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Praise for Isn’t It Romantic? Also by Ron Hansen. 1. America was Natalie’s idea.

Praise for Isn’t It Romantic? Also by Ron Hansen. Shopping in New York? Mickey Mouse in Orlando? She shook her head and said she would like to tour America on an overland route from the East Coast to the West. Madame Dubray held her face carefully fixed as she asked, How? Natalie felt unfairly tested.

Isn't It Romantic? book. Once again, acclaimed novelist Ron Hansen demonstrates his masterful versatility as a writer, with Isn't It Romantic?, a screwball comedy in the tradition of filmmaker Preston Sturges.

Isn’t IT romantic? An Entertainment. Natalie Clairvaux is one of those French people who, thinking they like America, actually like all the wrong things (Jerry Lewis movies, for example). A librarian in the Americana section of the Bibliotheque Francaise, Natalie follows US football, adores Hollywood movies, and even thinks highly of Walt Disney.

When she booked an American cross country bus tour in Madame Dubray's travel agency in Paris, Natalie had no idea that she would get stranded in Seldom, Nebraska-population 395-with her estranged fiancé Pierre

When she booked an American cross country bus tour in Madame Dubray's travel agency in Paris, Natalie had no idea that she would get stranded in Seldom, Nebraska-population 395-with her estranged fiancé Pierre. Natalie is soon charmed by Dick Tupper, a simple and honest rancher. Pierre falls quickly for Iona, a no-nonsense, beautiful waitress in the local diner. Soon everyone is brewing plots to get what they want.

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Once again, acclaimed novelist Ron Hansen demonstrates his masterful versatility as a writer, with Isn't It Romantic .

Once again, acclaimed novelist Ron Hansen demonstrates his masterful versatility as a writer, with Isn't It Romantic?, a screwball comedy in the tradition of filmmaker Preston Sturges. In this charming entertainment, mistaken identities, botched schemes, and hilarious misunderstandings all play a part as Parisian sophistication collides with the affability and simple pleasures of the Great Plains. Touring America was Natalie's idea. But she had not planned on being accompanied on a cross-country bus by her playboy fiancé, Pierre

Isn't It Romantic? : An Entertainment. But she had not planned on being accompanied on a cross-country bus by her playboy fiance, Pierre

Isn't It Romantic? : An Entertainment. But she had not planned on being accompanied on a cross-country bus by her playboy fiance, Pierre. Nor had they anticipated being stranded in Seldom, Nebraska, population 395.

26 Pierre looked at the clock. The hour, it is correct? he asked. Dick nodded and got up. I’ll sure hate missing the end of this symposium, but I gotta be goin’. d photographer, Biggy, toddled up to him, grinning, four golfballs in his mouth. Wild applause from the others as Carlo yelled, Four! He got four in there! I thought we had him with three!. As the priest used a butter knife to pry the golf balls out, the trucker from Sidney collected gambling debts. Owen said, I can top that; I can top that, gentlemen.

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Touring America was Natalie's idea. But she had not planned on being accompanied on a cross-country bus by her playboy fiancé, Pierre. Nor had they anticipated being stranded in Seldom, Nebraska, population 395.

But that is exactly what happens to this French couple, and they quickly find themselves being taken in by the obliging citizens of Seldom: Natalie by Mrs. Christiansen, a retired high school teacher who runs a rooming house for women, and Pierre by Owen, a gas station owner and ambitious winemaker in an unlikely part of the world.

And here, also, the separated couple becomes enchanted by the locals. Natalie is soon being wooed by Dick Tupper, a handsome and honest rancher. Pierre falls quickly for Iona, a beautiful, no-nonsense waitress at the local diner.

In this charming entertainment, mistaken identities, botched schemes, and hilarious misunderstandings abound as Parisian sophistication collides with the affability and simple pleasures of the Great Plains.

