Book Reviews of Everything to Gain

Everything to Gain
Everything to Gain
Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford
ISBN-13: 9780060177232
ISBN-10: 0060177233
Publication Date: 8/1994
Pages: 361
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Harpercollins
Book Type: Hardcover
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Well written story of a woman finding her inner strenghts and overcoming her fears.
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This book starts out as love story and when the womans husband and children are killed in a senseless act of violence we feel the real feeling of lives cut too short and womans ability to try and cope.
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I enjoyed reading this book.
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Good book. Love all her stuff.
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I really enjoyed this story.
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I loved this book!!
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Not my usual fare, but I did enjoy listening to this.
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From a Mothers point of view this story was a heartbreaking time in the life of someone who had so much going for her. The realism displayed during the grief, depression and months of trying to go on could only be written by someone who was close to the trials Mal went through. I don't think I'll ever forget the song that still rings in my mind that was part of the story. I felt the closure came when the children and her husband appeared in her dream and she was finally able to bury the ashes. I thought this was a good book and movie!
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hMallory Keswick revels in the happiness she has found with her successful husband and six year old twins.Life seems almost perfect until an exceptionally cruel act of randomviolence tears apart her happiness. Leaving her grief stricken and wondering how to go on...
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mallory keswick revels in the happiness she has found with her husband, and twins, till a cruel act of fate intervenes. and she has to learn to live again
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Well developed characters, rich vocabulary. At times it seemed to drag on but a good read, good story.
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Mallory Keswick revels in the happiness she has found with her successful husband and their six year old twins. Living in Manhattan and Connecticut, she earns the love and respect of everyone she meets. Life seems almost perfect until an exceptionally cruel act of random violence tears apart the fabric of her happiness, leaving her grief-stricken and wondering how to go on. In her search for salvation, it will take the wisdom of an older woman and the discovery of her own unique business talents to make Mal believe in herself once again. Only then can she dare to hope that it is possible to create a new life.
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Lovely story.
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A really wonderful story and a super good read!
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What a heartfelt story "Everything to Gain," was.Great characters, great drama, and great escapism. It dosn't matter if some things are "unbelievable"; the books content is so well written you can't help but cheer Meg on - you just want to tell her there is hope and to keep trying.
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Mallory had the perferct life and then the unthinkable happen. Will she have the strength to go on. If she does what lies ahead for her to gain?
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Another wonderful book by this author----enjoyed it a lot!!!
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From Publishers Weekly
Bradford weighs in with a maudlin saga about a woman's struggle to go on after a devastating tragedy. Her narrator, New York wife and mother Mallory Keswick, feels she is showered with blessings, but just as the family is making plans to go to London for Christmas, her husband, twin children and dog are murdered in an attempted carjacking. Depressed and contemplating suicide, Mal flees to London, where she slowly learns to accept her losses. Returning to the States, she turns the family's Connecticut weekend retreat into a successful business venture and eventually meets a man who is able to breach her emotional barricades. Spanning five years and two continents, Bradford's chronicle offers several affecting passages--but when Mal continues to mention the loss of her dog in the same tragic litany as her husband and children, credibility evaporates. Monotonous inventory listings of the trappings of material success slow the narrative momentum, as does the author's flat prose and tin-ear dialogue, especially ludicrous since Mal is supposedly a Radcliffe graduate. Nor does Bradford reach beyond her tried and true romantic formula for greater complexity--or even to tie up some potentially intriguing plot lines that mysteriously evaporate after they are introduced. Major ad/promo ; Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club main selection ; audio rights to HarperAudio ; author tour. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
In Bradford's first book with her new publisher, heroine Mallory Keswick must learn to live again after a terrible tragedy, traveling first to her country home and then to the Yorkshire moors for refuge and, eventually, revelation. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Master storyteller Barbara Taylor Bradford's novels have delighted millions around the world. Everything to Gain, her latest book, is in a class all its own. Set in New York, London, Yorkshire, and Connecticut, this is a story that celebrates family, friendship, and the triumph of the human spirit.
Mallory Keswick can't imagine how her life could possibly be better. She has a wonderful, fulfilling marriage to a man who loves, supports and nurtures her. She has beautiful twins who bring joy to her days and a lovely home, to all of which she devotes herself wholeheartedly. Mallory feels she has finally found the elusive sense of family that never quite rang true in her own childhood. Life seems almost perfect until an exceptionally cruel act of violence tears apart the fabric of her happiness, leaving her wondering how to go on.

Speaking in the voice of her heroine, Barbara Taylor Bradford tells the story of a remarkable woman who has yet to discover her own strength, a woman who doesn't yet realize that if she has the courage to take it, she has everything to gain.
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Bradford weighs in with a maudlin saga about a woman's struggle to go on after a devastating tragedy. Her narrator, New York wife and mother Mallory Keswick, feels she is showered with blessings, but just as the family is making plans to go to London for Christmas, her husband, twin children and dog are murdered in an attempted carjacking. Depressed and contemplating suicide, Mal flees to London, where she slowly learns to accept her losses. Returning to the States, she turns the family's Connecticut weekend retreat into a successful business venture and eventually meets a man who is able to breach her emotional barricades. Spanning five years and two continents, Bradford's chronicle offers several affecting passages