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Candy Kane (Candy Kane #1)

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Overlooked by her social climbing mother and older sister, teenage Candy Kane has a warm and affectionate personality and a beautiful singing voice that enables her to contribute to the war effort. There is also Barton, the boy next door, to keep her entertained, although he is interested in more glamorous girls than Candy.
Paperback, 184 pages
Published September 28th 2001 by Image Cascade Publishing (first published 1943)
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Apr 03, 2016 Brandi rated it it was amazing
If you like sappy, sweet, old fashioned WWII fiction, Janet Lambert is a great author to read. Candy Kane's father is a reservist who is called to duty during WWII, and she moves with him to the Army base before her mother and sister. Candy is very different from her very superficial mother and sister, and finally gets to explore life without them hovering over making her do things she doesn't want to do, and looking down on her because she does things they don't want her to do. The entire serie ...more
Mar 31, 2015 Linda rated it it was amazing
I loved, loved, loved this book! Every Lambert book I read seems to be more outstanding than the last. "Candy Kane" is the first of a mini series about a girl named Candace Kane and this mini series can be read without getting mixed up into the long Parish-Jordan series, although I'm betting that at some point Candy will meet up with those other families. This is a sweet vintage book about life on an Army base during World War II.

Candy is a plain little 14 year-old girl in pigtails whose beauti
Jul 18, 2008 Erin rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Good Janet Lambert (I had never heard of her books until I was an adult). I enjoy her focus on the war (WWII), since that had to be central to most people's lives during the period, but is seldom discussed in great detail in kidlit. I got the whole Candy Kane series, so I plan to read the next one now.
Sep 08, 2014 CLM rated it it was amazing
When her father patriotically signs up for active duty during World War II, teenage Candy, the overlooked younger sister, decides to accompany him to Fort Benning.

I like Candy but not her mean mother and sister, wimpy father or boring boyfriend...
Jul 13, 2007 Joanne rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 8-12
Shelves: youngadult
This is a book that I remember when I was younger that I loved because I felt like it gave me a taste of what life was like for my mom when her dad was in the Marines. It's sweet..
Oct 08, 2008 Dani rated it liked it
This vintage rhythm of the dialogue in this book appealed to me. It was also nice to read a book with no divorce, drugs, or adultery. I wish my library had the rest of the series.
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Janet Lambert, born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, was a popular girls' story author from 1941 through 1969 (and beyond to today). She wrote 54 books during that time about a number of different girls and their families. Her most popular series were about the Parrishes and the Jordons. These stories, and many of her other series, became entwined as the various characters met each other, married, and ...more
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