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Friday Fiction

Every Friday we feature a fiction title that showcases librarian/library themes, pulp fiction, old or odd titles. These aren’t necessarily awful!

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The Legitimate Rape of Andrea

Did You Hear Whgat Happened to Andrea?
Miklowitz
1979

Andrea is a “good” girl and she is hitchiking with a boyfriend. They get picked up by a stranger. He drops off the boyfriend and then Andrea is raped.  Andrea files a police report. Andrea takes a morning after pill, has trouble with her parents. Mom is worried that Andrea will be considered an “easy lay” if she talks about this. Mom also doesn’t want to hear the word “rape”. The police finally catch the guy and the last chapter is Andrea testifying. Finally, it’s all over.  It’s a pretty good story and I would have snapped this up in a hot minute as a teen. Now, it just seems dated and everything is just too neat and tidy by the end.

Mary

More teen fiction:

The Town on is Fire

Taffy Sinclair and the romance machine disaster

Summer Lovin

David and Della

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She traded love for a mink coat! Friday Fiction

 

Mink Coat
Norris
1949 (original publication date: 1946)

The war does mess with everyone. Poor Isabel! She traded ordinary guy Dennis for sophisticated playboy Avery. After all,  he could give her what she really wanted: a mink coat! Avery wasn’t so bad, but living the high life wasn’t exactly how she imagined.  Isabel starts to rethink her life. Dennis tells her he loves her. What is she going to do? I am sure we can all guess.

Mary

More Friday Fiction:

He Married a Doctor!

Miranda and the Warrior

River of Dreams

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Brittle Bondage – Friday Fiction

Brittle Bondage
Brett
1966

English girl, Venetia was left with no money and no security (read: husband/father) in South Africa. Her father died suddenly after getting a “chill”. Daddy’s good friend Blake was on the scene in no time to rescue poor Venetia. Naturally, marriage is the answer for a girl barely 18 and mourning her father. Daddy always wanted Venetia to marry a good guy like Blake, so why not?   For the first couple of chapters, Venetia was grateful and Blake was paternally condescending. Naturally, there are some “misunderstandings”.  I started to lose interest in this couple by the third chapter. The most interesting character is Blake’s sister who shuns marriage and is a nurse. Anyway, by the end, Venetia becomes a strong woman and really falls in love with Blake. Blake reciprocates and everyone ends up happy.

Nice title though. I was hoping for a “proto” 50 Shades of Gray thing. Too bad for me.

Mary

More Romance:

Duck Shack Agreement (yes, that is the title)

Swooning over Fabio

The Major and the Librarian

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