HOUSE OF HOLLY by Marjorie Mueller Freer


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Career-romance once again (remember Gay Enterprises and Roberta, Interior Decorator) gives fictional support to the Paradis theory (see P.397), in a story of Holly Elliot, who made a career of mail order handicrafts. The Elliots have moved to a small shore town near New Haven, where Holly, lonely at first, acquires a beau and interests herself in a local gift shop run by an attractive widow. Bit by bit, Holly begins to make her own items, to advertise her wares in trade outlets, to receive orders. She gets over the first beau, Mark, who opposes a continuing career, and the second one, Duncan, a flighty ceramic artist, and finally finds happiness with Craig, a conservationist with proper ideas on life and love. Solid work values here, but the plot is tenuous and the characterizations only scratch the surface.

Pub Date: Sept. 22nd, 1954
Publisher: Romance for Young Moderns- Messner