The title of this book is misleading. Though it sounds like a stereotype, it is a realistic refutation of many soap opera...

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PRINCESS IN DENIM

The title of this book is misleading. Though it sounds like a stereotype, it is a realistic refutation of many soap opera types of teen age fiction. Eden lived with her widower father on their Washington State raspberry ranch. Steve, a photographer friend, submitted Eden's picture in a contest to choose a local Tulip Queen. Then older, sophisticated Johnny Halloran, seeing potentials in Eden as a future Miss America, offered to manage her. His suavity prompted her to neglect her responsibilities at the ranch to try for the title. Eden lost her heart to Johnny, was disillusioned when he claimed a concealed wife in the background -- and found her idol completely shattered when that story turned out to be a hoax he used as a deterrent to romantic entanglement with her. A rueful Eden lost her dreams of glory and the contest, and finally returns to accept an everyday world, glad to date local swains. The story moves easily with a skillful unfolding of characters. Superior.

Pub Date: Feb. 26, 1958

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Morrow

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1958