Meet Nicholas and Jane. He is stunningly handsome. She is wonderfully funny. He's a famous movie star. She becomes famous for quite another reason. They come from two very different worlds to forge a life together in this warm, witty and wonderfully entertaining novel of love and marriage, parents and children, struggle and success and . . . everything.
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As a publisher, one of the things I hate the most is when big screen movies and made-for-TV movies take really well written, interesting stores and make horrible movies out of them And in doing so turn thousands of people away from a truly enjoyable reading experiences. Sadly, such is the case for both ALMOST PARADISE and SHINING THROUGH.
Do yourself a big favor and beware the screen. Both of these books are marvelous romances, and it took me a long time to get around to reading them, for I was a snob, and didn't 'read romances'. The joke was on me however, where these two novels are concerned, for they have great characters and such stories of love! SHINING THROUGH is also a W.W.II thriller, with the heroine infiltrating the house of a Nazi official. The love of nation and of freedom is also accented. In ALMOST PARADISE, the romance of Jane and Nicky begins before they were born, and the book takes us through their lifetimes... It made me laugh out loud on one page then had me in tears a few pages later. You will need several kleenex to get through the last few pages, trust me. The trick in both books is that Susan Isaacs makes us care passionately about her characters.
Both books are equally hard to put down once you start, but what do you care? It's not like you have a movie to watch.
-Alice Kesterson, Regional Sales Manager
Susan Isaacs is the bestselling author of eleven novels, two screenplays, and one work of nonfiction. She lives on Long Island.
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Descripción Harper & Row, 1984. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 2227983
Descripción Harper & Row, 1984. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0002227983