Book Reviews of Sarah's Child (Silhouette Special Edition # 230)

Sarah's Child (Silhouette Special Edition # 230)
Sarah's Child - Silhouette Special Edition # 230
Author: Linda Howard
ISBN-13: 9780373092307
ISBN-10: 037309230X
Publication Date: 3/1/1985
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 35 ratings
Publisher: Silhouette
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
This is one of my favorite books by this author. A wonderful love story.
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Classic Linda Howard. With the hero's attitude, this is a book you either love or hate.
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Strong alpha-male. Howard makes you want to hate him right up until he redeems himself at the end.
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Sarah's Child is one of my all time favorites. I feel it takes a special some one to fully understand this Read. I L@@k at this powerful Read as a walking talking movie point blank. A Love story that will forever go down in history as being thought provoking, farthermore I feel a vast number of folk will forever have their God-given opinion, therefore have an ongoing discussions ,debates, like & dislike the book. I see Sarah's Child as being an ageless classic with some refreshing writing. It's l@@king inside or at something we dont like seeing of human nature that fleshed out ,whether Its a tortured soul that simply says I'AM HUMAN filled with very many faults I hurt, am affected by circumstances in my life how do I deal with it ,why is this happening to me Im scared as well. I must say I extremely enjoy how Love play in this Read. Linda Howard gives us a picturesque window or an lQQking glass of sorts too vividly see the story unfold. In order to Read this book U must Read it with an OPEN MIND. This book is not political correct, its in UR face some of lifes realities, either U like it or U dont. I chose to make it apart of my cherished collectibles..!.O
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A tragic accident took everything that mattered to Rome Mattews -- his wife, Diana, and their two little boys. And it robbed Sarah Harper of her best friend. In the two years since the tragedy, Sarah has wanted to reach out to Rome, but she knew she needed to stay away, guarding the secret she had kept from him and Diana all those years -- that she was in love with her best friend's husband.

But now Rome needs her. And though another woman will hold his heart forever, Sarah agrees to be his wife, knowing that everything has a price, including love. Then something totally unexpected rekindles her hidden hope that a marriage of convenience will become a union of love. Now it all comes down to her husband. Will Rome keep fighting his own growing need for a woman who dares him to believe there are second chances in life . . . or will he give in to the power of love and miracles?
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O.k. You've got a great job. Your madly in love with a man you work with even though he doesn't seem to know your alive. You take your best friend to the company picnic. He takes one look at your best friend, and they get married a short time later. Oh, boy! This was Sarah's story. Her best friend Dianne was killed in a car accident along with Rome's and Dianne's children. A year or two after the accident,as Rome is getting ready to move from an appartment he just can't live in any more, he calls Sarah up. He wants her to get some of the pictures, from her and Dianne's past. What starts out as comfort, turns into a passion, neither one of them can ignore any longer. Passion turns into marriage. The marriage results in a pregnancy, for a woman who's always wanted a family, and a man who's so hurt by losing his children, that he had been willing to get an operation so he wouldn't have any more. Can Sarah's and Rome's love survive? Can Rome let go enough to love "Sarah's Child?"
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Great read!
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I wholeheartedly agree with mamadoodle's review. The H does not deserve the h or their child. I couldn't decide whether I wanted to cry for the h, or send her to therapist! Maybe both...
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Sarah's Child is one of my all time favorites. I feel it takes a special some one to fully understand this Read. I L@@k at this powerful Read as a walking talking movie point blank. A Love story that will forever go down in history as being thought provoking, farthermore I feel a vast number of folk will forever have their God-given opinion, therefore have an ongoing discussions ,debates, like & dislike the book. I see Sarah's Child as being an ageless classic with some refreshing writing. It's l@@king inside or at something we dont like seeing of human nature that fleshed out ,whether Its a tortured soul that simply says I'AM HUMAN filled with very many faults I hurt, am affected by circumstances in my life how do I deal with it ,why is this happening to me Im scared as well. I must say I extremely enjoy how Love play in this Read. Linda Howard gives us a picturesque window or an lQQking glass of sorts too vividly see the story unfold. In order to Read this book U must Read it with an OPEN MIND. This book is not political correct, its in UR face some of lifes realities, either U like it or U dont. I chose to make it apart of my cherished collectibles..!.O
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I enjoyed this book. I would read more books about this author.
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This book was first published in 1985, and at times it may seem a dated, but I enjoy dated.
The concept of a career-oriented secretary becoming involved with an executive in an age where women would
scream sexual harrassment and hostile work environment. In any event, this is an excellently presented and an emotional story of loss, conflict and discovering new love and moments.

Rome is a sexy, aggressive man having tragically lost his wife and two young sons to a car crash. Years later he is still recovering from the loss. Having spent a night with Sarah, his wife's best friend and a beautiful co-worker, he cannot treat her casually.
Sarah, having unrequited feelings for Rome and despite her reservations is privately thrilled when Rome pursues her. Rome has some deep-sated emotional issues to relinquish such as intimacy. Sarah's continued patience and understanding allow him to sort out his feelings on his own terms. The greatest challenge is Sarah's pregnancy and her silent reserve and love for Rome and her unborn baby when he demands she terminate the life of her unborn baby.

