Love Walked in

Love Walked in

A Novel

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
Harboring romantic notions about golden-age Hollywood film stars, thirty-one-year-old Philadelphia cafâe manager Cornelia Brown embarks on a too-good-to-be-true relationship with the debonair Martin Grace.

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When Martin Grace enters the hip Philadelphia coffee shop Cornelia Brown manages, her life changes forever. Charming and debonair, the spitting image of Cary Grant, Martin sweeps Cornelia off her feet, but, as it turns out, Martin Grace is more the harbinger of change than the change itself.
Meanwhile, on the other side of town, eleven-year-old Clare Hobbes must learn to fend for herself after her increasingly unstable mother has a breakdown and disappears. Taking inspiration from famous orphans (Anne Shirley, Sara Crewe, Mary Lennox, and even Harry Potter) Clare musters the courage to seek out her estranged father. When the two of them show up at Cornelia's cafe, Cornelia and Clare form a bond as unlikely as it is deep. Together, they face difficult choices and discover that knowing what you love and why is as real as life gets.

Baker
& Taylor

Harboring romantic notions about golden-age Hollywood film stars, thirty-one-year-old Philadelphia café manager Cornelia Brown embarks on a too-good-to-be-true relationship with the debonair Martin Grace, while across town, an eleven-year-old abandoned girl seeks out her estranged father. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dutton, c2005
ISBN: 9780525949176
0525949178
9780452287891
0452287898
Characteristics: 307 p. ; 24 cm

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Javacat7
Sep 24, 2018

If you're a movie fan, you'll enjoy all the references to (mostly) classic b&w movies. An enjoyable book, fun to read, not terribly memorable now that I'm revisiting whether or not I read it, one year later.

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mimimcl
Aug 09, 2018

Liked this child character almost as much as the one in "A Gentleman In Moscow."

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SuzeParker
Sep 21, 2013

Set aside the fact that no 11-year-old I've ever encountered would remotely be self-actualized enough to have the thoughts or conversations attributed to the youngest character, Clare, in this novel. Or that almost no one so consistently could pull off the snappy dialogue attributed to most of the book's other characters. If you can do that -- and I could, actually -- it will be easy to engage in this heartwarming/heart-wrenching story. It's worth overlooking the book's flaws, including some implausibility in the story line, to immerse yourself in the beautiful writing and to root for the key characters. You could also come away from this book with a pretty strong list of must-see old movies!

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DorothyY
Nov 03, 2012

Excellent.

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sarahkar
Feb 08, 2012

it was okay...interesting story, but once again, her writing style irritated me.

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rsaysomsack
Jan 11, 2012

Terrible book.
I like light easy reading but this was dull, predictable and a waste of time.

Ljubica81 Dec 28, 2011

Great and enjoyable read, feel-good book.

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KristiD
Sep 10, 2009

Overall this was an ok book. I had read her second book first "Belong to Me" so this book was easy to predict for me. If you are looking for something light this is the book. Otherwise, I found myself skimming through pages to get to the end. Not a bad story line but not compelling enough for me to keep wanting to read.

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nadian Jan 27, 2008

When Martin Grace enters the hip Philadelphia coffee shop Cornelia Brown manages, her life changes forever. But little does she know that her newfound love is only the harbinger of great changes to come. Meanwhile, across town, Clare Hobbs- eleven years old and abandoned by her erratic mother- goes looking for her lost father. She crosses paths with Cornelia while meeting with him at the cafe, and the two form an improbable friendship that carries them through the unpredictable currents of love and life.
- From back cover.

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