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Dear Emily [Audio Cassette]

Fern Michaels , Melissa Hughes
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Book Description

July 2000
New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels offers the compelling story of Emily, who at 40 has nothing to show for 20 years of marriage except a letter from her husband that begins "Dear Emily". Now, Emily needs to reclaim her life--slimming down, starting a business, and falling in love.
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From Publishers Weekly

Michaels (Serendipity) comes back to romance with a knockout story about a woman whom many readers will immediately recognize. Emily Thorn married her college sweetheart and temporarily shelved her education and career to support her husband's. Patiently, she waits for her turn, but her husband, Ian, always needs Emily's support for some bigger, better goal. Years later, Ian leaves and a 40-plus Emily realizes she has been used as a doormat. She's frightened, angry and so physically out of shape that her prospects for any future romance are dim indeed. And she's convinced it's all her own fault. Michaels gives Emily all the likely emotional baggage but also the determination to take charge of herself and her life. Emily sells off some of her assets, hires Ben, a 40-plus personal fitness trainer, and rents the rooms in her house to seven single, working women. Her plan is to open a string of women's physical fitness centers-where mature women won't be intimidated by Spandex-encased perfection. Ben proves to be a hunk with a brain and is instrumental in making the plan work and in showing her that she is still a very desirable woman. Michaels shines at molding strength, weakness, guilt and pride into one sharply believable character-a woman who will appeal to first-time readers and devoted fans.
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About the Author

Fern Michaels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Fool Me Once, Sweet Revenge, The Nosy Neighbor, Pretty Woman, and dozens of other novels and novellas. There are over seventy million copies of her books in print. Fern Michaels has built and funded several large day-care centers in her hometown, and is a passionate animal lover who has outfitted police dogs across the country with special bulletproof vests. She shares her home in South Carolina with her four dogs and a resident ghost named Mary Margaret.
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2.0 out of 5 stars unbelievable, really.. May 16 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This was the first book I have ever read from Ms. Michaels. Unfortunately If I don't love book at first read, than I never read another from same author. I'm not proud of this but that's the way I am. I don't know how this was given five stars from even one reader. I realize not everyone's taste is the same but.. There was a certain section in the book that completely turned me off.. A scene at the airport where Emily was going to go away for a couple of months... She hugged her friends, cried, walked a few steps, came back and hugged them again telling them how much she loved them. She acted as if she was never coming back. Get real! I also think she gave herself too much importance as if everyone was supposed to be in awe of her owning fitness centers. "I'm Emily, of Emily's Fitness Centers..." So what. Then she talks to the ghost of her dead husband. Too wierd for me. I'll stick to Sandra Brown, my favorite.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dynamic Emily! April 1 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I have been a fan of Fern Michaels from WAY back, when she was doing romance novels. This book was fantastic! Emily might have felt bad for what happened to her rotten husband, but I didn't! I felt that he got exactly what he deserved. This book showed how easily it can be for a woman to lose herself in her husbands world and lose sight of herself. When they walk away, you are left with "what do I do now" and "who am I" kind of thing. This book showed how one woman put herself and her life back together again, one step at a time. Once you meet Emily, you won't soon forget her!
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite Fern Michaels book thus far! Sept. 18 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I am a HUGE Fern Michaels fan, but I must say that Dear Emily is my favorite of Fern's books. This book gives so much hope, and is such a wonderful story. If you have ever battled with your weight, love life, or self esteem, this book is for you. It changed my life. THANK YOU FERN!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely wonderful book. Jan. 28 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Dear Emily by Fern Michaels is really wonderful. You will love Emily immediately and feel her pain but love her as she grows. A highly recommended read.
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Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars  36 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite Fern Michaels book thus far! Sept. 18 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I am a HUGE Fern Michaels fan, but I must say that Dear Emily is my favorite of Fern's books. This book gives so much hope, and is such a wonderful story. If you have ever battled with your weight, love life, or self esteem, this book is for you. It changed my life. THANK YOU FERN!
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Lovely Book for Any Woman with Low Self Esteem. Jan. 3 2006
By Lovely to See You - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This was my first Fern Michaels book and, if they're this good, it won't be my last. A great novel about a woman who lets a man become so much the center of her universe that it takes his leaving her for her to really understand the insanity of her blindness. I know this story too well from personal experience, and if you have let a jerk run you into the ground and then desert you because you're not worshipping his highness like you used to, you will love Emily Thorn and how she takes control of her life.

I will agree with the lowest rating reviewer here that she becomes too self-important for a while and acts like a whiny baby, but that was why she went to the retreat. This story is good because it's all about a woman who stops seeing herself as nothing but a victim and, though she is never perfect, isn't afraid to turn it all around for very long. I like that, and I think you will too, even if some of the story gets too unbelievable with the female bonding. Eight women are NEVER that close, much less three, so I found that a bit hard to swallow. Other than that, this is an uplifting and entertaining story of romance and self-discovery. Flaws aside, I think it is very well-written and inspiring.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dear Emily Review March 21 2014
By Lisa - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I love all of Fern Michaels books, this one hit home for me. I would recommend it. Read it you will love it
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1.0 out of 5 stars Frustraing Book to Read July 25 2013
By RH Texas Gal - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have read a number of Fern Michaels books and many are somewhat convoluted. However, those convoluted books were somewhat enjoyable. This particular one was not. It was slow, plodding and I just wanted to reach through my Kindle and b!t*h slap Emily, the main character. And on top of that, there were numerous misspellings, the most prominent was the word goodbye ... only it was spelled "good-by" every single time I saw the word. I wish I could get my money back on this Kindle download.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 9 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I loved it.
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