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"You just have to read Crazy for Cornelia."

- Rita Mae Brown, author of Rubyfruit Jungle

"If you were to mix Arthur, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, and Runaway Bride into a book, it would be Chris Gilson's winning debut novel . . . hilarious and provocative."

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The New York Post

"Crazy for Cornelia is a romantic, witty, fast-paced romp with a serious side: embedded in the plot's cliffhangers and reversals of fortune are deft, seemingly off-the-cuff observations about class, family, art, and sanity. Chris Gilson has created a hero, heroine and villain worth their salt in a lovely, funny fairy tale with a light but always wise and compassionate heart."

- Kate Christensen, author of In the Drink

"Love conquers all, though it can't hurt to have the grit of a superhero."

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Boston Globe

"Charming and geniuinely compelling . . . an updated Cinderella story with a gender switch."

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Kirkus Reviews

"Love works, magic happens, and Chris Gilson is as good as Houdini with his rocket socks on. Jump on board."

- Les Standiford, author of Black Mountain

"Great fun . . . wayward and winsome . . . a truly good read."

- Fay Weldon, author of Big Girls Don't Cry and Life and Loves of a She-Devil

"Dreams do come true in Gilson's charming and delightful romance, an upscale fariy tale told with lovingly depicted quirky characters and a wonderfully inventive story line."

- Booklist

"The characters are wonderful, the plot fast-paced and compelling, and the New York social landscape Chris Gilson depicts is as vast and colorful as it is true to life. Chris Gilson is a fresh voice in commercial fiction and he will find vast readership."

- Laura van Wormer, author of Expose and Just For The Summer

"Chris Gilson is the newest player on the hot-author scene, and his Crazy for Cornelia the hippest, smartest romantic comedy-of-manners since The Graduate."

- Mike Walker, National Enquirer columnist and author of Malicious Intent

"Chris Gilson's heartfelt Cinderella story moves at a breakneck pace to its triumphant, soaring, completely satisfying ending. Here lies the proof that love really does conquer all."

- Mameve Medwed, author of Mail and Host Family

"An AAR Favorite Funny. Inventive, fun and humorous." (Blythe) "It's got potential to be a classic" (Maria)

- All About Romance

"This screwball comedy of a fairy tale snugly fits our turn-of-the-century world."

- Diane Leslie, author of Fleur De Leigh's Life of Crime

The second half is more accomplished stylistically, and the characters emerge as sweetly likable.

- Publishers Weekly

"Chris Gilson shows a tremendous talent to turn a romantic fairy tale into an intelligent, offbeat, extremely humorous romp that will send readers looking for more tales by the author."

- Midwest Book Review

There is no way in a brief review to describe the richness of this book. Crazy for Cornelia is a fast-paced, entertaining, contemporary love story with a dynamite, cliff-hanger of an ending. It has loads of humor, great, larger than life characters, a neat portrait of New York, and lots of action."

- The Romance Reader

"This book is delightful. I rooted for Kevin and Corny the whole ride. It's like a Generation X Lucy and Ricky…Not to worry; I won't give away the zany finale. Do yourself a favor, gentle reader. Suspend the day-to-day tedium…Read "Crazy for Cornelia."


- The Roanoke Times

"A delightful urban fairy tale that casts a gloriously goofy spell over the reader."

- Tony Hendra, Esquire contributor and author of The '90s: A Look Back

"For two straight days, I abandoned work and family for the guilty pleasure of losing myself within those pages. Bravo - a book that is delicious, well done entertainment.

- Pamela Beck, author of Rich Men, Single Women

"Crazy for Cornelia is a brilliantly-crafted romantic comedy - buckle up for a riveting roller-coaster ride."

- Dr. Neil Shulman, author of Doc Hollywood

"A contemporary romance reminiscent of 'Sabrina,' written with all the humanity, joy, and pain of falling in love. . . . potent enough to evoke a sense of tenderness, inspiration and humor. It's moving and fast paced and will keep readers cheering for the underdog."

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Victoria Gotti, author of The Senator's Daughter


"Crazy for Cornelia traverses a zig-zag, top speed journey from the Tesla Museum to the madhouse and everywhere in between. On the way, Chris Gilson shows off his wild imagination and a wicked sense of humor."

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Pagan Kennedy, author of The Exes

"Coffeerooms.com Featured Selection: Quirky...slightly off center...gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling."

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Coffeerooms.com

"Don't wait for the movie...A well written sure to leave readers giddy."

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Charlotte Austin Review

"Entertaining, jocular, and will send readers looking for more tales by the author."

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Book Browser

"Perfect for leisure time reading...Cinderella is a doorman on New York's Upper East Side and the handsome prince is a rich, beautiful debutante."

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Associated Press



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