Maximilianishe
I was really excited to read this little novella. It's rare, but every once in a while, I really crave a good, entertaining romance story, and I particularly prefer the well-written ones that are almost literary. Anyway, a romance novel written by Ron Hansen seemed like it would his the spot. I've read Hansen's Mariette in Ecstasy, and I knew he could write, and I thought that his effort at writing would be an overwhelming success.

I was mostly right. I read the novel for what it was, an entertainment, and I enjoyed it, for the most part. The plot follows two Parisians, Natalie and Pierre, who are engaged but who are considering calling off their marriage. Natalie impulsively takes off on a trip to America, sort of hoping to get away from her fiancé for a while. Of course, Pierre tracks her down in the tiny Redding, Nebraska, and confronts her about their future. And that's the big question of the novel. What's going to happen to this feuding couple? Are they going to marry? Are they going to hook up with someone else? Are they going to go off in their own ways? Of course, the small-town people they're stuck with are weird (as are most small-town people--I live in a small town), and they're going to have some say on the whole matter. It's a good plot. This mixed bag of characters and the awkward situation makes for some really pleasant reading and for some really funny moments.

My primary critique of the novel is that, for me, it never went beyond pleasant. The whole novel struck me as being just too "movieish" (and Hansen modeled this after the screwball comedy of the `30s). By that, I mean several things. First of all, there was just a feel at times that you were reading a pretty good screenplay but a fairly blah novel. There were several times where scenes fell flat because Hansen was trying to describe a scene that would have worked visually but not in words (such as one of those scenes where several characters are trying to find the correct room in hall and they keep opening the wrong door). Also, like with a movie, I felt like a passive audience through most of this. It's kind of difficult to describe this, but there was a certain barrier between me and the events of the novel that didn't allow me to really engage with the story. I enjoyed it pretty well, but I didn't just love it.

Overall, Isn't It Romantic was a solid summer read and would make a fine movie. It wasn't perfect, but it was pleasant and pretty satisfying. I can see a lot of people really enjoying this.
Ironfire
Mr. Hansen usually gives us books with a bit more texture to the story, but I cannot complain about that since this book is utterly charming. It is a sweet, romantic story about a young French pair who, while working out their relationship, and on a bus tour of the US (the kind that takes you to see the home of the Maytag washer), end up in a lovely little town of nice, tho eccentric Americans. Sound hokey? It doesn't matter. This book will bring a huge smile to your face and make you want to sing.
The Rollers of Vildar
It's right there in the title for Pete's sake! This book is a departure from Ron Hansen's usually more literary works, in much the same way Grisham and Balducci left their genres to write literary books and Christmas themed books. I read Isn't it Romantic on an airplane trip and couldn't wait to turn it over to my husband so we could talk about it. I cracked up throughout the whole thing, especially when Owen says to Pierre that "This chicken tastes just like frog". I want this book produced as a movie because it has all the potential for hilarity if cast well.
This book is not a grade B work by Hansen, it's a unique little delight, something we can all appreciate from time to time.
Stoneshaper
Isn't It Romantic? would make a terrific romantic movie. It's a fun, quick read, full of twists and a bit of slapstick. It's a thrill to find such a wonderful writer, who usually writes more serious stuff, turning his hand to this finely crafted little novella. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes a little romance, a lot of laughs, and a satisfying wrapup of all the loose ends.
Kekinos
A lighthearted look at romance in a very small town under unique circumstances
Micelhorav
The first thing you need to realize, is that the book isn't a novel, at all. It's a screenplay. Probably written for a (slightly) younger Juliette Binoche.
Once you accept that, you can cast it at will and have a marvelous time...at least 'til the real movie comes out and destroys your illusions.
Monam
Ron Hansen writes such a sweet and romantic story! It has a humorous side that made me laugh out loud. Loved it!
There is a very large sticker on the cover of this book. That was not mentioned on its description. It it had been mentioned, I would not have bought it. A book with a sticker on the cover belongs in the trash.
Isn't It Romantic?: An Entertainment ebook
Author:
Ron Hansen
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Harper Perennial (January 6, 2004)
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208 pages
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