An unlikely romance struggles in the face of dueling dreams, from New York Times bestselling author Sally Mandel.
"Mandel has a gift for true and incisive dialogue; she searches her characters probingly and captures them in a phrase precisely. These are people to enjoy and even to love." - Publisher's Weekly
Headstrong and beautiful Quinn Mallory makes the impulsive decision to offer herself as the first prize in a college contest. Will Ingraham applies in verse, and wins the prize. Their personalities couldn’t be more different, but a true love blossoms between them that, they believe, will last forever. Until Quinn’s dreams of a career in the big city collide with Will’s longing for a quiet life together in his Idaho home–leaving Quinn to choose between the life she wants and the man she loves, and neither choice feeling like the right one.
"QUINN celebrates life.... A novel full of fresh characters in a timeless setting .... A delightful book to read and reread." - The Pittsburgh Press
Sally Mandel is the author of seven novels: HEART AND SOUL, OUT OF THE BLUE, A TIME TO SING, PORTRAIT OF A MARRIED WOMAN, QUINN, CHANGE OF HEART, and TAKE ME BACK. CHANGE OF HEART was on The New York Times bestseller list for ten weeks. The film rights were sold to Columbia Pictures.
Mandel spent two years writing for television’s GUIDING LIGHT and was awarded an Emmy in 1992. Two of her screenplays have been optioned and she is a two-time winner of the Montage/HBO Screenwriting Competition.
She lives in New York City with her husband, and is at work on a new novel.