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Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend
Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend
Author: Robert James Waller
The author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Bridges of Madison County once again brings characters and situations with his special blend of lyricism and magic. This is a bittersweet story about two good people who discover that true love, when it comes, is rarely fair, or right -- or without pain.
ISBN-13: 9780446516532
ISBN-10: 0446516538
Publication Date: 11/4/1993
Pages: 200
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3.2 stars, based on 171 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Quick reading love story. Unusual twist at the end. Enjoyed it.
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Robert Waller's books make me feel good. His story telling is real and sentimental...a very good read.
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I gave up after only 47 pages, after losing interest in anything the main character had to think or say. "Michael", the main character, comes across as a self-centered, self-important, condescending, snobbish intellectual who must endure all the ordinary people who surround him. Blech!
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Written by the author of Bridges of Madison County. Enjoyable read.
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A nice love story just alittle drawn out...Bridges of Madison County was definately 100% better than this one, but it was an OK read
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Michael Tillman wasn't a foolish young man, rushing off in pursuit of intangible dreams. He was a down-to-earth, middle-aged, maverick economics professor who still rode a motorcycle that he'd had since he was a teenager. He also never believed in love at first sight, or at least he hadn't until he laid eyes on her...the woman of his dreams.

Her name was Jellie Braden and she was the wife of one of Michael's colleagues, someone who he met at a university in Cedar Bend, Iowa. It was actually mutual attraction at first sight between Michael and the introspective, dark-haired wife of his new colleague. It called forth feelings that just wouldn't disappear.

From the very first instant he saw her, Michael had wanted Jellie with every fiber of his being. Something deep inside had whispered, "That's the one." And Jellie Braden, in her fortieth year, had heard that voice, too.

Their feelings force these two people to come to terms with their lives in ways they hadn't imagined, and it led them both into the magical places only lovers know. But it also brought with it the pain of choices and loss. Jellie wasn't a free woman. She had secrets of her own to keep, and then one day Jellie mysteriously vanishes without an explanation.

So, a year after they met, Michael finds himself heading into the strange, exotic world of south India looking for her. He is a mature man, certain of what he wants; and he's determined to travel the world searching for Jellie to discover the secrets she was hiding and learn what he has to do to make her his...

Although this was Robert James Waller's second novel after the New York Times bestseller The Bridges of Madison County, it is the first book that I've read by this particular author. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The story was absolutely delightful in my opinion; the characters were incredibly well-developed and the story was poignant and heartwarming. I found myself really rooting for these characters, hoping that everything would work out well for them. I give this book an A+! and will certainly be looking for more from this author in the future.
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If your looking for a quick summer read...this is it!!!
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This is a wonderful and different kind of romance story. The characters are so vivid, and their connections is so obvious even from the beginning. I had a hard time putting it down. Wonderful read. Not your typical love story but great none the less. I found the inclusion of India culture to be an interesting addition. I am looking forward to reading more by Mr. Waller.


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