Only seven years have passed since Rose Sheffield was a carefree college student, though it seems like a lifetime ago. Her father�s position at a major bank provided her with luxuries she took for granted. Now she works at menial jobs to support herself and her mother, and they live in what used to be their vacation home in Wildwood, New Jersey. Rose�s days are pure drudgery, until she meets Charlie. As luck would have it, she just happens to have the perfect place to display his artwork.
Before the Great Stock market crash of 1929, Charlie Brannigan was hailed as an up and coming artist in Manhattan. But now he�s back at his family home in Wildwood, delivering newspapers in the mornings and selling his paintings on the Boardwalk in the afternoons. He needs some luck in his life, and it seems every time a pretty lady named Rose appears, good things happen.
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An amusing telling of an old age story of a young man looking for a muse. However Charlie was not actually looking for a muse and Rose was just trying to take care of her mom not help another mans whole family. Both of these two souls needed something/someone for themselves. And so they got what they needed, each other. Charlie is a renowned artist who due to economic collapse lost his job as an artist at the New York galleries. Now they had each other, an a job opportunity that could make or break them. And two mothers who were destroyed by the same men and didnt know it.
What a wonderful story of love and perseverance! Rose and Charlie breathe life back into their community through their partnership as they discover their feelings for each other. I didn't want the story to end! I highly recommend this book!
A Sweet Romance Revolving Around A Sad Time In US History! This heart-warming story takes place after a terrible time in our history, Black Tuesday in 1929, with the crash of the stock market and the beginning of the Depression. We have men who had so much invested into the market that took their own lives. We have families who lost almost everything. But throughout this story, we find strong people with perseverance who deal with the circumstances that come to them. Families that are existing day by day for survival. Men like Charlie who had to give up his dream in New York as an upcoming artist to move back to New Jersey to be there for his family. Rose who had to leave Vassar and now was taking care of her society mother and working jobs to put food on the table. Charlie, selling paintings at the Boardwalk and Rose meeting was never an accident, it was meant to be. I love how she was practical and had a great business sense to her. Her faith in Charlie's painting and desire to revise part of the home her and her mother lived in to become a gallery. Her vision and business intelligence was a win-win for not only Charlie, as an artist, and many other artist, but for the entire community. I loved the interaction of the characters in this story and the HEA ending.
I haven't read such a delightful love story in years. It takes place during a dark time in our history--the stock market crash of 1929. The main characters, Rose and Charlie, having lost their fathers because of the crash, must work hard to help their families during the difficult time. They meet and both of their lives are turned around. Charlie, who once was a famous artist in Manhattan, sells his paintings on the boardwalk. Rose, who comes from a wealthy family in Manhattan, cleans at a hotel. They meet on the boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey. Charlie is immediately drawn to her. They form a partnership, where Charlie's paintings are sold at Rose's house, which has become an art gallery. They make money not only for themselves but for the whole community. Charlie finds that he has to make a tough decision--whether to stay with Rose in New Jersey or take the new job offer from an art gallery in Manhattan. I recommend reading the book to see what happens.