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Once Upon a Time, There Was You

by Elizabeth Berg

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Although many of you didn't seem to care for this book that much, I read it in 2 days, NOT my usual pace of reading! I thought it was a good depiction of a marriage gone wrong, but parents who work to pull together for their child. However, I have to say that with such a loving Dad, I'm surprised that the joint custody agreement left his with so little time with his daughter, who seemed to be closer to her Dad even with the limited interactions they had. Worth reading...
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  bookwormamp | Jul 26, 2015 |
Although many of you didn't seem to care for this book that much, I read it in 2 days, NOT my usual pace of reading! I thought it was a good depiction of a marriage gone wrong, but parents who work to pull together for their child. However, I have to say that with such a loving Dad, I'm surprised that the joint custody agreement left his with so little time with his daughter, who seemed to be closer to her Dad even with the limited interactions they had. Worth reading...
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  bookwormamp | Jul 26, 2015 |
Elizabeth Berg readers may be disappointed in this one. Between its unrealistic plot and its self absorbed characters, there is little to keep the reader's interest, except the hope that it will improve. Spoiler alert: it doesn't. ( )
  shearon | Jul 27, 2013 |
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  bettypuddy | Jul 21, 2012 |
On their wedding day, even John and Irene had doubts about their marriage. Years later, divorced, dating other people, and living in different parts of the country, they seem to have nothing in common—nothing except their spirited eighteen-year-old daughter, Sadie. When tragedy strikes, Irene and John come together to support the daughter they love so dearly.
Berg is one of my favorite authors. She is a master at plotting, pacing and character development. Once started, it is usually impossible to put one of her books down. So, I was surprised at how disappointed I was with this book. The plot was disjointed and anti-climactic on many levels. I didn't like even one of the characters in this story, so it was hard to care how it turned out. I struggled to finish it. ( )
  lrobe190 | Jun 25, 2012 |
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When John Marsh was a young boy, he used to watch his mother getting ready to go out for the evening.
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Sharing nothing in common except their 16-year-old daughter, divorced parents John and Irene reconnect in the wake of a devastating tragedy and discover things about each other that they had not revealed during their marriage.

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