Book Reviews of Dear Emily

Dear Emily
Dear Emily
Author: Fern Michaels
ISBN-13: 9780821756768
ISBN-10: 0821756761
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Zebra Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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New York times bestselling author Fern Michaels gives us one of her most passionate, richly emotional novels. A compelling story that captures a woman's illusions, desires, and the promis and rewards of learning to love again.
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About how a woman deals with major life-shattering changes in her life. And how she lives again, but htis time she is really living. Really enjoyed it!
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So many women cna relate to this story about Emily. A divorced wife who put her life on hold for her partner, only to have him leave with a note that says "Dear Emily". She gained weight, was out of shape and her life was out of control. She loses weight,starts her own fitness centers then has to choose between 2 exciting men! Will she find what she's looking for?
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great novel about a woman who lets a man become so much the center of her universe that it takes his leaving her for her to really understand the insanity of her blindness. I know this story too well from personal experience, and if you have let a jerk run you into the ground and then desert you because you're not worshipping his highness like you used to, you will love Emily Thorn and how she takes control of her life.

I will agree with the lowest rating reviewer here that she becomes too self-important for a while and acts like a whiny baby, but that was why she went to the retreat. This story is good because it's all about a woman who stops seeing herself as nothing but a victim and, though she is never perfect, isn't afraid to turn it all around for very long. I like that, and I think you will too, even if some of the story gets too unbelievable with the female bonding. Eight women are NEVER that close, much less three, so I found that a bit hard to swallow. Other than that, this is an uplifting and entertaining story of romance and self-discovery. Flaws aside, I think it is very well-written and inspiring.
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Not everyone has two chances to find that special love...
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This is a really good book that proves to all of us women that we can do whatever we set our minds to do.
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GOOD BOOK
IT TOOK 4 DAYS TO READ
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you will think you are right there instead of reading about this
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When Emily Thorn receives a "Dear Emily" letter from her doctor husband telling her he's divorcing her, she has to learn how to survive on her own. She worked long hours putting the scum-bag through medical school and then helping him establish his clinics, only to be cast aside. She pulls herself out of her initial depression, remakes herself and in the process helps other women, who become her friends and business partners. She goes through all the typical middle-age doubts and problems, in the end finding the real Emily and finally, happiness with who she is. Middle-age can be great!!
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Wonderful book. I love all of Fern Michaels books. She has a special way of telling a story so you believe your there. 1-5 I give this book a 5.
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Good book,another great read from Fern Michael,she always comes through,I love her books.
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Emily Thorn married her college sweetheart and temporarily shelved her education and career to support her husband's. Patiently, she waits for her turn, but her husband, Ian, always needs Emily's support for some bigger, better goal. Years later, Ian leaves and a 40-plus Emily realizes she has been used as a doormat. She's frightened, angry and so physically out of shape that her prospects for any future romance are dim indeed. And she's convinced it's all her own fault. Michaels gives Emily all the likely emotional baggage but also the determination to take charge of herself and her life. Emily sells off some of her assets, hires Ben, a 40-plus personal fitness trainer, and rents the rooms in her house to seven single, working women. Her plan is to open a string of women's physical fitness centers-where mature women won't be intimidated by Spandex-encased perfection. Ben proves to be a hunk with a brain and is instrumental in making the plan work and in showing her that she is still a very desirable woman.
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Fern Michaels has a way making you feel hopeful and willing to Love again.
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Michaels (Serendipity) comes back to romance with a knockout story about a woman whom many readers will immediately recognize. Emily Thorn married her college sweetheart and temporarily shelved her education and career to support her husband's. Patiently, she waits for her turn, but her husband, Ian, always needs Emily's support for some bigger, better goal. Years later, Ian leaves and a 40-plus Emily realizes she has been used as a doormat. She's frightened, angry and so physically out of shape that her prospects for any future romance are dim indeed. And she's convinced it's all her own fault. Michaels gives Emily all the likely emotional baggage but also the determination to take charge of herself and her life. Emily sells off some of her assets, hires Ben, a 40-plus personal fitness trainer, and rents the rooms in her house to seven single, working women. Her plan is to open a string of women's physical fitness centers-where mature women won't be intimidated by Spandex-encased perfection. Ben proves to be a hunk with a brain and is instrumental in making the plan work and in showing her that she is still a very desirable woman.
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Fern Michaels has written a really great story on this one! This could be such a real life story. Just a great story!!!
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Chin up, Emily Thorn faces the pain and heartache of love lost and years wasted. At forty, all she has to show for twenty years of marriage is a Federal Express letter from her doctor husband that begins "Dear Emily"--and ends their life together. She had put her own life on hold to pay Ian's way through medical school. She believed him when he told her that one day she'd have everything she ever wanted--children, an education, a career of her own. What she got was overweight, out of shape--and dumped.

Emily needs to reclaim her life. Slimming down and starting up a chain of fitness centers, she is soon skyrocketing towards entrepreneurial success...and into relationships with two exciting new men. One is kind and compassionate, the other unpredictable and alarmingly sensual. Now, to keep her hard-won independence and balance it with a truly fulfilling love, all she has to do is choose the right one...
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emily thorn faces the pain and heartache of lost love andyears wasted. she put her live on hold to put her husband thru medical school for what if after twenty yrs. of marriege he dump her.now she got to pull herself together and start a live for herself.could she do it?
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Two Chances: Chin up, Emily Thorn faces the pain and heartache of love lost and years wasted. At forty,all she has to show for twenty years of amrraige is a Federal Express letter from her doctor husband that begins " Dear Emily"-and ends their life together. She had put her own life on hold to pay Ian's way through medical school. She believed him when he told her that one day she'd have everything she ever wanted-children, an education, a career of her own. What she got was overweith, out of shape-and dumped. To Find that Special Love Emily needs to reclaim her life. Slimming down and starting up a chain of fitness centers, she is soon skyrocketing towards entrepreneurial success..and into relationships with two exciting new men. One is kind and compassionate, the other unpredictable and alarmingly sensual. Now, to keep her hard won independance and balance it with a truley fulfilling love, all she has to do is choose the right one.