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by Thomas B. Allen

eBook Dreaming In Color epub
  • ISBN: 155166030X
  • Author: Thomas B. Allen
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: United States
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Mira (March 1, 1995)
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • ePUB size: 1263 kb
  • FB2 size 1638 kb
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Thomas Benton Allen (1929-December 11, 2018) was an American author and historian. He resided in Bethesda, Maryland. He was also the father of science fiction writer Roger MacBride Allen.

Thomas Benton Allen (1929-December 11, 2018) was an American author and historian. Allen had co-authored numerous books with Norman Polmar. He had also written numerous mystery novels. His most famous book to date was Possessed

Отзывы - Написать отзыв. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. Charlotte Vale Allen was born in Toronto, Canada, on January 19, 1941. She spent several years in England, where she worked as a singer and actress

Отзывы - Написать отзыв. Veteran novelist Allen (Leftover Dreams, 1992, et. now offers an ultimately feel-good tale about the successful rehabilitation of a severely battered woman who, with her child, is aided by three. She spent several years in England, where she worked as a singer and actress. After returning to Canada for a short time, she immigrated to the United States in 1966. Allen began writing in 1970 and sold her first novel, Love Life, in 1974.

In Dreaming In Color she provides not only an intriguing cast of characters and a thoroughly engrossing story, but also the hope that it is possible for every woman to take charge of her life and change it for the better. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Dreaming In Color. Writing with conviction and clarity, prolific novelist Allen ( Leftover Dreams ) offers a highly competent treatment of a topical theme. When her sadistic husband Joe begins menacing their six-year-old daughter Penny, abused and battered Bobby Salton finally flees their upstate New York home. She finds sanctuary in a well-appointed Connecticut house where she is hired to nurse stroke victim Alma Ogilvie, formerly the independent-minded director of a girls school.

Three women-one in flight from a bad marriage, one depressed by age and illness, one without a purpose in life-meet along the shores of Connecticut and form a tenuous bond that is soon put to the test. From AudioFile: Working as a practical nurse, a battered wife flees with her daughter and finds refuge in the home of a writer and her invalid aunt. This tale of four unique women living under one roof is a blend of pathos and suspense.

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Dreaming in Color book. Shortly after her marriage to Walter Allen in 1970 she began writing and sold her first novel Love Life in 1974. Prior to this book's Charlotte Vale-Allen was born in Toronto and lived in England from 1961 to 1964 where she worked as a television actress and singer. She returned to Toronto briefly, performing as a singer and in cabaret revues until she emigrated to the United States in 1966.

See all books authored by Thomas B. Allen, including George Washington, Spymaster: How the Americans Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War, and Possessed, and more . Books By Thomas B. in Angelology & Demonology. Allen, including George Washington, Spymaster: How the Americans Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War, and Possessed, and more on ThriftBooks. in U. S. Presidents & First Ladies. in Colonial & Revolutionary. in Fish & Sharks. in Revolution & Founding. George Washington, Spymaster: How the Americans Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War. Possessed.

Find nearly any book by Thomas B Allen. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Coauthors & Alternates. Harold Weber McCormick. William Edward Young.

