BRAND NEW RELEASE – updated for 2013! Official release date: June 29, 2013. They will ship after that date.
(Laurrie Garner aka K.T. Ernshaw was a longtime intimate friend of Nelson Eddy’s and although her books are fiction, we learn much of his character in them.)
To Love Again: A Fairy Tale for Adults of the Twenty First Century
by K. T. Ernshaw
From the back cover: It is a story of two lives reclaimed through no choice of their own, but forced to live and work in a world not of their making, but of ours as it may well be if we do not change what we are doing to it in this century. It is basically the story of Catherine and her long lost love and their second chance.
“According to the author, who spoke at a MacDonald-Eddy luncheon, the main character in this book is really the movie star Nelson Eddy. And it is obvious from the very beginning that this is so. Her main character has no name, just like the “I” in Du Maurier’s “Rebecca.” It’s an interesting plot if you like futuristic novels, and this one isn’t set too far in the future, but let’s face it, Nelson Eddy fans will want to read it for the love story. You have to keep in mind that this author had an extensive intimate relationship with Nelson Eddy, off-and-on over a period of 20 years. She has preferred to play this down and writes under a literary name, but she did show up in person and was agreeable to answering questions about Nelson, except for the most personal. She said she wrote the book for two reasons, to give some biographical and true understanding of the Nelson she knew and to combine that with a novel idea that she wanted to tell. It’s a long book but but thoughtful and well worth reading on many levels. On a related subject, when asked about Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald, as in “did they or didn’t they?” she answered that they in fact “did,” that Nelson himself told her and she learned from him some of the details over the years. In fact, she only ever saw him when he had a falling out with Jeanette or was angry with his wife. This author knew the man at his most vulnerable and her book gives us a glimpse of what it was like to be close to this sensitive, artistic man. I highly recommend it!”
“Though this is basically a love story, it ranges over a number of subjects, many of which are controversal. Whether one agrees with the authors assumption of what our earth’s future may be like or not, it can make you stop and think. She is at least not afraid to tackle the one cause of our earthly woes which politicians and most writers shy away from.”
“The author of this novel has two main interests, and has managed to combine them into a story which will interest all those who share her loves and fears. The unnamed hero of her novel is recognisable to all those who have succumbed to the beauty of the voice of the early twentieth century baritone, Nelson Eddy. This is not a biography of Nelson by someone who never met him, but an affectionate picture of a man known and loved by the author, in real life. The second interest of the author is in the environmental damage we are doing to our planet, and her story takes place in the future, when many of our worst fears have taken place, and the world is in the process of recovery. The two interests are cleverly linked, and offer a ray of hope that mankind may be able to redeem himself, and put right many of his mistakes. But above all, this IS a love story to warm the readers’s heart.”