MY TRUE LOVE WAITS by Leonora Mattingly Weber


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The author of the loved Beauy alone series turns to the post Civil War South and Southwest in sympathetically touching if over-long novel of a young girl's marriage to an actor and the trials of poverty and social disapproval that it entailed. Yanked from a convent by her aunt to marry a brash banker's son, Mary Conroy of Topley, Missouri elopes instead with the actor Armen Neff. Attempts to settle there fail in the face of social ostracism and Armen's urge to get into theatre work again, but after an arduous trek to Colorado, Mary realizes the importance of a self sufficient happiness, Armen finds the opportunity to play with a company in Denver and the love they bear each other comes to a fuller flowering. Prolonged overtones of sentimentality may bore some but character and atmosphere are sketched to give a fine picture of the times.

Pub Date: Feb. 16th, 1953
Publisher: Crowell