On Sale: August 1, 1978
Featuring: Lauri Beaudine
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Romance | Romance Suspense
Lauri Beaudine is the daughter of Jules Beaudine, a famous
Shakespearean actor of the 90's. Her mother died when she
was small, and she has been raised by her mother's sister,
Aunt Judith, an extremely strict person who hates everything
to do with the theater. She is especially opposed to Lauri's
ambition to become a famous actress. At the opening of the
story Lauri is ready to rebel.
In the mid 1890's, Jules Beaudine's company is playing in
New York, and Lauri goes backstage to see him and persuade
him to take her away from her aunt. He is planning a trip to
the city of his birth, New Orleans, decides to take Lauri
along, and they arrive some weeks before Carnival time.
In the gracious home of the Drummonds, Lauri meets Cole
Drummond, a young man who is apparently having some
mysterious disagreement with his father. She also makes
friends with her Creole grandmother, and visits her home in
the old French Quarter, the Vieux Carre, and in doing so
finds her "roots" and a sense of family. A warm friendship
develops between Lauri and Grand-mere 'Toinette and a deep
love between Laure and Cole.
This is the story of a girl who, after discovering that she
was after the wrong goal, eventually finds what she is
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