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Home Safe
Home Safe
Author: Elizabeth Berg
In this new novel, beloved bestselling author Elizabeth Berg weaves a beautifully written and richly resonant story of a mother and daughter in emotional transit. Helen Ames -- recently widowed, coping with loss and grief, unable to do the work that has always sustained her -- is beginning to depend far too much on her twenty-seven-year-old daug...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781400065110
ISBN-10: 1400065119
Publication Date: 5/5/2009
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 68 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
I can't believe that I finished this book. Helen and her daughter are very unlikeable characters, and the storyline about what Helen's husband did with the money is somewhat unbelievable. Cannot recommend this disappointing effort from Berg.
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Helpful Score: 3
Decent read...quick. Storyline was slow at times, but I still wanted to know how everything would end.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is the third Elizabeth Berg book I've read and she has not disappointed me yet.
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Helpful Score: 2
59 year old Helen is a writer of novels who has resently lost her husband who took care of everything, leaving Helen lost as to what to do about bills, finances, the house, the car and most all life decisions which are now hers. She feels absolutely helpless. When her accountant informs her that her husband had withdrawn $850,000.00 from their account, almost every bit of their money, she is totally shocked and full of fear. The book is very interesting and the characters are extremely life like.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good but not one ob Berg's best.
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So enjoy Elizabeth Berg, and this did not disappoint!
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This book had an interesting beginning about a woman struggling to deal with the sudden and untimely death of her husband. There are a few interesting twists but it was difficult for me to get into the book.
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I just finished this book and I have to say, I was very disappointed. The cover jackets summary of the story (the book description posted), I felt, was extremely misleading. About 2/3 in, I was still waiting to read what the book claims happened. I feel very misled.

I didnt feel like I got to know the characters. The main character was all over the place and her flash backs to other events and times in her life seemed random at times. Something that was very distracting throughout the ENTIRE book was the amount of punctuation! Commas, semi-colons, colons, I mean REALLY?! They are all over. The sentences seem to run on and on separated by punctuation. It felt rushed and sloppy. While I was reading this book a friend noticed it on the table and said Oh I love Elizabeth Berg, is that good? And I said No, not really. Whats with all the punctuation? and she said YES, I noticed that too! I feel bad being so harsh because apparently she is a bestselling author. Until this book, I had not heard of her or read her books.

Something else that I found annoying was EVERY TIME her daughter spoke to her/addressed her mother, she said Mom, mom. Why is she saying mom twice? I have no clue what that was about and it got annoying.

I was very disappointed with this book, found the ending disappointing, and felt the story was incomplete. I had the feeling it was rushed through just to release another book and the author just went through the motions putting words to paper. I had high expectations and maybe thats where I made a mistake. I read the cover jacket, which I do not feel is an accurate description of the story. Very odd book and very odd characters. Sorry, I dont recommend this book


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