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Grace Doll Paperback – July 9, 2012
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Having flourished as an actress in the late 40s, Grace has the charisma and feminine qualities one would associate with a woman of that era. Her mannerisms - in both speak and dress - and the grace and composure with which she holds herself together hint at old Hollywood glam. But the edge to her smiles and the glint of fear captured in her gaze are reminders of the abusive life she escaped.
"They wait for me, the crowd, like savages awaiting a sacrifice. They want me. What I am, what I have."
Left with a debilitating side effect as the result of the youth serum, she finds it hard to trust strangers and even harder to be near them. I found her reactions to various situations in Grace Doll - though sometimes a little extreme - were understandable considering her past, and her fear and distrust of Brenden made it easier to believe in her emotional scarring.
Brenden is your typical teenager - full of angst over his father's passing and anger for his negligence, he agrees to track down Grace only to serve his own purposes: to tell Grace off for destroying his father's chances for happiness with any other woman, and to gain access to his trust fund. What he finds though, completely derails both of his plans.Read more ›
However, this book is problematic on a lot of levels. It first of all needed one more copy edit. The spelling of the villain (Solomon/Soloman) changes constantly and that's frustrating and sloppy. Second, the premise feels a bit squandered. When I read the book's blurb, I was really excited and hopeful to see the progress of an actress through Hollywood from The Golden Years to current time. I know it would have been hard to do or write how/why she faked her death or looks just like an older actress relative...whatever, but I wanted to see the immortal's perspective over seventy years. As it's actually written, it's just very much a Twilight feeling of paranormal immortal who has a secret lusting after a teenager and still thinking like one herself. I just feel if a character's immortal, then seeing history and time through their eyes really would have been fascinating. As it is, this is very much like every other paranormal romance. She almost could have been a vampire for all teh difference her acting backstory really made. Fourth, there's a lot of dead time.Read more ›
Grace doll is a story that is set in the 1940s. She had everything a woman would want. She had fame, beauty, and fortune. In the story we learn how Grace Doll met her abusive and sex craving husband Rufus. She was only thirteen and she was at the beach with her family. This handsome movie producer approached her parents asking if they would like to have their daughter be in a movie. So they said yes and that is where her life started with Rufus. He ended up changing her age to a much older woman. Months went by and she found out her family was killed in a fire. So the only person that she had was Rufus so he became her guardian and her husband. Grace Doll lived a wonderful life but at home it was a different story. She was tired of being treated like a sex slave. If he wanted sex with her he would take her wherever they were. No men were allowed to even look at her, talk to her or even touch her. So she came up with a idea to have her life changed. She asked her friends Oscar and her makeup artist Jonathan to help her escape Rufus for good.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Interesting premise and memorable characters. Very enjoyable read that I've recommended to all my friends. Nice love story.Published 5 months ago by loretta
i adore this author, and i was so so excited to read one of her new books, especially with how it intriguing it sounded! Read morePublished 23 months ago by chloethesecretsparrow
I really enjoyed this book, short read that kept my attention all the way through. If only the subject matter was available in reality! Read morePublished on June 6, 2013 by Stephanie S.
This was a good book enough suspense to keep you hooked. I would recommend the book to everybody. Easy to read it goes by quick. Read morePublished on May 2, 2013 by Necole
Ugh. This has a little too much language. I also don't like the paranormal angle. This is not for the faint of heart.Published on February 18, 2013 by Natalie
Engaging and well written. Grace Doll is a gripping and horrifying in a beautiful way with tones of surreality floating through the story. Read morePublished on January 25, 2013 by kchan
So far I have read two books by Jennifer Laurens, Overprotected and Grace Doll. I have not been disappointed. Grace Doll has old Hollywood and modern day. Read morePublished on January 8, 2013 by Disney365
Thanks to Jennifer Laurens for this great book! I give it a 3.5 because there were some things that I really loved, but a couple of things bothered me as well. Read morePublished on December 16, 2012 by Christy M.