Books by Charlotte Vale Allen

PARTING GIFTS by Charlotte Vale Allen
Released: May 1, 2001

"A bit way-out, but just the ticket if you're in the mood for a good cry."
Another weepy offering from the prolific Allen (Somebody's Baby, 1995, etc.), this one a modern variation on the classic baby-on-the-doorstep melodrama. Read full book review >
SOMEBODY'S BABY by Charlotte Vale Allen
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Badly unsatisfying, then but so goes escapism, attendant upon its flaws: On the summer's beaches, readers will willingly close their eyes and follow Snow to her reward."
To the author's credit, this would-be twisted tale is remarkably readable, even though Allen (Leftover Dreams, 1992, etc.) runs out of ideas well before her final chapter. Read full book review >
DREAMING IN COLOR by Charlotte Vale Allen
Released: Aug. 15, 1993

"Topical and, oddly, commercially comfy."
Veteran novelist Allen (Leftover Dreams, 1992, etc.) now offers an ultimately feel-good tale about the successful rehabilitation of a severely battered woman who, with her child, is aided by three generations of women. Read full book review >
LEFTOVER DREAMS by Charlotte Vale Allen
Released: March 1, 1992

"Leftover dreams, in this case at least, don't make for a satisfying meal."
Allen's 27th novel details the generally unremarkable lives of two Canadian sisters, from their miserable Toronto childhood to one sibling's success in London as the owner of a chain of copy shops: a ho-hum Cinderella tale in which the bad guys may be repulsive, but the good guys are fatally dull. Read full book review >

It seems that everyone's cashing in on the current fascination for the old Beauty and the Beast tale—from prime-time TV to Allen. Read full book review >