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Jacquelyn How Can She Think Only Of Herself In These Hard Times Living In Chicago In The S, During The Great Depression, Jacquelyn Penelope Carleton Sees Poverty And Suffering Everywhere But As The Daughter Of One Of The Richest Families In The City, She Never Expects To Experience It Herself Then Her Father Loses His Fortune In The Crash And Suffers A Debilitating Stroke Suddenly Jacky Must Support Her Entire Family, And She Has Never Worked A Day In Her Life Kind, Handsome Stefan Offers Her Marriage As An Escape From Her Problems, And David Opens Her Eyes To The Dazzling, Turbulent World Of Show Business She Must Choose Between The Two Men, But Doing So Will Tear Her Heart In Two Should She Choose The Comfort Of Safety Or Risk Everything For Excitement Waxing Nostalgic Jacquelyn has to learn to give up her wealthy life and work hard for her family in the depression She does learn to work and care for others and she learns to love. Probably one of my favorite Sunfires yet Jacky is a pampered princess when the Depression turns her world upside down She must learn many things and quickly She must learn how to take care of a recently bed ridden father, a mother who is not really there, and must deal with the finances of her family Her brother, Bax, sends money, but he s always away with his mysterious friends How is he getting so much money Why isn t her fiancee, Broderick, calling on her Where can she find a job All Probably one of my favorite Sunfires yet Jacky is a pampered princess when the Depression turns her world upside down She must learn many things and quickly She must learn how to take care of a recently bed ridden father, a mother who is not really there, and must deal with the finances of her family Her brother, Bax, sends money, but he s always away with his mysterious friends How is he getting so much money Why isn t her fiancee, Broderick, calling on her Where can she find a job All these problems andour quirky and independent herione must struggle to overcome And of course, figure out who her true love is That s a given in any Sunfire If it were me, I would ve made Broderick a bigger character as well as the cousin, but since I can t The heros Jacky chooses from are Stefan and David, both of whom don t appear until about a hundred pages in That s something else I would change, but it wouldn t have made since for a Sweedish immigrant or a struggling dancer to show up in high socitey, would it Anyway, what really made me like this book was Jacky Even though everything is going against her, she maintains a smile and remains optimistic of brighter days She tries so hard to be independent, cause she is sick of relying on men Another character trait she has that is so different from other Sunfire girls is that she doesn t want to love anyone again, and she has to let someone in Can she learn to love again Read it and find out Really, if your re trying to start a Sunfire collection, get this one I liked this one, but have to admit that I found Aunt Penny to be really annoying She gets all judgmental that Jacky is dancing in a chorus line, but doesn t seem to do anything to help put food on the table Bitch, please, when you re mooching off your teenage niece you have no room to look down on anyone else. 3.5 stars This is a book set during the great crash and depression that followed A young, spoiled rich girl has to learn how to get along in the real world It is a little hokey and I wasn t really crazy about it. I originally read this series back in the 80s, checking them out from my elementary school library Having re read them as an adult I think they stand the test of time and are still relevant as far as historical fiction is concerned. I loved this book, mainly because it was a STORY and not just about one girl s tough decision about whom to date.Gordon actually a 2 woman writing team brought the Depression era to life, as much as YA literature goes into the nitty gritty, anyway The heroine finds her inner strength when her cushy lifestyle is stripped away from her in the aftermath of the Crash and discovers just how shallow that life was, and how useless her upper class girls school education really is in the desperate, I loved this book, mainly because it was a STORY and not just about one girl s tough decision about whom to date.Gordon actually a 2 woman writing team brought the Depression era to life, as much as YA literature goes into the nitty gritty, anyway The heroine finds her inner strength when her cushy lifestyle is stripped away from her in the aftermath of the Crash and discovers just how shallow that life was, and how useless her upper class girls school education really is in the desperate, clawing world of unemployment and shattered bank accounts Fine embroidery is useless working a candy box factory machine, and Jacky suffers one humiliation after another as she tries to scrape money together for her family She s one of theadmirable Sunfire heroines because of her perseverance and her lack of speshulness Throughout the story, she is very real and likable in her drive to do something useful, her failure in job after job very realistic, given her lack of skills.The weakness in this one hence the dock of 1 star was Jacky s mother, who because of the downturn in their lifestyle, mentally reverts to being a child It was absurd not saying it couldn t happen in real life but it seemed to be a bit too much Sunfires suffer sometimes from making the adults worthless in order to make the heroine seemmature and responsible, and in this respect Jacquelyn was typical.Another weakness was Jacquelyn s Swedish immigrant suitor, Stefan He was so overbearingly traditional marry me, stay home and make babies that I knew he was destined to exit the story sometime It was a bit out of the Sunfire ordinary, however, because usually the down home guy gets the girl, while Mr Brash and Flashy Pants is arrogant and never scores Not so here Said Mr Brash and Flash Pants, David Burns, is a showbiz hoofer with all the decency that the Sunfire farmboys usually have and he had lots of good dialogue Most of the easygoing, adaptable people did, in this book the traditional people were stuffy I have no idea if the toff on the cover is supposed to be Burns My guess is he is Jacky s money and society conscious, and short lived, fiance Broderick Stokes III But if he s supposed to be David Burns, I had a mental image of him being like James Cagney a hoofer himself rather than some guy with hooded eyes in a poofy blouse and cravat In about 40 years, that guy looks like he s going to wind up on Gilligan s Island.The third weakness was Jacky s brother Baxter It was obvious that what he was up to wasn t what it seemed The dragging out of the omg, he s a gangster story was a bit weak, but he was a snappy character, so all is forgiven.Overall, a great read and a fun return to the Sunfire label after being burned out on a spate of Vivian Schurfranz atrocities This one is an automatic keeper if you re a pragmatic collector However, I want the PBS credit, so out it goes


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