Never Love a Stranger Author:Harold Robbins This is the story of Frankie Kane who put a high wall around himself and hung a sign on it that said, "No Trespassing". — Maybe it was being brought up in a Catholic orphanage -- only to find out he was a Jew. Maybe he just grew up too fast. Or maybe it was the days Frankie grew up in -- the days of 1929 and after, days that... more » meant shoveling snow to eat or a seven-bucks-a-week job if you were lucky.
Whatever it was, no one ever really got behind that wall. Not even Ruth, who loved him -- or Julie, or Marianne, or Terry, who loved him too.
Frankie's story is the story of city streets, bread lines and the big time, of the price tag on ambition and success. It is also the story of what a man needs to give him roots in his society, a story that shows the world is willing to give you not what you tear from it but what you put into it.« less
This book is fascinating! My husband and I bought the book originally because we are fans of John Cleese in the British tv show Fawlty Towers. In one of the episodes, Mrs. Fawlty is reading this book. Obviously, it was essential that we purchased this book when we saw it!
The story line is riveting and the ending was somewhat of a surprise to me. The story was not at all as I expected, but it was really interesting and sometimes intense.
This book is about an orphan boy and all the events that happen to him as he grows up. It's sad, yet it's happy. It's a romance, yet it's not. It's about having nothing, yet also having everything. It's about choices and how they shape a man.