Book Reviews of Haunting Olivia

Haunting Olivia
Haunting Olivia
Author: Janelle Taylor
ISBN-13: 9780821778913
ISBN-10: 0821778919
Publication Date: 9/26/2006
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Zebra Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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"Excellent...motives abound in this tale of dark suspense and romance."
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A fast, interesting read - I read it in one evening, because I could not put it down!
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Great little book, easy read. Nice story of startling revelations and rebuilding trust.
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I really liked this book; sort of a cross between a romance and a suspense tale with a contemporary setting.
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Didn't take me long to read as it was a very good book.
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This is a great book. I couldn't put it down because I really wanted to know how it ended.
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a good read. watching amanda is the first part, i'd read it first but you don't have to. good mystery! suprise ending.
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A fast, interesting read. I read it in one evening, couldn't put it down!
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Entertaining.
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From Publishers Weekly
The second novel in Taylor's trilogy about three half-sisters' inheritance begins when New York fashion magazine editor Olivia Sedgwick learns she's been willed her wealthy, deceased father's cottage in Blueberry, Maine, the hometown she fled 13 years before following a teenage pregnancy that ended in stillbirth. Once back home, she runs into her first love, Zachary Archer, and their child, 13-year-old Kaylavery much alive. As Olivia unravels the familial conspiracy to keep her from her daughter, she struggles to find a place in the lives of Kayla and Zach, who believe she abandoned them. Complications arise when someone begins a terror campaign against Olivia, sending threatening notes and trashing her cottage. When Kayla's entry into the Blueberry Inner-Beauty Pageant puts her in harm's way, too, Olivia and Zach must race to discover who's behind the threat. Taylor tells a compelling suspense story with vivid characters, plenty of heartfelt human drama and winning romance, but the conclusion leaves too many questions unanswered, and Olivia's past and present don't ever line up convincingly. (Oct.)
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Enjoyable quick read
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Olivia Sedgwick never really knew her wealthy father, and she can't imagine why he bequeathed his summer cottage to her. It's a cozy little place, but Blueberry, Maine holds only bittersweet memories for Olivia--heartrending memories of Zach, her long-lost first love, and the child she gave up for adoption. But what begins as a brief trip north to inspect her new property becomes a journey of revelation when she runs into Zach himself--and their beautiful daughter...

Zach is stunned that Olivia has returned to the small town where they fell in love. But what's more shocking is the realization that her father lied to them both, driving them apart all those years ago. Rebuilding their relationship offers a temptation the neither of them can resist. But someone is determined to break apart their small family once more, and will stop at nothing to do it...
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A face from the past... and a threat to her future. A magazine editor travels to her childhood home in Maine ... and into a labyrinth of deception and fear.
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Good quick read. But worth it.
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From Booklist
Olivia Sedgwick decides to honor the terms of her wealthy father's bizarre will. First, she has to move to his summer cottage in Blueberry, Maine; then she has to go into town each day to buy items at two businesses. This seems simple enough, but as soon as Olivia arrives, she starts receiving threatening notes. The fear these messages arouse is nothing, however, compared to the shock Olivia feels when she discovers that the baby she had 13 years ago at 16 was not stillborn, as she was told, but is alive and well. Zachary Archer doesn't understand why Olivia has suddenly shown up in Blueberry. After all, she gave birth to Kayla, then left. Taylor doubles the tension when someone goes after the contestants of the teen beauty pageant Kayla has entered. This suspenseful tale is part of a trilogy about three half sisters that began with Watching Amanda (2005). Shelley Mosley
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A Great Suspense By Janelle Taylor.Also with a Happy Ending!