Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Starlite Drive-In by Marjorie Reynolds...R&G!


Last week I finished reading a great new read by author Marjorie Reynolds, The Starlite Drive-In.  I was captured from the very first page!  Here is the scoop...

When human bones are discovered on the grounds of the old Starlite Drive-in, only Callie Anne Benton knows the identity of the victim who mysteriously disappeared thirty-six years ago.

It’s the sweltering summer of 1956 when a handsome drifter named Charlie Memphis arrives at the Starlite to help Callie Anne’s injured father run the theater. Both she and her mother, Teal, fall for Memphis’s rugged style and gentlemanly manners, but Callie Anne’s father—bitter in his role as caretaker for the rural drive-in and his agoraphobic wife—doesn’t like the drifter’s increasing interest in Teal.


A disastrous turn of events changes their lives forever, and it’s up to the grown-up Callie Anne to unlock the secret of the decades-old mystery.


Told through the voice of Callie Anne, a whip-smart tomboy reminiscent of Scout Finch, The Starlite Drive-in is a vivid snapshot of 1950s America. A compelling novel infused with hope, tragedy, and suspense, Callie Anne’s story will strike a chord with readers both young and old.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Callie Anne is a remarkable character and one I instantly felt a connection to.  The author paints the 1950's perfectly with her vivid descriptions and I literally felt I was there at the drive-in.  I love it when you feel like you can walk into a  book and this book makes that possible! This is a spectacular coming of age story with characters who will win you heart.  Grab some popcorn and get ready to head to the drive-in!  Pick up your copy today on Amazon...


I am so pleased to tell you that Harper Collins is giving one lucky RBM reader a copy of the Starlite Drive-In! Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter... a Rafflecopter giveaway

32 comments:

Connie said...

I don't see the Rafflecopter link so I can sign up to win.

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Karin said...

I've refreshed the page several times. I don't see it either.

momma8385 said...

I cannot find any rafflecopter for this giveaway. I would love to enter. :) Jeanne, jeannebates_t@yahoo.com

Gianna said...

I don't see it either.

xraygirl said...

I don't see the Rafflecopter form to enter, but zi would love to win this book. Sounds like a great read!
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Nancy said...

Although I repeatedly refreshed the page and waited, the Rafflecopter form never loaded. I hope you'll consider this as an entry, since I tried.

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Mom said...

Sorry everyone! I have fixed the Rafflecopter issue but will count your entries as well. Good luck :).

Carl said...

Heck no I don't remember the first one. I do remember seeing Woodstock at the Drive-in with my buddy Ken and about 4 cases of beer. That was fun.

aggcalifornia said...

My Husband and I go into the drive-in in San Luis Obispo, CA every week! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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ani hearts japan said...

I haven't ever been to one. We have one about 45 minutes away, but I just haven't ever gone.

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Kristie said...

I have been to the drive in before. I saw "Jurassic Park" there I think. I think it was a double feature with "The Flintstones" which is quite possibly the worst movie ever. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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Tamar said...

I have always wanted to go to a drive-in but never got the chance :(

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

I love a drive in and the first movie was Disney's Tom sawyer
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Jenna Wood said...

Our old Drive In is now a swap meet....but I recall seeing Honey I Shrunk The Kids!

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erma said...

I remember watching the howling when I was 7 at the drive-in.
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Nickolay said...

We go to the drive in quite a bit. I don't remember what my first movie was though

Anonymous said...

I have been to a drive in, but I don't remember the first movie I saw.
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Barbara said...

I went to our drive in movie theater many times, but don't remember the 1st movie I saw. But ours was also called the star light drive in.

Laurie said...

I went yrs ago when I was like 5 or 6
I dont think we have anymore drive ins

Nicole C. said...

I remember going to the drive-in, but I can't remember what movies I saw.

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Mikki said...

I only went to a drive-in once, but I saw Grease so it was perfect :)

A. said...

Yes, when I was a kid we went and saw Disney's The Fox and the Hound at the drive-in. I believe it is the only movie I have seen at a drive-in. We wore our pajamas and sat in the front seat of our 1973 Chevrolet Caprice to watch it.

Robin Blankenship said...

We used to go all the time. Weloved it

kirstensapphire said...

I've been through the drive in theatre as a child and I remember seeing the first Batman movie.

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Crib Couture said...

I can remember going to the drive in, but was too young to remember what movie we saw there.

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Clair said...

I don't remember what I saw but we used to go to the drive in as a family when I was younger!

Iliana Reyes said...

I have never been to a drive in. I would love to go to one though!

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helpful heather said...

i have been but its been a long time ago. don't remember the movie heather.loftus@aol.com