Book Reviews of Suddenly

Suddenly
Suddenly
Author: Barbara Delinsky
ISBN-13: 9780061042003
ISBN-10: 0061042005
Publication Date: 2/1/1994
Pages: 480
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 106 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Romance novel with just enough mystery to keep you interested enough
to not want to put the book down until finished...
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"Suddenly" is a very sweet story about 4 pediatricians that have put all of their time and efforts into being doctors and suddenly realize life is passing them by. Each has his own story intertwined into each others. I would not call it a page turner but I did have a hard time putting it down. When Mara, the most agressive and outspoken does not show up to take her shift and is found in her car dead, it is ruled a suicide. That evening as one of her partners, Paige is at her house trying to figure things out, a social worker show up with the 14 month old Indian child Mara was adopting. Paige offers to keep the baby girl while an alternative placement is being found and the story progesses from there.
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Delinsky is an excellent writer......this book is an emotionally, moving story about 3 women. Recommend this book very highly.
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In the idyllic little town of Tucker, Vermont, life flows at a slower pace for everyone. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the lives of thirty-nine-year-old pediatrician Paige Pfeiffer and her colleagues. However when Mara O'Neill, Paige's medical partner and best friend since college, inexplicably takes her own life, the consequences of that one irrevocable act shatters Paige's peaceful life, and throws the lives of the three other doctors who practiced with her into absolute chaos.

For Angie Bigelow, grieving Mara's death becomes the final straw in the disintegration of her once well-organized - and ostensibly happy - home and marriage. Peter Grace, whose relationship with Mara was much more complicated than he admits publicly, is left with a sense of desolation at her death. He has difficulty coping with his feelings of grief and feels a growing discontentment with life; a feeling which has its roots in his youth.

Paige deals with her own feelings of loss and deep sadness by temporarily caring for Mara's newly-adopted baby daughter. As she slowly comes to terms with her grief, Paige clings to the hope that, in due time, she'll understand why Mara chose to end her life. And that her orderly life will eventually return.

What Paige hadn't counted on were the unexpected pleasures that often come with change. In the wake of such a tragedy, Paige never realized that she would ultimately discover true meaning and purpose in her own life; including the touch of a man who offers Paige things she never thought she wanted. But before she can allow herself to fully embrace a future she never imagined, Paige must let go of the past and learn to trust her new found happiness.

Overall, I very much enjoyed reading this book. It was a relatively quick read for me, and was very well-written. The story featured a wide variety of well-developed characters, and was written with a true understanding of the complexities of human nature and the intricacies of relationships.

This wasn't necessarily my favorite book by Barbara Delinsky, but it certainly was well worth reading anyway. I give Suddenly an A!
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I only made it through about 70 pages before I had to put the book down. I have read this author before and liked her other books, but I didn't really like any of the characters enough to keep going in this one.
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A compelling novel of loss, love, and choice.Set in a small town in Vermont.
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In the idyllic small town of Tucker, Vemont, life flows at a rhythmic pace for pediatrician Paige Pfeiffer. But when Mara O'Neill, her best friend and medical partner, inexplicably kills herself, Paige's comfortable world is suddenly shattered. Temporarily caring for Mara's newly adopted baby daughte while she comes to grips with her greif, Paige clings to the hope that, in time, her orderly life will return.
What she hadn't counted on were theunexpedted pleasures that often come with change, including the touch of a man who offers Paige things she never thought she wanted. She hadn't counted on finding the meaning of life in the death of a friend.
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Another great Delinsky book!
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Barbara Delinsky is an excellent writer and makes you feel like you are right there in the story with her characters. Great book.
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Pediatrician Paige Pfeiffer's life takes an unepected turn when her best friend & medical partner commits suicide and Paige's quiet life is shattered.
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A compelling novel of loss, love, and choice. In the idyllic small town of Tucker, Vermont, life flows at a rhythmic pace for pediatrician Paige Pfeiffer. But when Mra O'Neill, her best friend and midcial partner, inexplicably kills herself, Paige's comfotable world is suddenly shattered. Temporaily caring for Mara's newly adopted baby daughter while she comes to grips with her grief, Paige clings to the hope that, in time, her orderly life will return. What she hadn't counted on were the unexpected pleasures that often come with change, including the touch of a man who offers Paige things she never thought she wanted. She hadn't counted on fiding the meaning of life in the death of a friend.
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One of my all-time favorite audio books! I'm SUDDENLY a Barbara Delinsky fan and am ordering all of her books on CD. She's a masterful storyteller who includes interesting details, compelling characters, unexpected plot twists and creative endings to her books. Can't wait for the next one!
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Delinsky is a prolific writer who creates stories about characters you care about and some pretty riveting plots. How does she do it?
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good book romantic
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In the idyllic small town of Tucker,Vermont, life flows at a rhythmic pace for pediatrician Paige Pfeiffer.But when Mara O'Neill, her best friend and medical partner, inexplicably kills herself, Paige's comfortable life is suddenly shattered. Temporarily caring for Mara's newly adopted baby daughter while she comes to grips with her grief, Paige clings to the hope that, in time, her orderly life will return.

What she hadn't counted on were the unexpected pleasures that often come with change, including the touch of a man who offers Paige things she never thought she wanted. She hadn't counted on finding the meaning of life in the death of a friend.

For everyone who has ever made a choice between what is and what could be, Barbara Delinsky unveils a truly moving gift from the heart that captures one woman's story and ultimately speaks to us all.
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I enjoy her books.
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Another good one from Barbara Delinsky. If you like her other books, this won't disappoint.
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I really enjoyed this audio book. Good story and good narration.
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This was a really good book. Well rounded characters. Had alot of feeling to it. Well worth the read.
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I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it! Barbara Delinsky never disappoints!
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This was a very enjoyable book. I like the way the characters evolved thru the book.
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Great book!
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good read