While Hedwig sleeps, Lina finds the hidden key to Horst's study and locates concealed documents. She keeps events linear, which is much appreciated, especially by those of us who read more than one book at a time. One of the book's main charms is Linda's forthright, determined, funny personality, which comes through clearly in her first-person narration; this is no shrinking violet of a fairy tale princess Cinderella. Her husband, Richie, is throwing her aside in favor of a sultry, more sophisticated option. She also makes contact with Rolf, a fishmonger and courier of information. Thank you, Susan, for that character. Having grown up with a German-speaking grandmother who never stopped longing to return to her home country, Linda knows more about Europe than most Americans and follows the news of Hitler's advances with more awareness and concern than anyone else of her acquaintance.
Her nostalgia means she's quite excited when an old friend, still at the Agency, calls asking for advice on a case. Compromising Positions was Susan Isaacs' first novel. Shining Through is a great big sprawling saga of a 30-something Jewish secretary from Queens. . For Linda, though, the war will soon become all too real. I felt bad for her though, with the tough family life she had and the bad choices in men. Her cover is that of a cook, hence her working-class accent, but Friedrichs is uneasy, concerned that her accent is not genuine enough to pass for a native.
She's head over heels in love with her boss, John Berringer, the pride of the Ivy League. Ed calmly bribes the German customs officer with twenty thousand dollars in Swiss francs. One of the best summer reads I had in the 1980s was Shining Through, another bestseller from novelist Susan Isaacs. Sure, the plot is a little unbelievable at times, but Linda's journey from starry-eyed secretary to wartime spy makes for truly compulsive reading. Most of her tales are set in the present, but this wonderful little dose of historical fiction was just right for me.
Marrying John isn't quite the happy ending Linda imagined, and when John's intimidating boss Edward needs a German speaker to handle his secret war correspondence, Linda jumps at the job. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Susan Isaacs, including rare photos from the author's personal collection. She has a baby voice, which couldn't be further from the author's wishes. Susan Isaacs is a recipient of the Writers for Writers Award and the John Steinbeck Award. Coming together from two very different worlds, they will cast off adversity and disapproval to forge a life filled with work, love, and children. Linda Voss is a legal secretary in Manhattan in 1940.
She's witty and snappy, just like the main character in the book. You can also contact me at margitte123 at g mail dot com. There are larger confrontations than defining an overbearing husband were even facing up to and conquering a serious personal problem. All of them are entertaining. Linda returns to find John and Nan in a passionate embrace. I reread it again this year after not going back to it for quite a while I don't have a review of it on the blog, which suggests I hadn't reread it since 2002.
He describes to her the latest information his office has received about the beginning of the mass-murder of all European Jews, and that if caught, Linda, with Jewish ancestry, could expect the same fate. What follows is an intricate and fascinating dissection of Susan's marriage, family, husband's medical practice and partners, and the unwitting call girl at the center of it all. Sunflower also runs a number of agents. You will stand up and cheer at the climax of the book. The 1992 movie is a bit on the Working Girl Goes To War side. It's almost as if the author got tired of writing about affairs of the heart and jumped into a completely different story. When Nan leaves John for another man, What happens when Cinderella gets her prince? Well, actually, she does care about the private life of one of the partners, the very one she works for.
He was handsome, successful, and a doting dad to their four-year-old triplets Dashiell, Evan, and Mason. What unfolds, I will leave to the reader to enjoy. When Hollywood showed women in uniform actively serving overseas, they were usually nurses. In 1940, irresistible heroine Linda Voss is secretly in love with her boss. Most of her tales are set in the present, but this wonderful little dose of historical fiction was just right for me.
Author: The heroine of Compromising Positions returns to investigate a disappearanceWhere did Courtney Logan go? A couple have been made into pretty bad movies. As usual, though, Isaacs runs a tight plot despite the thicker-than-average length. Let my Linda, a legal secretary from Queens, rise to the opportunity to do something truly brave. She's since written many since then. Read the book on paper - it is quite a powerful experience.
Shining Through takes place in the early 1940s. For Linda, though, the war will soon become all too real. The story takes place in the early 40s and it's about Linda Voss, a young Jewish woman from Queens. This is a story full of memorable characters, drama and adventure. She is a former editor of Seventeen and a freelance political speechwriter. At the Swiss border, Ed is allowed through but Linda's fake papers cause some delay.
It is Linda's wit and sassy humor in the snappy dialogue that really makes this a tremendous pleasure to read. Melanie Griffith was so wrong for the part it was unbelievable. She begins an affair with John after his wife leaves and sues for divorce. But Linda's life is soon to be shaken up. And more about herself than she ever dreamed possible. Unfortunately, John is married, and to a woman just as Ivy League as himself.