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After decades as an army wife, Kristine Kelly isn't sure how to handle the transition back to civilian life after her husband Logan disappears with their savings. Unable to handle the finances and shocked by the anger her children have towards their absent father, Kristine turns to alcohol for comfort, an act that only pushes her children further away. But with the help of friend Aaron Dunwoodie, Kristine sobers up, reunites with her grown children, and enjoys a burgeoning romance with Aaron. Just as her life is back in order, Logan reappears, claiming that he is dying and desperate for attention. When Kristine delays her marriage to Aaron in order to play nursemaid to Logan, it looks as if she may once again submit herself to Logan's will. Celebration is a moving portrayal of a woman's struggle to find courage and independence after abandonment by her husband, and is a thoroughly engaging read. --Nancy R.E. O'Brien --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Abandoned by her husband of 20 years and alienated from her children, Kristine struggles to survive, regain her family, and find her own identity. She succeeds, even finding a new love, but almost loses all when her first husband suddenly reappears. Unfortunately, it is difficult to have much sympathy for her, since she is immediately willing to trust her business and money to the man who had already lied to her and stolen millions of dollars. A prolific author of romance and family sagas, Michaels (Vegas Heat, LJ 3/15/97) fails to develop her characters or give them plausible motivations for many of their actions. Her trite plotting attempts too many story lines at once, relying on often unbelievable coincidences to tie things together. Devoted fans can wait for the paperback edition.?Barbara E. Kemp, SUNY at Albany Libs.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I am in the process of reading this book and I am having a hard time to put it down.Published 6 months ago by linny
Fern Michaels is a pseudonym for Mary Kuczkir and Roberta Anderson. If you notice, a lot of the reviews on Amazon are by Mary Kuczkir. Read morePublished on Sept. 25 2003
This book was amazing. The plots kept coming and I couldn't put it down. It was a little bit long, and repetive, but her overall style is personally appealling to me. Read morePublished on June 22 2001 by Ann
This was one of the worst romance novels I've ever read. I expect to have to suspend my disbelief somewhat, but this book was ridiculous. Read morePublished on March 31 2001 by "dimity8"
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was so glad to see that even though Logan was a West Point graduate, and thought he was so smart, he was not smart enough to outwit 3 women who... Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2001 by "rmbarbou"
This book reads as though it is a working draft not a finished novel. The author should treat her fans with more respect. Read morePublished on Sept. 9 2000
This is one of the worst books I have read in a very long time! The plot is so obvious and slow.. When I was in the middle of the book I said to myself.. Read morePublished on June 26 2000 by ileana
This is a "can't put it down" book. An incredible story and leaves you feeling like you have just read a masterpiece. Where does the author come up with her stories? Read morePublished on May 3 2000 by Collector
I have always been a fan of Ferm Michaels but I found this book to be exceptional....I laughed and I cried it kepy my interests and I loved the way she was able to intertwine all... Read morePublished on April 28 2000