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Nights in Rodanthe
Nights in Rodanthe
by Nicholas Sparks
Edition: Hardcover
79 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

4.0 out of 5 stars A quick read, Oct. 4 2002
This review is from: Nights in Rodanthe (Hardcover)
If you are looking for a quick, easy read, with the possibilty of sheading a tear or two, you have just found the perfect book.
Adriennes husband left her a few years ago for a younger woman and she is still dealing with the heartache and pain of the breakup. She decides to take her friend up on an offer to watch a bed & breakfast in Rodanthe NC while she is away. It is there that Adreinne meets up with Paul, a troubled surgeon who just sold his home and medical practice to join his estranged son in Eucador. Over the course of a few days Paul and Adreinne turn to each other for comfort and understanding. After their memorable weekend they each went their separate ways promising to meet again one year later but fate stepped in and changed the course of both their lives forever.

Swan Place A Novel
Swan Place A Novel
by Augusta Trobaugh
Edition: Hardcover
27 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a treasure, Sept. 30 2002
This review is from: Swan Place A Novel (Hardcover)
I picked up Swan Place without ever hearing of Augusta Trobough before and I have to tell you I fell in love with the writing stlyle and the main charactor Dove right from page one. Swan Place is the story of Dove, an almost 14 year old girl who has a tough road ahead of her. Doves loving Mamas death causes her to be the one left to take care of her two younger siblings, Molly and Little Ellis while her step-father is out working double shifts and clubbing at the local honky tonk. Dove was raised right by her mama and stands up to the challenges ahead of her including having a new step-mother who is only a few years older than Dove herself, children making fun of her at school for wearing second hand clothes, and a secret about her true parentage.
Trombough has a wonderful flow to her writing that just draws you into this story and doesn't let go even once you are finished. This is a must read for all the southern fiction and coming of age readers out there.

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