Sweet Revenge Mass Market Paperback – Dec 1 1988
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"Move over, Sidney Sheldon: the world has a new master of romantic suspense, and her name is Nora Roberts."
"Her stories have fueled the dreams of twenty-five million readers."
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Phoebe Spring, a western woman, lives in Jaquir (a Muslim world), supposedly living in a wonderland with her so called loving husband. But underneath all that *love* is a husband that treats her cruelly. (He beats and rapes her) Her husband Abdu didn't always treat her this way, he used to love her but all that changed when she gave birth to a daughter, Adrianne. After Adrianne, Phoebe could no longer have anymore children and because of that Abdu despised her and treated her very badly.
Phoebe could have left him but she didn't because she wouldn't be able to take Adrianne with her and she loved Adrianne too much to leave her. So Phoebe stuck by and turned to alcohol and drugs to pass her days. Then one day when Abdu told her that he plans to send Adrianne away and then Phoebe knew she had to get away. With the help of her friend, Celeste, Phoebe was able to runaway with her daughter to New York. In New York she was able to get a divorce but her life still went down hill. Before Phoebe met Abdu, she was an actress and a very good one. In New York, she contacted her agent to try to get some acting parts. But instead Phoebe got played because during her time in Jaquir she was left totally battered and now she's too weak to make the right choices. She totally depended on drugs and alcohol and in the end she died because of her depression and inner demons.
Adrianne on the other hand was opposite of her mother.Read more ›
The story began with the marriage between Jaquir's King, Abdu, and a famous American actress, Phoebe. But the love between these two was not longlasting. Abdu treated Phoebe with so much cruelty that their only daughter, Princess Adrianne, suffered from nightmares even when she was in her twenties. For both she and her daughter's own good, Phoebe decided to bring Adrianne and try to escape from Abdu's clutches.
With the help of Phoebe's best friend, they escaped to America. Adrianne was only eight then but she never forgot the cruelty her father shown to her and her mother. She grew up with revenge in her mind, that is, to steal his most precious jewel, the Sun and the Moon. This piece was given to her mother with love from her father. But out of hatred, her father took it back.
Most characters in this book this book are very likeable. Adrianne was a very determined young lady but I don't understand how she could polish up her stealing skills with no guidance at all and these skills of hers were really superb. Philip was not like any other hero. He was a romantic, supported Adrianne when she was down and he was not stubborn. What was most attractive about Philip was: He loved his mother! Phoebe was a very sad character, maybe because of her fate. But her great love for Adrianne and the determination to protect her were really admirable. For Abdu, I have only one word to describe him: HATEFUL. There are many other loveable characters such as Celeste, Phoebe's best friend; Adrianne's grandmother; Adrianne's brother...
I think that this book came alive from the part when Philip and Adrianne met. I'm sure those of you who want to read this book will like it, but you have to bear with a few boring parts.
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One of my Nora Roberts favourite - I read it not once but twice and I will read it again.
Fantastic story !
This book is great! I had not heard of Nora Roberts but had seen her books and I being a avided Romance reader pick this up. i couldn't but it down! Read morePublished on Feb. 17 2004 by Renee W. Koppelman
This book started out fast and then died. I kept wanting to skip to the end to see how it turned out, but eventually I gave up and it's been sitting on my bookshelf ever since. Read morePublished on Dec 6 2003 by cookie
one of the best nora roberts books i've read. The story has intruigue, is exotic, and the main character fueled by revenge...it all adds up to a great read.Published on Nov. 3 2003 by Nicole
A lot of reviewers have said they dont understand where Adrianna got her skills from... well it says that early on she was a math wiz and learned calculus before she dropped out of... Read morePublished on April 17 2003 by N. Withers
It was a very satisfying, very good read. The only other Nora Roberts book I've read was Genuine Lies that I thought was only so-so. Read morePublished on Sept. 8 2002
This is the first I've read from Nora Roberts. It's a great read and very entertaining. Princess Adrianne is tough despite her description. Phillip, you could just fantasize. Read morePublished on July 28 2002
Hello? Who hasn't wanted to be a jewel thief at some point in his or her life? One who would never get caught, of course. Read morePublished on March 29 2002 by Melissa
This story promises all the intrigue, excitement and romance everyone has come to expect from Nora Roberts. Personally, I think that she is one of the greatest writers around. Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2002 by Jenelle Prince