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Book Review of "Forever Young: A Memoir" by Hayley Mills

Forever Young by Hayley Mills  <-- Get it at Amazon My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was a teen on the prairies of Canada at the time of the British Invasion (1960s). There were many little Anglophiles swarming about in those days-- trying out our British accents, reading British novels, swooning over the Fab4 and other groups, and watching British movies. Hayley Mills was a young British movie star and only a couple of years older than I. I enjoyed her movies-- especially "The Parent Trap". I enjoyed this Memoir. Very much. I learned there was quite a bit I didn't know about Miss Hayley Mills. 10 THINGS I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT HAYLEY MILLS   10.   Hayley was an English actress but her mother, born Mary Hayley Bell, grew up in a Missionary family in China, and was descended from New Englanders .  Her mother's family had lived in the United States for several generations. Hayley didn't discover this until she herself was an adult and had worked back and forth between

Granny Reads: A Review of Run Rose Run by Dolly Parton and James Patterson

Run Rose Run by Dolly Parton   My rating: 4 of 5 stars Dolly Parton partnered up with super bestseller writer James Patterson to write this fast-moving story of a young singer-songwriter's arrival and assent in Nashville's country music scene. AnnieLee Keyes is petite, gorgeous, naive, ambitious, and altogether a 'firecracker'. But she also comes with "secrets" and a bag full of demons from her past. The reader will find that the novel is primarily a mystery story with some pretty interesting 'action' as well.  ( Click here or on image left to to to book on Amazon.ca or click here to go to Amazon.com . Because it carries a strong theme of writing music for the country audience, there is also a lot of the "values" innate to that industry: cowboy heroes, no flagged LGBTQ+ characters, identifiable violent villains, some with shotguns, and a stark contrast between the super-rich and the very poor and all that says for the reader niche. There