A CAPITAL HOLIDAY
Zebra, Oct 2001, 6.99, 320 pp.
After two years as the First Daughter, Jocelyn Wakefield cannot stand being the paragon of behavior that she must be while her father occupies the White House. Needing some breathing room, Jocelyn decides to escape the net of the Secret Service and the even worse trappings of the media circus that reports her every movement down to a sneeze. She plans to spend a day in town as just another Jane Doe American.
With the help of her grandmother, non-Jocelyn escapes her White House prison only to crash into political columnist Grady Tucker, who could easily destroy more than just her day off with a few strokes of his word processor. However, he finds Jocelyn more charming in person than as her father's hostess. Without her retinue of protectors and media maniacs, Grady and Jocelyn find they are attracted to one another. However, talk about the wrong side of the tracks. Can a nationally syndicated political reporter and the daughter of the President find the time, privacy, and trust to allow love to soar like a bird in the sky?
CAPITAL HOLIDAY is an Americanizing modern update of the classic “Roman Holiday” as Janet Dailey entertains the audience with her DC Holiday fluffy but fun story line. Fans of romantic romps will relish this tale because the lead couple seems like genuine individuals. However, with the horrific terrorists' incidents the First Daughter's actions now seem dangerous. Being from the Bronx, having been to the Twins, and having a beloved cousin Marion residing within a few blocks while not knowing how she is doing, I know the fears and anguish. My prayers go out to everyone.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner