A Hollywood film crew upends life in an idyllic California village in this prequel to the Carson Springs trilogy
In the late 1950s, filmmakers descended on Carson Springs to shoot the movie that made this sleepy Spanish mission town famous. A plaque commemorates the filming of Stranger in Paradise, but nowhere does it mention Cora Delarosa, whose life changed forever when Hollywood arrived. Barely thirty, but married for over a decade, she does not realize that her marriage is falling apart until she meets the handsome and charming film director Hank Montgomery. In this novella, Eileen Goudge sets the stage for her Carson Springs trilogy, showing that in this small town, passion, heartache, and long-buried secrets have always been a way of life. This ebook features excerpts from two of the Carson Springs novels, favorite recipes from Eileen Goudge’s own kitchen, and an illustrated biography of Goudge including rare photos from her personal collection.
|Publisher:||Open Road Media|
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About the Author
She has published fifteen novels in all, including the three-book saga of Carson Springs, Thorns of Truth—a sequel to Gardens of Lies—and 2012’s The Replacement Wife. She lives and works in New York City.
Eileen Goudge (b. 1950) is one of the nation’s most successful authors of women’s fiction. She began as a young adult writer, helping to launch the phenomenally successful Sweet Valley High series, and in 1986 she published her first adult novel, the New York Times bestseller Garden of Lies. She has since published twelve more novels, including the three-book saga of Carson Springs, and Thorns of Truth, a sequel to Gardens of Lies. She lives and works in New York City.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I don't like this book. It starts slow. You spend money on beginning drivel, just to find out this very short story has nothing to do with the remaining books in the trilogy!
Eileen is one of my longtime favorite author, having read all her books; however, I still purchased this short E-Nook Book “Welcome to Carson Springs-Heaven on Earth”, a prequel about Sam’s parents and life in Carson springs back in the 50s - A short summary to the Carson Springs Trilogy (Stranger in Paradise #1) and (Taste of Honey #2), which I read years ago, as well as a bonus -some of Eileen’s recipes. (Be sure and read #3 Wish Come True ). It was fun hearing from these characters again as this was 2001-2003, and urge you if you have not read these, to do so – you will enjoy!