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The Things We Do for Love by Kristin Hannah

The Things We Do for Love

by Kristin Hannah

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This book was pretty good - kept me interested the entire time - a bit predictable, but with just a little different outcome than I expected I guess. There were several times I wanted to yell, "good grief, just spit out what you need to say, and move on," but I guess the book wouldn't be as long if people just spoke up - would rather ruin the angst (I think many books have that in common - and the author writes the "shyness or fear" into the character to explain why they cannot just say what's on their mind). Anyway, a quick, comfortable read - you won't be sorry, but you may not remember this one as your favorite book. ( )
  suzyblack | May 17, 2015 |
Even though romance was a secondary theme in this story I felt it was a powerful engrossing book about two strong females. I couldn't predict how things were going to develop. Angela unsuccessfully tried for many years to have a child. Lauren lives with an alcoholic mother. When both women hit bottom their paths intersect. ( )
  Dawn772 | Jan 29, 2015 |
Angela DeSaria Malone and her husband Conlan Malone decide it is time to break off their marriage. Upon the finalization of the divorce Angela moves back home to her families Summer cottage. Where the rest of her family lives in the same town. Angela feels so alone and is trying to get her life back together after losing her father, her baby and her husband all in one year. Angela's life long dream to be a mother has been crushed after trying so many years and having so many disappointments. Angela works at getting the family restaurant into shape where it is making money all the while her loving, well meaning but over bearing mother fighting most of Angela's decisions for change.

In the mean time 17 year old Lauren living on the wrong side of town is succeeding at keeping her grades in Fircrest academy at a 3.92 grade average and working so hard to get into college despite her deplorable living conditions with her alcoholic mother who loves Lauren yet despises her. Lauren works part time and attempts to keep their apartment by paying the rent and making up excuses for her mother. Then Lauren suddenly loses her job and now has to find another one to make ends meet. Lauren is dating David Haynes a very wealthy handsome teenager and they have dated for 4 years. When suddenly their is trouble in paradise.

Angela and Lauren meet by accident and become involved in each other's lives for a life changing experience for both of them as well as the entire DeSaria family.

This is a very convincing story that could actually happen, very touching and bittersweet as well. ( )
  MonicaLynn | Feb 24, 2013 |
A very good read, I liked the family members, enjoyed Angela. Story moved and a nice pace, kept interest high. Finished in 1-day. ( )
  diasukie | Nov 9, 2009 |
missing tape 7-awaiting from OPL
  cljacobson | Jul 22, 2009 |
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Years of trying unsuccessfully to conceive a child have broken more than Angie DeSaria’s heart. Following a painful divorce, she moves back to her small Pacific Northwest hometown and takes over management of her family’s restaurant. In West End, where life rises and falls like the tides, Angie’s fortunes will drastically change yet again when she meets and befriends a troubled young woman.

Angie hires Lauren Ribido because she sees something special in the seventeen-year-old. They quickly form a deep bond, and when Lauren is abandoned by her mother, Angie offers the girl a place to stay. But nothing could have prepared Angie for the far-reaching repercussions of this act of kindness. Together, these two women—one who longs for a child and the other who longs for a mother’s love—will be tested in ways that neither could have imagined.

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A poignant, evocative story that celebrates the magic of motherhood, the joys of coming home, and the price we so willingly pay for love.

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