There's not much plot here, but the relationship is very passionate and intense and manages to snare the reader's attention. A very satisfying book that you can read many times.
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Linda Howard never lets you down. She is an excellent storyteller that keeps you on the edge of your seat, or in laughter or tears.
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Sarah's Child is one of my all time favorites. I feel it takes a special some one to fully understand this Read. I L@@k at this powerful Read as a walking talking movie point blank. A Love story that will forever go down in history as being thought provoking, farthermore I feel a vast number of folk will forever have their God-given opinion, therefore have an ongoing discussions ,debates, like & dislike the book. I see Sarah's Child as being an ageless classic with some refreshing writing. It's l@@king inside or at something we dont like seeing of human nature that fleshed out ,whether Its a tortured soul that simply says I'AM HUMAN filled with very many faults I hurt, am affected by circumstances in my life how do I deal with it ,why is this happening to me Im scared as well. I must say I extremely enjoy how Love play in this Read. Linda Howard gives us a picturesque window or an lQQking glass of sorts too vividly see the story unfold. In order to Read this book U must Read it with an OPEN MIND. This book is not political correct, its in UR face some of lifes realities, either U like it or U dont. I chose to make it apart of my cherished collectibles..!.O
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A wonderful classic from one of romance's treatest storytellers. A story of second chances in life and the healing power of love. Linda Howard is wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Honestly, I hated this book. The husband was an arrogant jerk who didn't deserve the heroine and she was a spineless wimp.
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I am a huge fan of both Linda Howard and old fashioned romances, but I hated this book!!!
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The story of Sarah Harper and the man she had secretly loved Rome Matthews.
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Why couldn't he see her as a woman...?
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This book was written in the mid 80s, but seemed terribly old fashioned. The hero was domineering and macho, but tragic at the same time. Enjoyable, but certainly a flashback to the older romances.
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A tragic accident took everything that mattered to Rome Mattews -- his wife, Diana, and their two little boys. And it robbed Sarah Harper of her best friend. In the two years since the tragedy, Sarah has wanted to reach out to Rome, but she knew she needed to stay away, guarding the secret she had kept from him and Diana all those years -- that she was in love with her best friend's husband.

But now Rome needs her. And though another woman will hold his heart forever, Sarah agrees to be his wife, knowing that everything has a price, including love. Then something totally unexpected rekindles her hidden hope that a marriage of convenience will become a union of love. Now it all comes down to her husband. Will Rome keep fighting his own growing need for a woman who dares him to believe there are second chances in life . . . or will he give in to the power of love and miracles?
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Linda Howard comes through again.
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This book is a keeper if you can find a copy. I still have an original copy in my library
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I really liked this book. I couldnt put it down until I was finished. Very Great read! I give it 5 stars! In like new condition!
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A great read! A real page turner! A must have for Linda Howard fans!
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This was a good book by Linda Howard, but not one that everyone will enjoy. The relationship between the Sara and Rome could be considered frustrating, to say the least, and while it would be great to have someone love you to the extent that she loved him, I didn't like that she put up with some of the stunts he pulled. I would have rather seen her put him in his place one good time. That being said, I still love Linda Howard and did enjoy this book.
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Fabulous
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Really loved this book!!!!!
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This book was first published in 1985, and at times it will seem a bit dated. Even though there are exceptions, the idea of the career oriented secretary starting an affair with the hard driving executive has sort of faded out in these times of sexual harrassment and hostile work environments. Nevertheless, if you consider it a bit of a period piece, you'll find this a delightful read. Rome is a sexy, aggressive business man who tragically lost his wife and two young sons in a car crash. A couple of years later he is still deeply grieving, but circumstances force him to spend some time with Sarah, his wife's former best friend and a beautiful co-worker that he has always found attractive. Sarah has long carried a secret torch for Rome, and despite her reservations she is privately thrilled when Rome starts pursing her. Rome obviously has some deep emotional issues to address, and Sarah's patient understanding and loving support allow him to work out those issues. At the same time, Rome's forceful personality help push her out of her cool reserve. The biggest hurdle facing them is that Sarah would love to have Rome's baby, but he is unable to tolerate the thought of another child. There's not much plot here, but the relationship is very intense and manages to carry the book quite nicely on its own. A very satisfying book that you can read again and again.
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One of the best romances written. Need a box of kleenex!!
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This is one of my very favorite stories by Howard. Great, great, great.
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I loved this book.
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"Hero" was verbally and emotionally abusive, IMHO.
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Sarah's Child was one of those books that broke my heart and kept on breaking it. How could you not when you read about a man who loses everything when he finds out his wife and two children were killed after being hit by a drunk driver. That's what this book is about. Rome was a man who felt he had it all. He had money, a career on the rise, a wife he adored and who adored him back, and two beautiful little boys. Yet all of that was reduced to nothing but memories when in an instant it was taken away from him.

