Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2003
CS ISBN 1590863836 $24.95 Four cassettes
Laural Merlington depicts city-bred twins Amanda and Marion with style and wit in this story of loss and first love. The twins are sent to live with Aunt Kathleen in 1870s' Texas after the sudden death of their father. Merlington portrays Amanda as beautiful, but spoiled and petulant. Her identical twin, Marion, is calm and compassionate. Desperate not to compete with Amanda, who hates her, Marion disguises her looks with horn-rimmed glasses and dowdy dresses. Merlington's Texas drawl, depicting cowboy Chad Kincaid, is outstanding. This love story will amuse and entertain as the listener is carried back to a simpler era. G.D.W.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 04]