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First Year

First Year

by Barbara Schnell
First Year

First Year

by Barbara Schnell


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"It is hard to choose what I liked best about your book--it's all wonderful...You've captured the first year of marriage beautifully. A good, good read...a book I would recommend to a friend." Writers' Digest Stevie O'Neill, a young LA actress, recklessly marries her new love, Robert Anderson, and follows him home to South Dakota. There, she discovers that her Hispanic/Irish ancestry doesn't bother her blue-eyed blond in-laws, but her lack of domestic skill does--a situation Mom Anderson is determined to correct.This orphaned, metropolitan smart-aleck becomes an unwilling Martha Stewart in a student trailer park--but her life is not all drudgery. In Los Angeles she's a grunt in an army of wannabe celebrities; in South Dakota she's a star because of a beer commercial. Her brief fame even gets her a teaching job at the University.Stevie's new existence is filled with adventures most city girls never experience--or want to. She goes pheasant hunting; she survives blizzards, she drives the Hereford Queen in the Homecoming parade. She's thrown into an extended family circle and learns to deal with family life.In the first year of an impulsive, hormone-driven marriage punctuated by misunderstandings and reconciliations, Stevie discovers that her Prince Charming has skid marks in his tights. Should she stick with him? At least for one more year? "...engaging and believable. Stevie is an appealing heroine." Kirkus Discoveries ****1/2 Fantastic--keeper "...sidesplitting comedy. Schnell's writing is guaranteed to generate smiles." Romantic Times"The 'epic' of the ordinary...very American, very universal, and very entertaining." James Koenig, Director/Founder of Scandinavia/LA Film Festival

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ISBN-13: 9781733406215
Publisher: Barbara Schnell
Publication date: 11/16/2019
Pages: 330
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.74(d)

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