Till We Meet Again

Till We Meet Again

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by Judith Krantz
     
 

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Eve dared. . . Eve, with passion that overruled her total innocence, ran away from home to live in unrepentant sin; won stardom singing on the stage of the Parisian music halls before Worlds War I; married into the world of international diplomacy; and become the greatest lady Champagne.  Eve's younger daughter, Freddy, inherited all of her mother's…  See more details below

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Eve dared. . . Eve, with passion that overruled her total innocence, ran away from home to live in unrepentant sin; won stardom singing on the stage of the Parisian music halls before Worlds War I; married into the world of international diplomacy; and become the greatest lady Champagne.  Eve's younger daughter, Freddy, inherited all of her mother's recklessness.  Growing up in California, she became a pilot by sixteen; throughout World War II she ferried war planes in Britain--a glorious redhead who captured men with one humorous, challenging glance.  Eve's elder daughter, Delphine, exquisite, gifted, and wild, romped through the nightlife of Hollywood of the thirties.  On a whim, she made a screen test in Paris and soon found herself a great star of French films.  She chose to risk her life in occupied France because of a love that transformed her frivolity into courage.

Editorial Reviews

Frank J. Prial
. . . and all 534 pages of it related in the most pedestrian, plodding prose. There is not an insight, a clever line, a hint of humor, a neat turn of phrase, a felicitous description. . . . They can fix it all up in the mini-series. -- New York Times
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The French province of Champagne, the rainy streets of Paris and the sun-warmed boulevards of Los Angeles provide the setting for a largely enjoyable new novel from Krantz, doubtless bound for the same bestseller status that carried Scruples and I'll Take Manhattan. On the morning of her 60th birthday, Vicomtesse Eve de Lancel recalls her madcap years as a music-hall singer before she married the younger son of the Lancel champagne family. Her happily married daughters, beautiful Delphine and high-spirited Freddy, have an equal number of sizzling secrets to sort through. Delphine starts life as an exceedingly proper young princess, then goes utterly astray, becoming an overnight sensation as a French actress known for seducing and devouring directors. Meanwhile, her red-haired sister conducts a love affair with planes to rival that of Amelia Earhart's. While Delphine lives through the German occupation of WW II Paris, Freddy is aloft in Britain, ferrying Spitfires to squadrons of flying aces. No Krantz novel would be complete without a villain, and their half-brother Bruno outdoes Machiavelli as he plots a money-strewn path to the top. The sharp and amusing romantic cross-talk at which Krantz excels is much in evidence here. Although the first third of this hefty tome drags, fans can be assured of an exhilarating read once Freddy surges to the fore. 500,000 first printing; $500,000 ad/promo; Literary Guild main selection; first serial to Cosmopolitan; TV rights to CBS . (September)
Library Journal
Krantz's four earlier novels have topped the best-seller lists and been turned into successful TV mini- series; this one should be no exception. Creating glamorous characters living fascinating lives in exciting places is a talent that Krantz continues to use very well. Her heroines here are a mother and daughter who move in the World War II-era worlds of Parisian music halls, champagne vineyards, and moviemaking in both France and the United States. In their quest for adventure and romance, there's heartbreak as well as the usual steamy sex and, complicating everone's life, an evil half brother. Despite its strengths, the story has a disappointing denouement. Regardless, there will be a demand for this book in public libraries. Will Hepfer, SUNY at Buffalo Libs.
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"A pull-out-all-the-stops fairy tale."—Los Angeles Times.

"Judy's back and a heat wave has hit bookstores. . . gorgeous headstrong heroines, fabulous frocks, manly lovers, and great sex scenes"—USA Today

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307803511
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/07/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
164,317
File size:
2 MB

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Till We Meet Again 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
theladyj More than 1 year ago
A nice read; enjoyable way to pass time; the life stories of three strong women during a time when women weren't supposed to be strong; a story of their lives, experiences, careers, loves, children. As with many books, at times the reader wants to fuss at the characters for their choices and other times cheer them on for their bravery. With a busy life, there were times that I thought the novel was dragging a little, but even more times when I was wondering what the characters were up to and wanted to get back to the story instead of working, doing laundry, and dealing with PTO responsibilities. :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great story; I read this book years ago and couldn't remember the author or title. I researched lists of "best books" in the 70s and 80s and finally found it. Thank you Barnes and Nobel for bringing these older stories available so we can fill our e-libraries with some great reading at our leisure.