When Vaudeville Came to Joplin

When Vaudeville Came to Joplin

by Cynthia Gillard


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When Vaudeville Came to Joplin by Cynthia Gillard

When Vaudeville Came to Joplin is the first in a series of historical fiction novels based upon a 100 year old scrapbook that chronicles the lives of Vaudeville performers during the turn of the 20th century.
Young Adella Marie Lawton has a profound love of the piano, which she plays fervently in church, and secretly yearns to forge a career around her musical talent. When a touring Vaudeville troupe comes to Joplin, Adella's confusion about her life path mounts all the more . The leading man in the troupe is Clifford Hastings, a dashing British man several years older, who Adella first meets under remarkable circumstances. Their fates intertwine further when she signs on as a pianist for the troupe's Joplin shows. Based upon the lives of Vaudeville actor, Clifford Hastings and musician, Adella Marie Lawton, it's a must read for history lovers as well as anyone who champions a transcendent love story splendidly spun.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468119282
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/09/2012
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Cynthia Gillard is a 1976 graduate of Kalamazoo College and a 1982 graduate of Notre Dame Law School. She has had an active business law practice with the firm of Warrick & Boyn, LLP for the past 30 years. In a prior life, Gillard was extensively involved in theater playing numerous leading roles in plays and musicals. She lives with her family on Corey Lake in Michigan.

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When Vaudeville Came to Joplin 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
HoosierJW More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful snapshot in history with a delightful story. The author captured the era and place with descriptave grace. I found it a great escape and a comfortable read. The story and characters are kind, likeble and lovable. I wanted to here more about these interesting characters....can only hope for their continuing story / sequel!