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Silverbridge Mass Market Paperback – May 1, 2002
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Joan was born in 1951 and she grew up in the Bronx, New York. A former English teacher, she obtained a Bachelor's degree in Mercy College and Master in English and Comparative Literature at Hunter College. An avid rider and horse owner, Joan lives in Connecticut with her husband Joe and two grown children, Jay and Pam.
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Tracy is having trouble getting over a tragedy in her past and Harry is wary of being associated with an American actress after a bad episode with a Model who overdosed and implicated him in her death. Karma is in overdrive though and these two are destined to be together.
It was a fast read with a few unusual twists and was a pleasure to read.
When a favorite author jumps into new sub-genre, like Joan Wolf has in Silverbridge, I am always a bit leery. I want to support the author, but the likelihood of the book being even close to the caliber of her regular sub-genre is low at best, since it usually takes an author two to three books to get the hang of the new style of writing - if that ever happens at all. I am happy to say that this is not the case with Joan Wolf's new novel Silverbridge and I highly recommend it.
Harry only allows the filming of the Regency film on his property because he needs the income to support the outlandish costs of maintaining the Silverbridge estate. Between the rules for maintaining the historical site and death taxes, Harry struggles to retain ownership, even as his younger brother demands that he sell a large part of the land to a real estate mogul intent upon displacing cattle with a golf course and a luxury resort. Harry's younger sister Meg becomes the focal point that initially draws Tracy and Harry together. When Tracy becomes his guest, she encourages Meg's interesting in film making as a way to lead the teenager toward recovery from anorexia.
As a new fan of Joan Wolf, I found her characters warm and engaging. Further, SILVERBRIDGE melds a number of elements from contemporary romantic suspense to paranormal. Indeed, the supernatural elements move the plot along nicely without overshadowing the subplots of romance and suspense. While some readers may be uncomfortable with such an unexpected combination elements, the overall effect is surprisingly successful. Further, Wolf's understanding of Meg's struggle with anorexia lends the novel a convincing note that nicely contrasts the supernatural elements. Tracy and Harry likewise become appealing characters with their provocative romance. Indeed, SILVERBRIDGE provides very pleasant entertainment and comes highly recommended.
The American movie star, Tracie Collins, travels to England to begin shooting her new movie. The setting for the movie is the majestic estate of Silverbridge. The last thing that Tracie had on her mind when she went to England was falling in love. But from the moment she met Harry Oliver, the Earl of Silverbridge, the feeling of déjà vu was too overpowering to ignore. Lord Silverbridge had no intentions in becoming involved with anyone - especially an American movie star. What, then, was this strange and intense attraction he felt towards Tracie?
The developing love story between Tracy and Harry in itself is enough to keep one's eyes glued to the book. However, Joan Wolf goes one step further in this novel - she not only throws in a fascinating mystery but also the love story of a long ago English governess, Isabel, and the former Earl of Silverbridge, Charles Oliver, as ghosts from the past. Tracie Collins is the bridge between the past and the present.
Joan Wolf ingeniously combines contemporary romance with historical romance in SILVERBRIDGE. The combination of the love story from the present and the love story from the past makes for a very intriguing read...
A fire destroys the hotel so Meg offers rooms in SILVERBRIDGE to Tracy and her costar, Shakespearean actor Jon Melbourne. When Tracy meets Harry, she finds him attractive, but abhors his boorish behavior. As she stays in his residence, Tracy suffers feelings of déjà vu and visions of ghosts. On top of her strange reactions, someone tries to destroy the movie and only Harry can keep her safe, but who will protect Tracy's heart from her beloved aristocrat?
SILVERBRIDGE is an exciting contemporary romance with paranormal and suspense elements. The three prime subplots are well written and actually tie together in a cohesive manner. At the same, the triad plus two lesser subplots never allow any key theme to take charge of the tale as if Joan Wolf could not decide between suspense (movie sabotage), paranormal (ghosts), or a contemporary romance. Still the lead couple is a delightful duo and the tale will satisfy most of the audience.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have been enjoying Ms Wolf's historical novels, and this. Modern one did not disappoint. The characters are real, very well drawn, and the plot is a good one, even with the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Julie's Bookshelf
Joan Wolf writes believable characters that are interesting, romantic and she keeps the story moving. Read morePublished on September 17, 2013 by Kindle Customer
Maybe I'm different but I don't compare an author's books to previous ones written. I just enjoy the book that I'm reading. I happened to love this book for so many reasons. Read morePublished on June 20, 2013 by Marian
As a long time Joan Wolf fan, I was glad to see her branching out, though I hope she doesn't stop writing regencies. I liked the ghost story and the movie set in Regency times. Read morePublished on October 23, 2002
Joan Wolf's foray into the future and the past is a huge disappointment. Did someone else ghost write this thing? It was so unlike anything she has done in the past. Read morePublished on June 7, 2002
GREAT BOOK! Could not put it down and hope to see more like this from herPublished on May 7, 2002 by Jackie Hennequin
Silverbridge was a quick and pleasant read with engaging characters. As a long time reader of all her works I did find the plot a little predictable but her familiarity with the... Read morePublished on May 5, 2002 by Jeanette Finan