Old and young, in contrast but not in conflict, for a respectable romance to satisfy more settled standards. There's more of...

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LADY WITH A PARASOL

Old and young, in contrast but not in conflict, for a respectable romance to satisfy more settled standards. There's more of the demure conservatism of the Mrs. Merge books than the glamored modernity of the latest, Red-Haired Lady (which had substantial rentals). It is a story of Vera who was young and hard, and of Cousin May, who gave her a home in a Wisconsin small town. Brittle and bitter after finding that id, whom she loved but who had not the courage to break away from his family and a cushioned career, Vera found she appreciated the comfort and security Cousin May's solid Victorian traditions offered her, and makes her contribution by engineering a trip to Florida which will give Cousin May a chance at life in the outside world, and protects her from trying to recapture an illusory first love. And for Vera too there's another ending, as id made a go of it on his own and proved himself worthy.

Pub Date: Nov. 7, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1946