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A dazzling portrait of a young woman coming into her own, the youthful allure of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, and what we lose—and gain—when we leave home.
ONCE IN A LIFETIME, YOU CAN HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE
The small town of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is an unlikely location for a Playboy Resort, and nineteen-year old Sherri Taylor is an unlikely bunny. Growing up in neighboring East Troy, Sherri plays the organ at the local church and has never felt comfortable in her own skin. But when her parents die in quick succession, she leaves the only home she’s ever known for the chance to be part of a glamorous slice of history. In the winter of 1981, in a costume two sizes too small, her toes pinched by stilettos, Sherri joins the daughters of dairy farmers and factory workers for the defining experience of her life.
Living in the “bunny hutch”—Playboy’s version of a college dorm—Sherri gets her education in the joys of sisterhood, the thrill of financial independence, the magic of first love, and the heady effects of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. But as spring gives way to summer, Sherri finds herself caught in a romantic triangle—and the tragedy that ensues will haunt her for the next forty years.
From the Midwestern prairie to the California desert, from Wisconsin lakes to the Pacific Ocean, this is a story of what happens when small town life is sprinkled with stardust, and what we lose—and gain—when we leave home. With a heroine to root for and a narrative to get lost in, Christina Clancy’s Shoulder Season is a sexy, evocative tale, drenched in longing and desire, that captures a fleeting moment in American history with nostalgia and heart.
Sherri has spent her whole teenage years taking care of her sick mother. When her mother passes, Sherri is floundering. She has no direction or guidance. Her best friend talks her into going for a job interview at the Playboy Mansion. Sherri never dreamed she was “hot” enough. But, she lands the job and it changes her whole outlook on life!
I enjoyed so many things about this novel. My favorite was learning about all the strange rules and odd happenings at the Playboy Mansion. I would so love to see this made into a movie.
Then there is Sherri. She has had a hard life in her short 19 years. So, when she is offered the job at the Mansion, she is starstruck and out of her element. She has been sheltered her whole life. So, the new lifestyle has opened up her eyes to other aspects of life, some good, some bad.
Karissa Vacker is the narrator of this audiobook. She does and awesome job! She has wonderful voices. She really made the characters come alive!
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I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.