Three women--one in flight from a bad marriage, one depressed by age and illness, one without a purpose in life--meet along the shores of Connecticut and form a tenuous bond that is soon put to the test. Reprint.
Comments: (7)
Great author. Plan to buy more of her books.
Bobby,a battered wife,along with her six year old daughter,Penny,flees after a final beating. She arrives in Connecticut,fearful and desperate to start anew. She is hired as a live-in practical nurse for Alma,a retired headmistress who has suffered a disabling stroke. Alma's niece,Eva,a famous author, hires her against her better judgment.Penny instantly ingratiates herself with Alma, soon followed by Bobby. The three of them form a sort of triumvirate which Eva is helpless to change. She soon realizes that this woman and her child are changing the tenor of the household for the better, reluctantly accepting them,although she cannot totally accept Bobby until much later. The other characters are:Charlie,Eva's lover;Dennis,Alma's physical therapist;Melissa,Eva's charming daughter,and,of course,Joe,Bobby's psychopath husband.Charlotte Vale Allen has,as always, given all of these characters such dimension that you know them well. You almost feel like you are living in this interesting household,sharing experiences with all of them. This story progresses so smoothly along,with side-trips of memory for each of the three women,which adds,not detracts, to the whole.The violent climax will hold you breathless with suspense until the end. This is a wonderful book,with wonderful characters, that will be hard to forget,as you become one with them during your reading.
Bobby Salton knows she can't take her sadistic husband's abuse for another day. So at the beginning of the story, she takes her little daughter Penny when the monster isn't home and runs. Driving away in her half-working car, she finds refuge in a rambling house on the Connecticuit shore.
Hired as a live-in companion to Alma Ogilvie, Bobby helps the retired headmistress regain her independence.But Bobby's battered appearance also has a startling effect, especially on Eva Rule, Alma's niece, a successful author.
Three very different women grapple with dreams of haunted pasts, and yet form a tenuous bond. Just as they begin to look to to the future, the past catches up with them. Bobby's husband, for one thing, is still on the run looking everywhere for Bobby.
A very absorbing book and hard to put it down.
Although Charlotte Vale Allen's books all seem to be marketed as romance novels, I find them to be deeper and more thought provoking than that. Her characters are interesting, and once she gives you a sense of who her characters are, they remain consistent throughout. That doesn't make them predictable; that makes them genuinely interesting people. The details of the plot have already been discussed, and I have nothing to add to what's been said. I do, however, want to applaud Charlotte Vale Allen for consistently providing credible stories with diverse and interesting characters. I particularly liked DREAMING IN COLOR because of its focus on women who are very different people but who come to care very much for each other. Allen's unrelated women form a family that serves to bond them together in a special way.
3 women...3 pasts...3 futures...what will happen to Bobby when Joe finds her? Or will Joe find her? Bobby and her daughter are being abused by Joe, Bobby's husband, they ran away to get away from the abuse. Bobby found a job as a "care-taker" and she nurses an old lady named Alma...who loves children. Alma's niece, Eva, is a writer and quite good...until she stopped writing about things she love...so in the end...will Bobby and Penny be able to stay away from Joe? Find out for yourself and read the book!
After a slow start and too many things that could have been left unsaid, I finally got into the swing of this book (patience, patience, patience!!). An original plot that comes colliding together from three directions is what got 4 stars out of me instead of 3. The story goes along rather smoothly, so that the last fifth or so is almost a slap in the face, but believability is there. I often found myself bored with the side story of the past and constantly felt an urging for this woman to be able to move on, but I soon leanred how the intricate tale lended to that future colliding. The amount of introspection is almost overwhelming, but seems healthy. The last chapter felt like the author was trying to "wrap this up," and I felt a bit let down. And of course, the romantic in me wants to know a little more at the end. If you can give this story your attention for maybe 75 pages, it is worth the other 300.
There's nothing superficial about the female characters in this book. Starting with the little girl, Penny, and moving to the eldest woman in the story, each unique character is described with increasing depth and detail. The same cannot be said for the depth of the male characters, but at least the good guys outnumber the bad. Be prepared for some VERY realistic perspectives on domestic abuse from every possible angle: the victims, the abuser, the children, and the friends.
This was a very suspenseful, entertaining read. My only problem with this book was how judgemental Eva was. She is one of those people who run hot and cold, and looked down on Bobby for being a victim of unspeakable abuse. Maybe this was because of the guilt that she felt watching her best friend's husband murder her. I'm only 15 and found this book in my Gram's collection. I loved all of the characters, little Penny and Alma in particular. Eva, I could have lived without. When some one shows up on your doorstep, battered and beaten, a dye job and new hair cut are not the answer. As I said I'm only 15, but this is my opinion. Otherwise, a great read, with a happy, suspenseful ending.
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