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Stealing The Show

Christina Jones

Average Review Rating Average Rating 8/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Orion Books Ltd

Published : 1998

Copyright : Christina Jones 1998

ISBN-10 : PB 0-7528-1605-5
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-7528-1605-0

Publisher's Write-Up

Another unputdownable romance that will steal the show!

When Nell Bradley discovers a set of dilapidated gallopers - an antique roundabout with carved horses - for sale, she is delighted. She and her brothers, Danny and Sam, run a traditional fair which so far has afforded them a good living. But Danny and Sam are keen to expand by investing in more ambitious rides. Nell, more of a traditionalist, loathes the new technology. And she's having second thoughts about Ross Percival to whom she is unofficially engaged.

Screwing up her courage, Nell buys the gallopers at auction and arranges, in secret, to renovate them. But what she hasn't realised, and it turns out to be a pleasant surprise, is that the horses come complete with their very own, very dishy restorer…

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Review by Chrissi (300401) Rating (8/10)

Review by Chrissi
Rating 8/10
I have to say that this, of the stories so far, was my favourite. I don't know why, it just was. Our heroine is Nell who owns a set of Dodgem Cars. She is engaged to be married (at some point, as she does not want to set a date) to Ross, with whom she gets on but he is more like a brother to her.

Unfortunately she is expecting more than just companionship, she wants the whole romance thing. One day, Nell finds that a Historical Society are going to have to get rid of a proper old Merry Go Round, with horses and an organ. They are heartbroken, but Nell sees them and cannot get them from her mind. They make her think of how a fairground could be, a proper old fashioned travelling fair.

On an impulse, Nell finds herself buying the galloping horses, but with them come the historical society, in particular, one man who wishes to continue the restoration of the horses. Nell's relationship with her family becomes strained before they realise that she has bought the horses, as they wish to modernise the fair, not return to more traditional rides and pressure mounts on Nell to make a decision about her marriage.

The problem is that she has become involved not only with the galloping horses but with the restorer working on them.

I must admit, I knew nothing of the life of a travelling fair before I read this, I had never thought of the organisation and planning that must take place. It was interesting, there is so much to take into account, and for that reason I think I liked this one rather more than the others.

You have heard me say before that you can tell when someone knows about which they speak, and this book contains lots of colourful background.
Chrissi (30th April 2001)

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