Tammy In Rome Author:Cid Ricketts Sumner From the same author of Tammy Tell Me True, and Tammy Out Of Time comes a new novel about Tammy whose gay adventures have delighted millions of readers and moviegoers. — In a novel as fresh and appealing as Tammy Tyree herself, tat bewitching girl who has delighted millions of readers and moviegoers now takes on Rome and the Romans and managers t... more »o turn the Eternal City upside down. Called to Rome by a friend in desperate straits, Tammy leaves her shanty-boat on the Mississippi and wings her way to Italy. Once in Rome, Tammy finds that her friends has gone off pour le ski and that she faces life in a strange city without money, friends or the language.
An excitable taxi driver sets in motion a series of misunderstandings that land Tammy in the employ of a once-famous dress designer now turned tyrannical invalid. But in spite of the rrregular nature of her situation, Tammy's irristible combination of Biblical simplicity and down-to-earth wisdom quickly endears her not only to Madame, but to Madame's plump, pleasant grandson Tony, and to Tony's bearded, guitar-stumming friend Marco. Tammy explores Rome with her young men and beguiles them with her straightforward approach to the wonders of the city. And, being Tammy, she soon begins to take an active role in the lives of Madame, Tony and Marco. In fact, it is through her help that Tony realizes his greatest ambition. And it is because of Tammy that Madame is once more inspired to use her unusual talents. By artful direction of Tammy's backwoods charm, her fresh good looks, her sweet, clear voice singing old folk songs, Madome creates a spectacularly successful night-club act-one that turns Tammy into the toast of Rome.
Before she has a chance to take a deep breath, Tammy is deluged with temptations. A producer wants her to star in a film. Madame pleads with her to stay in Rome. And Marco proposes an arrangement similar to marriage. Tammy's very special way of handling sudden fame and love makes a gay and touching climax to this deftly plotted story of Tammy's visit to Rome. Here is a delightful movel the whole family will enjoy-one that finds Cid Ricketts Sumner, a winning story teller, at the top of her form.« less
As I said in the title, it is an old fashioned yet refreshing. It reads as something out of the 50's, yet the moral of the story applies today. I enjoyed reading this book, it reminded me of the Tammy movies, which are based on Mrs. Sumner's books. It is a light-hearted entertaining easy book to read and it is refreshing because it does have a moral to the story. Give it a chance you might like it!