CINDERELLA'S SWEET-TALKING MARINE
In Cinderella's Sweet-Talking Marine (4), Cathie Linz puts a Barbie doll into marine Ben Kozlowski's hands in a very public setting. It's a testament to her considerable skills that Linz is able to nail characters in just a few words, or, sometimes, with a well-chosen image. From the funny Barbie bit, we understand that Ben's a softie under his military demeanor. Single mom Ellie is struggling but proud. She doesn't want Ben doing her any favors, but he's determined to honor a deathbed promise to her marine brother. One by one, Linz carefully eliminates the barriers to their love.