SONG OF THE WEEPING WILLOW by Anne Rayha

SONG OF THE WEEPING WILLOW

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Returning home from college for the summer, Ellie finds she cannot accept the realities of her present home life, which include a once innocent now rebellious younger sister, a stepmother whom she resents, and an ill and detached father. Clinging to the past, she becomes secretly engaged to an old high school sweetheart, but the relationship is as distant as the past itself. As secretary to Dr. Stephens, the Church Minister, Ellie meets dynamic young Paul Lanadon, his assistant, and eventually they fall in love. Through his guidance Ellie begins to regard her family with proper perspective. Hampered with cliches, cliche images and ploddingly sentimental writing, a basically good conception never is developed or realized. This is soap opera for teenage girls.

Pub Date: March 21st, 1961
Publisher: Chilton