A few years after burying his wife and children, Rome is packing his family's belongs to donate. Rome no longer lives in their home and is donating everything that reminds him of them. Rome can no longer see his family's possessions without breaking down. When he comes across a box of momentos from his wife, Diane, he calls his wife's best friend Sarah and asks her if she wants anything before he destroys them. Of course she takes them and it's then during this encounter that he kisses her. He's had feelings for Sarah since before he married Diane, but he never did anything about it because he was a faithful man. Rome know's is unreasonable to being lashing out at Sarah for allowing him to make a move but he does it anyways. He regrets it afterwards but once the words are out he cannot take them back. It's after he apologizes that their relationship begins. It's a friendship that develops quickly because of their shared loss.

This story is primarily about Rome loving Sarah, but his inability to move past the death of Diane. Even after he marries Sarah the wall around his heart never leaves. His fear of loosing another person he loves is so strong that Rome constantly says and does things that would make any woman made, but Sarah understands where it comes from and is patient with him.

If you like intense characters with a sad history then this book is for you. This book was the perfect length, not too short and not too long. I love books that I can finish quickly and that has intense characters. I loved this story and I know many others will too.
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Sarah's Child was one of those books that broke my heart and kept on breaking it. How could you not when you read about a man who loses everything when he finds out his wife and two children were killed after being hit by a drunk driver. That's what this book is about. Rome was a man who felt he had it all. He had money, a career on the rise, a wife he adored and who adored him back, and two beautiful little boys. Yet all of that was reduced to nothing but memories when in an instant it was taken away from him.

A few years after burying his wife and children, Rome is packing his family's belongs to donate. Rome no longer lives in their home and is donating everything that reminds him of them. Rome can no longer see his family's possessions without breaking down. When he comes across a box of momentos from his wife, Diane, he calls his wife's best friend Sarah and asks her if she wants anything before he destroys them. Of course she takes them and it's then during this encounter that he kisses her. He's had feelings for Sarah since before he married Diane, but he never did anything about it because he was a faithful man. Rome know's is unreasonable to being lashing out at Sarah for allowing him to make a move but he does it anyways. He regrets it afterwards but once the words are out he cannot take them back. It's after he apologizes that their relationship begins. It's a friendship that develops quickly because of their shared loss.

This story is primarily about Rome loving Sarah, but his inability to move past the death of Diane. Even after he marries Sarah the wall around his heart never leaves. His fear of loosing another person he loves is so strong that Rome constantly says and does things that would make any woman made, but Sarah understands where it comes from and is patient with him.

If you like intense characters with a sad history then this book is for you. This book was the perfect length, not too short and not too long. I love books that I can finish quickly and that has intense characters. I loved this story and I know many others will too.
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I have read this book many years ago and highly recommend it to all. I have re-read this book several times and I am not generally a re-reader.

Story of Rome who cannot get over the death of his wife and 2 small sons. His wife's best friend, Sarah has kept the fact to herself that she has always loved Rome and would have never betrayed her friend so she suffered in silence while her friend was alive. Circumstances bring the couple together and they marry for convenience with the stipulation that there will be no children. Sarah agrees but finds herself pregant and while Rome treats her badly during the pregnancy and I could give him a swift kick, I can in a very small way understand.

The ending is so gut wrenching. All I can say it what a wonderful read.
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Rome Matthews is devastated when a sudden tragedy kills his wife and child -- only time and his wife's friend, Sarah Harper, are able to help him put his life back together. But it's a bittersweet union when the couple fall in love and get married. Sarah is ecstatic, until Rome makes it clear that he doesn't want children. What Rome doesn't know is that Sarah has been in love with him for years and that she's pregnant. Sarah is left with the choice -- the man she loves or the child she yearns for?
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Sarah's Child was one of those books that broke my heart and kept on breaking it. How could you not when you read about a man who loses everything when he finds out his wife and two children were killed after being hit by a drunk driver. That's what this book is about. Rome was a man who felt he had it all. He had money, a career on the rise, a wife he adored and who adored him back, and two beautiful little boys. Yet all of that was reduced to nothing but memories when in an instant it was taken away from him.

A few years after burying his wife and children, Rome is packing his family's belongs to donate. Rome no longer lives in their home and is donating everything that reminds him of them. Rome can no longer see his family's possessions without breaking down. When he comes across a box of momentos from his wife, Diane, he calls his wife's best friend Sarah and asks her if she wants anything before he destroys them. Of course she takes them and it's then during this encounter that he kisses her. He's had feelings for Sarah since before he married Diane, but he never did anything about it because he was a faithful man. Rome know's is unreasonable to being lashing out at Sarah for allowing him to make a move but he does it anyways. He regrets it afterwards but once the words are out he cannot take them back. It's after he apologizes that their relationship begins. It's a friendship that develops quickly because of their shared loss.

This story is primarily about Rome loving Sarah, but his inability to move past the death of Diane. Even after he marries Sarah the wall around his heart never leaves. His fear of loosing another person he loves is so strong that Rome constantly says and does things that would make any woman made, but Sarah understands where it comes from and is patient with him.

If you like intense characters with a sad history then this book is for you. This book was the perfect length, not too short and not too long. I love books that I can finish quickly and that has intense characters. I loved this story and I know many others will too.
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Lori Foster is a great writer. Where this book is a little chavenistic due to when it was written it's still a good book.