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From Kathleen Tessaro, author of the acclaimed international bestseller Elegance, comes a poignant, funny, and utterly remarkable story of real life, real love, and fantasy -- and the changes they put you through. Following a dream can lead to unexpected places. . . .
It is 1986, and eighteen-year-old aspiring actress Evie leaves Eden, Ohio, to study theater in London, England. Almost immediately she falls in with new female chums Imogen (born-again Laura Ashley poster child, frustrated virgin) and Robbie (gorgeous wild-child bohemian, far from virginal). The world is thrilling and new, and anything is possible . . . until love intervenes.
It is 2001, and Evie's a single mother teaching drama to night students. Robbie is dead, killed in a car accident. And Evie is doing her level best to forget the past, the lost opportunities, and the dreams that exploded . . . until an old friendship comes back to haunt her.
About the Author
Born in Pittsburgh, Kathleen Tessaro emigrated to London where she worked as an actress in films, television, and theater, while training to be a drama teacher and voice coach. She is the author of the novels Elegance, Innocence, and The Flirt. Kathleen currently lives in Pennsylvania.
Praise for Innocence…
“Elegantly written and compelling.”
“A tale as heartbreaking as it is heartwarming.”
-Rocky Mountain News
“Witty…proves that confidence never goes out of fashion.”
“Through vivid descriptions, lively mishaps and devastating details, Tessaro serves up a witty, original, fast–moving debut.”
“Funny and witty…devilishly fun to read.”
-Romantic Times, four-star review
“Fans of Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’s Diary will love this unique Pygmalion tale, an impressive debut novel.”
-Library Journal, starred review
“Fabulous fiction. Expect to laugh and maybe pick up some Grace Kelly — Jackie O-esque tips.”
“Clever…Elegance makes the journey in style.”
-Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
“A deeply nuanced work.”
“A brilliant read with fashion advice thrown in!”
“A breath of fresh air in a wold of increasingly tired–looking chick–lit… a stylish antidote to girly fluff.”
-Daily Express (UK)