One Passion by Teresa Matvejs

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Grab a ringside seat and swing into the age-old tradition of a traveling circus! Follow the tale of aerialist and animal trainer Rose Vitkovskis and her colorful cohorts as they laugh, cry and entertain their way through small towns in the Australian outback.

Rose has one passion: the circus. She enjoys living communally with her extended family of clowns, acrobats and trained animals such as Spam the Monkey, Hoover the Pig and Bullets the Parrot. A mother of five and caretaker of a senile husband, Rose dreads the idea of living in the outside world, even when the big top begins to crumble around her.

Seeking to escape from her struggles with a merciless boss, Rose enters a fantasy world, pining for her secret love and writing about her adventures and her friends’ antics from wherever her caravan is parked for the night.

A big storm brings about change that Rose will have to muster the courage to endure. Can Rose survive without the circus? Can the circus survive without her?

About Teresa Matvejs

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
Published March 9, 2012 by Dorrance Publishing Co. Inc.. 318 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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Leaving aside bodily waste, it’s also disturbing to see Rose enjoying her sexual exploitation as she responds to her boss’ “ultimate dominance.” The disgusting elements make it more than a little difficult to buy high-flown statements about wonder and magic and how the real world is a nothing but...

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Rose Vitkovskis is a lifelong circus performer and mother of five children.

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ForeWord Reviews

Though the circus is everything Rose Vitkovskis knows and loves, it has also become a source of tremendous pain and personal restriction.

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