- Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Zebra; Reprint edition (Dec 24 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0821779583
- ISBN-13: 978-0821779583
- Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 2.5 x 17 cm
- Shipping Weight: 227 g
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #732,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
FERN MICHAELS is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Sisterhood, Men of the Sisterhood, and Godmothers series, as well as dozens of other novels and novellas. There are over seventy-five 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. Visit her website at www.fernmichaels.com.
Top Customer Reviews
The main character in this book is not overly bright. The letters that were 'returned to sender' were obviously not opened and it is revealed that they were marked by the postal service that the address of the person they were intended for was unknown. This would have been a clue for most people. This knowledge might have made all the differnce in the outcome of the person's life. The book gets more unbelievable and the main character has no moral character and did a repeat of her former life and pops into bed once again. The acceptance of one another after all is revealed is not at all realistic.
Not a recommended read.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com
Nearly every character in this book is self-centered, morally bankrupt, and unlikeable. And most remain unlikeable throughout. The main character, who you are presumably supposed to be rooting for is a character who suddenly abandons years of being a responsible, caring person for petty revenge that doesn't even make sense. Except that her revenge isn't petty at all and involves awful things that in real life would bring hefty prison sentences, though we're assured in the book that even if she gets caught, she'd do a couple years of jail time.
The story line is ridiculous. This woman made no attempt to legally get child support, and for 19 years she's fine with that before she decides to get revenge simply because she sees the guy somewhere? And her rags to riches story has no basis in reality, either. Even her abusive chidhood was not well thought out. In the time the story is told, the obvious signs of abuse she displayed at school would have certainly gotten attention, not the blind eye it got. Perhaps the biggest disappointment of all is that she has spent 19 years hating someone because of assumptions she made and because she couldn't be bothered to read what was actually written on the returned letters. The other major characters are unrealistic and very inconsistent, as well.
What little romance there is happens almost as if the author realized that some sort of romance needed to be shoehorned into the story quickly before she got to the end. It was very out of the blue, and too sudden and completely implausible. In real life, after knowing what has been going on, the guy would certainly have run the other way. Not to mention that a doctor wouldn't be asking a patient out on a date and discussing another patient with her when earlier he made the point that he couldn't legally do that.
Last, but not least, there are two instances where a story is being told to someone and then told to someone else where a couple of pages are repeated word-for-word. It happens when the main character is telling someone a story, and again when another character is speaking to someone recording a video of them. That's the kind of thing even a junior high English teacher would fail a student for in a writing assignment.
Overall, a very poorly written and unsatisfying book.