Books by Sally Mandel

B-
Heart and Soul

I've wavered several times on what grade to give this book. It's a quick and easy read with a likable heroine but the content is depressing and I'm not sure there's enough substance to make it worth its hardcover price. Bess Stallone (no relation to Sylvester) is our narrator and heroine. She is ...

C+
Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue is a book that so badly wants to be liked that it forgoes risks in order to do so. Pity. This is the kind of novel that could have opened up vistas of the human mind. As is, it's simply a love story, and a nice one at that. But it pales in stark comparison to what it might have been. ...