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A Blessed Event
A Blessed Event
Author: Jean Reynolds Page
How much is too much to ask of friendship? How long will the bonds of family endure when confronted with swift, unexpected change? These are the intimate questions Jean Reynolds Page poses in A Blessed Event, her assured and powerful literary debut. — Joanne Timbro and Darla Stevens have grown up in a small Texas town, their childhood homes separ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345462169
ISBN-10: 0345462165
Publication Date: 1/25/2005
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 52 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a great book! It deals with a lot of ethical issues surrounding a remarkable friendship. I'm not usually one for a happy ending, and while I wouldn't call this ending typical, it did end relatively neatly. I found myself questioning what I would do throughout the book.
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Helpful Score: 1
If you've ever had a childhood friend that was as dear to you as any sister or brother, then you will understand this book and it will tug at your heartstrings. Darla and Joanne are the closest of friends. So close, in fact, that Joanne is pregnant with a child for Darla.

The novel is a mystery of sorts and starts out immediately after Joanne's car has crashed into Darla's home. Alternating between scenes out of Joanne's and Darla's mutual past and the present, Jean Reynolds Page weaves an engrossing tale of love and loss, misunderstanding and heartbreak that, ultimately, ends with hope and a measure of redemption.

The characters are real and flawed, and Page has managed to give their lives an implied depth beyond the current tragedy. Altogether a very satisfying read. Four out of five starts.
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If you are looking for a quick but interesting read, this is the book for you! Definitely a "take to the beach and read" book. Poses some good questions, a bit of a tearjerker to some degree! I was very impressed with this book and it was better than I anticipated!
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Very good book! I couldn't put it down.
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Get some tissues ready. A coming of age story.