'The author deserves accolades for writing a novel that captures the times and the fears of that age (and beyond) and capturing the attention that didn't quit until the last page was turned.' Miki's Hope review on Carolyn Menke, Author's Return to Me, NOW the prequel has been released - I'm Yours..........
"If you have read Return to Me (my review here) you might have wondered like I did why Sadie's mother ended up leaving her to continue on with her life--without her daughter. Most of the answer to that question resides within the covers of this novella prequel "I'm Yours".
Although I am cognizant of the times that all this took place I truly can't comprehend what it must have been like in that day and age for a woman to have such a burning wish to become a famous actress-that she could turn her back on everything, including the man she was in love with. That burning desire was to be her downfall ultimately.
I am just so glad that those days are mostly over and now both Men and Women can be what they want to be without society ripping them apart."
Read Miki's Hope Return to Me review here
I'm Yours Book Description
I’m Yours is the prequel to Return To Me. This companion novella spins the tale of how Sadie’s mother, Audrey, becomes Audrey McCall, and the events leading up to one fateful decision that will affect generations to come.
The Roaring Twenties spell opportunity for Audrey McCall, a starlet who’s as irresistible as the illegal booze poured behind every shuttered speakeasy. Her big theater dreams include landing the impossible, a role on Broadway. But she’s fallen in love with handsome Edward Stark, who wants her to be his leading lady and his alone.
Edward’s confessed his love and is ready to embark on a future with Audrey. No more sneaking off to speakeasies and enduring cast parties, where the catcalls of men directed at his main squeeze get under his skin. Wouldn’t Audrey rather become the mother of his children than worry about the next paycheck?
Muddying the waters is the shifty Rex Wyatt, a new playwright in town, who promises to make Audrey a star. If Audrey gets the part of her dreams, she has to take it. There are no second chances in theater. Are there second chances in love?