Promise Me a Rainbow

Cheryl Reavis, Author Berkley Publishing Group $3.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-425-12126-9
Reavis ( Fire Under Heaven , under the name Cinda Richards) takes a potentially syrupy idea and gives it an emotional verisimilitude that turns her new novel into an example of delicately crafted, eminently satisfying romantic fiction. The outlines of the story are simple: two emotionally?g/careful--emotional verisimilitude above.eed//we don't need emotional/it's clear with needy/pk/ needy people, nursing painful losses, are brought together through the workings of destiny and the guileless machinations of a child who loves them both. Within this familiar territory Reavis works magic by endowing Catherine and Joe with rich inner worlds, believableused above and below exterior is this better?pk lives--including financial and family problems--and enough of a sense of the marvelous to fall in love despite the difficulties they face. Reavis also possesses a gentle sense of the absurd: a key scene, for example, turns upon the appearance of a Volkswagen filled with very pregnant high school girls who take it upon themselves to prod their teacher's reluctant beau toward the altar. (June)
Reviewed on: 06/05/1990
Release date: 06/01/1990
Vinyl-bound - 567 pages - 978-1-56956-385-4
Hardcover - 376 pages - 978-0-7862-2200-1
Paperback - 274 pages - 978-1-61194-129-6
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