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Subject: I found another Keeper!!!
Date Posted: 8/10/2007 11:26 PM ET
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I normally don't post about a book if I have ddecided not to repost it...but I checked and there are 35 in the system...I just read Honey Moon by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. This is a Keeper for me! I don't even have the words to explain how much this book  got to me. I sobbed through out the whole book...out of joy and sorrow. I t was so wonderfully written! SEP is one of my favorite authors and this book was my favorite by far. Has anyone else read it? It was amazing. The characters were so beautiful. I could so feel everything that they were feeling their emotions were so raw...My husband looked at me like I was crazy while I was reading it! I usually don't tell him about my books because he is not much of a reader but his one I had to share with the first person that would listen! I would love to know what someone else thought of it. I want to say more but, I don't want to spoil it for others that have not read it.

Date Posted: 8/11/2007 12:37 AM ET
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I haven't read this book. I have only read a couple by her and they were only ok for me. I will have to check out this one.

Date Posted: 8/11/2007 9:11 AM ET
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Honeymoon is one of the ones I haven't read yet. I like SEP's books:) I really like the Chicago books! I trudged through a couple of her others, though, so I'd have to say her books can be somewhat hit and miss.

Date Posted: 8/11/2007 10:51 AM ET
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Eileen, I also enjoy her very much! This books plot was so much differenrt than the others. It was to me truly amazing.

Christina let me know what you think if you read it.

Date Posted: 8/11/2007 1:14 PM ET
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I just popped over to Amazon to read the reviews - which are all over the place!  It looks like people either love or hate this book.

FYI - if you read the reviews on Amazon, there are several spoilers!

Date Posted: 8/11/2007 2:58 PM ET
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I loved it! LOL

Date Posted: 8/11/2007 3:31 PM ET
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I enjoyed Honey Moon too. If you're looking for a book that's similar to her Chicago Stars books you will be disappointed. This story covers years vs. weeks or months. I'd say the story is darker than most of SEP's others. 

Date Posted: 8/11/2007 10:40 PM ET
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I may avoid that book then, no offense. I didn't like Fancy Pants and that covered years as well...the book just seemed to drag on. I'll have to think on it:)

Date Posted: 8/12/2007 2:25 AM ET
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Hmm... I liked Fancy Pants, but don't think I've read Honeymoon yet.  I liked most of her Chicago Stars, but there was one that I liked less well, and one that I still haven't finished (because the heroine annoyed me that much).  I did really like most of her other books, too...  I'll have to read Honeymoon and let you know what I think...

Date Posted: 8/12/2007 10:04 AM ET
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Read and really enjoyed it.  I like everything she's written that I've read.

Date Posted: 8/12/2007 12:09 PM ET
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It is a really great book. The book does cover several years; she is 16 when it begins..I guess I enjoyed it because you needed to see her growing up instead of just hear her talk about it! I think it was needed.

Date Posted: 8/15/2007 3:59 PM ET
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Okay, starting at 16 and covering years I can handle.  I don't like it when they start them late in life and then they are old at the end of the book.  The worse is when it is part of a series and then they die in a different book.  Janet Dailey's Calder series comes to mind on this.  But in general, I do like SEP and have a number of them in my TBR. 

Date Posted: 8/15/2007 4:15 PM ET
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I beilive she is 26 at the end of the book! If that helps.

Date Posted: 8/15/2007 9:28 PM ET
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Eileen, I couldn't read Fancy Pants either but love, love, love Honey Moon.  It's so moving.  I wouldn't call it darker, maybe deeper, than the Chicago Stars books.