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Avg. Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars

5 out of 5 stars =    A reader from Providence, R.I., February 10, 2004
Reviewer: E. Squibb from Providence, R.I.
I picked up this book as I was headed for a cruise to the Bahamas. I chose it at random from the list because the name of the author attracted me and i wanted to read something different and new. I was tired of picking the same books from the same authors and I thought okay, it's time to get adventurous. I was pleasantly surprised because I was ready for anything, (even a bad book to teach me never to be adventurous again)and this author totaly entertained me. I had a hard time putting the book down yet I was afraid that the book would finish too soon if I hurried it.

I found the book full of intrigues and enough carrot to dangle me to the end! There was just the right amount of suspense, filled with turmoil and temptations that kept the book moving. I could feel the anquish of the women whose husbands left them for the younger women. I wanted to strangle Gregory who could not control himself. I felt for Charity's mother Clara who supported her all the way to the very end. A great family saga more than a romantic book I think. A most entertaining, perturbing and satisfying book to the end.

I plan to read it again on my next vacation. I read "I'll Take Manhattan" twice because it was so good. I'll read "Coming Home" again too.

5 out of 5 stars A POWERFUL STORY, August 30, 2003

  Reviewer: webmaster5844 from Pittsburgh, PA

I had my doubts as I am not a romantic genre reader but a friend recommended this book he said written by a showbiz friend. I read the book because of him but after the prologue I continued on and realized I finished the book in one sitting. I wanted more and needed to know what Charity's life would have been after the end. A sequel would be interesting and maybe about Charity's daughter continuing on the saga of the Ashlyn ladies.


4 out of 5 stars Powerful story!, August 26, 2003

  Reviewer: webmaster5844 from Pittsburgh, PA

The author has done a remarkable job with this story.


5 out of 5 stars A POWERFUL READ, August 10, 2003

  Reviewer: A reader from Calistoga, California

It is a powerful read. My first reaction to the prologue was to continue reading. I wanted to find out why the mysterious widow called her husband an S.O.B. right off the bat. I also wanted to find out why the name of the woman she was talking to was the name her husband uttered. Lots of questions were on my mind before I read the book. All were answered & I learned more. I have read many intriquing prologues and find that the story that follows actually leads nowhere near my expectation but the author's follow-up on her prologue gave me the satisfaction I was anticipating. thanks!


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

5 out of 5 stars A good read although I had my doubts, July 29, 2003

  Reviewer: A reader from  Las Vegas, NV

The author is my good friend and colleague. She was not sure if male readers would be interested in her book as it is in the 'romantic' genre. Because she is my friend, I proceeded to read the Prologue (as a favor to her!) then I found I kept reading on and could not put it down. It is a good read no matter who is reading it. The story is captivating and the heroine Charity Ashlyn makes you dwell on family values. Amapola's wonderful detailed description of places, people and special events in the novel made me feel part of the story. If you have never read a romance novel before, I recommend that you read this one.