Beauty and the Brain (The Dream Maker Series, Book 2)

Beauty and the Brain (The Dream Maker Series, Book 2)

by Alice Duncan


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Silent film star Brenda Fitzpatrick has supported her family via her beautiful face since she was twelve, carefully hiding her keen mind behind a well-crafted featherheaded-blonde facade. Then Brenda lands her dream job--the lead in Martin Tafft's latest romantic flicker--and encounters Colin Peters.

Tafft's newest research assistant, Colin is a scientist, not a sentimentalist. The fact that Brenda Fitzpatrick turns his head only means he might be able to make love to her if he follows the natural mating techniques he's studied in other species.

But when Colin attempts his seduction, Brenda is incensed, wanting to be recognized for her brain, and Colin comes face-to-face with the seemingly impossible: a love more real than any celluloid fantasy.

"The silent motion picture industry once again provides the fascinating backdrop for Alice Duncan's second novel in the Dream Maker series. ~Cindy Penn, Word Weaving

"A lovely tale. Loved it!" ~Norah Wilson, USA Today bestselling author

Cowboy for Hire
Beauty and the Brain
The Miner's Daughter
Her Leading Man

Award-winning author Alice Duncan lives with a herd of wild dachshunds (enriched from time to time with fosterees from New Mexico Dachshund Rescue) in Roswell, New Mexico. She's not a UFO enthusiast; she's in Roswell because her mother's family settled there fifty years before the aliens crashed. Visit Alice at

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614176787
Publisher: ABN Leadership Group, Inc, dba ePublishing Works!
Publication date: 11/18/2014
Pages: 378
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.84(d)

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The Beauty and the Brain (Dream Maker Series #1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1907 San Bernardino Mountains, California, Peerless Studio movie director Martin Tafft begins filming Indian Love Song. One of the stars is Brenda Fitzpatrick, a beautiful woman who hides her above average intelligence so she can make it as an actress. Martin¿s research assistant on the movie picture is Boston College graduate Colin Peters a hunk who hides his devastating looks behind nerd glasses so he can make it as an intellect.

However, Colin becomes disenchanted with the blatant errors that the film contains as Martin brushes off his feedback for the most part as unnecessarily unimportant. Colin finds himself attracted to Brenda, but believes the brainless beauty could never fall for a civilian like him. Brenda finds herself attracted to Colin, but believes a brilliant brain could never fall for an actress.

BEAUTY AND THE BRAIN, the second Dream Maker novel (see COWBOY FOR HIRE), is an entertaining historical romance that brings to life a bygone fascinating era of Americana history. The story line contains tidbits of early Hollywood (on location) through a lovable cast. The lead couple is fun to observe as sparks fly, but neither can see beneath the mask of the other although both Brenda and Colin sense something off kilter. The secondary characters augment the intriguing plot with a feel for the period and propel the story line forward. Alice Duncan¿s homage to the silent screen is another triumphant novel.

Harriet Klausner

HeyerF4n More than 1 year ago
If it wasn't for needing a good editor I would have awarded this story 5 stars. It was thoroughly enjoyable read with delightful touches about the making of silent movies. Brenda is a warm and intelligent woman who gradually softens Colin into a feeling human being with both love and passion. I received this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for an honest review.