an English actor after watching him on a PBS drama. Researching Alexander
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It all began in the summer of 1979 �
Sylvia Gardner is a na�ve library clerk who lives with her dysfunctional mother in Richport, Illinois. Vivian tells her daughter not to trust men because they only want to use her. After being dumped by her first boyfriend, Sylvia falls in love with an English actor after watching him on a PBS drama. Researching Alexander Thorpe�s life and career for two years, she saves her money so she can visit him in his Cotswolds village. She stays at the Windrush Arms Hotel, soon discovering they share a secret connection.
Complications ensue when Harry Livingstone, the hotel�s drunken proprietor, takes a fancy to the young American. As in her dreams, Sylvia and Alexander get together � but with unexpected results.
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Meet the Author
Lisa Maliga has held a variety of jobs from drug and discount store cashier, library clerk, telemarketer, store detective, bakery counter assistant, and Hollywood office temp. She�s also worked in the fields of construction, banking, insurance, and as a bath and body products designer. She still makes and uses her own soapy creations.
Visit her website at: www.LisaMaliga.com
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How many of us have ever dreamed of being romanced by celebrity? I know I have throughout the years. I would get obsessed with celebrities throughout my teenage years especially, and age never made any difference. If anything, the idea of having a guy so much older than me that could sing and/or dance well was mesmerizing. So, in that way, I could certainly relate somewhat to Sylvia and her crush on the British actor Alexander Thorpe. I often went for the British guys, too. Unfortunately, I struggled to relate to Sylvia any more than that. I didn't have bad relationships or even an unmentionable thing happen to me. I honestly found a lot of things in the story to be rather far-fetched. That probably shows that this book is intended for young adults, and I struggle to relate any more. This story should definitely spark the imaginations of teenage an young adult girls. I guess I am just too far removed. I was disappointed that there was so much profanity in the book. I certainly could have done without that, but that is the way that teenagers and young adults do talk (I have been discovering recently that I am one of the only people I know who actually doesn't talk like that.) I was glad there were no detailed sex scenes, but there are adult situations discussed. And I certainly could have done without Sylvia smoking marijuana since it is illegal (except that is no longer true in Colorado and my state--I truly am old-fashioned!). I only recommend this book for 16 and up, and even then, I do stress the cautions mentioned above. It is a typical romance with a fairly typical ending, so I am sure it will capture the imagination of the true romantics amongst us. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
Lisa does a great job of describing the setting, the characters and letting you feel the story line. I enjoyed reading this book and watching the developing romance between the two main characters. There was some romance and heartbreak within this story. It was a good romance to read.
Lisa Maliga pens "Out of the Blue" with well developed and believable characters. A well written plot with romance and some heartbreak that will keep you guessing what will happen next. A must read for all romance fans. This review is based on a complimentary copy which was provided for an honest review.