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Kristin Hannah

The Things We Do for Love : A Novel

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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. <p></p>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. <p></p> <b>Praise for </b> <i><b>The Things We Do for Love</b></i> <p></p>&quot;[Kristin] Hannah is superb at delving into her main characters' psyches and delineating nuances of feeling.&quot; <b><i>--The Washington Post Book World</i></b> <p></p>&quot;Wonderful . . . enormously touching . . . The warmth and complexities of these characters grab hold of the heartstrings.&quot; <b><i>--RT Book Reviews</i></b> <p></p>&quot;Wrenching, convincing . . . bittersweet.&quot; <b><i>--Publishers Weekly </i></b>

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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.

Praise for The Things We Do for Love

"[Kristin] Hannah is superb at delving into her main characters' psyches and delineating nuances of feeling." --The Washington Post Book World

"Wonderful . . . enormously touching . . . The warmth and complexities of these characters grab hold of the heartstrings." --RT Book Reviews

"Wrenching, convincing . . . bittersweet." --Publishers Weekly 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.

Praise for The Things We Do for Love

“[Kristin] Hannah is superb at delving into her main characters’ psyches and delineating nuances of feeling.”  —The Washington Post Book World

“Wonderful . . . enormously touching . . . The warmth and complexities of these characters grab hold of the heartstrings.” —RT Book Reviews

“Wrenching, convincing . . . bittersweet.” —Publishers Weekly 

Specifications

Language
English
Publisher
Random House Publishing Group
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
432
Author
Kristin Hannah
Title
The Things We Do for Love
ISBN-13
9780345520807
Publication Date
February, 2010
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
8.00 x 5.20 x 0.92 Inches
ISBN-10
0345520807

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I thoroughly enjoyed t...

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I forget how much I enjoy Kristin Hannah's writing because I don't see a lot of press for her. I like to compare her to Nicholas Sparks but with happy endings. I loved all the characters in this story. She made me absolutely hate the ones that were bad and love the ones who deserved it. The story line was magnificent with just enough angst to keep you on your toes. I'm going to make sure I put her books in my regular rotation. I wholeheartedly recommend this book

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Angela was a daddys l...

Angela was a daddy's little girl and always "the princess" of the family. Her marriage collapsed when she was unable to have a child, lost a child, lost a baby back to a teenage girl that changed her mind. When Lauren came into her life, she was very hesitant to reach out, but couldn't help herself. She ended up remarrying her husband, becoming the "grandmother" to Lauren's newborn. Lauren was very special and smart. Her mother took off with yet another strange man and left Lauren @ 17 years of age to fend for herself.

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Even though romance wa...

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.

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very good - made me cr...

very good - made me cry, laugh and smile all in one day - you really get sucked into the characters and how they feel - all of them. Definitely would recommend

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I loved everything abo...

I loved everything about this book. The characters were so real that I found myself wondering what was happening in their lives after I finished reading the book.

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