Book Reviews of The Summerhouse (Summerhouse, Bk 1)

The Summerhouse (Summerhouse, Bk 1)
The Summerhouse - Summerhouse, Bk 1
Author: Jude Deveraux
ISBN-13: 9780671014186
ISBN-10: 0671014188
Publication Date: 5/1/2001
Pages: 350
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 100 ratings
Publisher: Atria
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 6
This is a good book for romance-readers and if you like time travel. It makes one think---if you could back and see what could have been had you chosen a different path in life (ie, mate)...well, who knows?!
It really made me think and look back at the "ones who got away" !
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Helpful Score: 5
A fantastic story about a chance encounter, lasting friendships and a chance for a 'do over'. Loved loved it!
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Helpful Score: 5
A fund read sure to satisfy a Jude Deveraux fan. Romance, time travel - happiness is the best revenge!
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Helpful Score: 4
I have given this book to all my girlfriends. It is the best book ever. I know the girls in the book and can relate to them so well. How much fun this is to think we could all go back and make changes in our lives. Really great read.
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Helpful Score: 3
This was a really good read with a unique plot! Three women reunite at a summerhouse and are given the opportunity from a "Madame Zoya" ro relive any 3 weeks from the past. Interesting!! How will they decide what dream that got away to follow? Read this book and you may just want to go and dust off some of your own old dreams!!
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Helpful Score: 3
This story is for anyone who has ever wondered "what if"...it is the story of 3 extraordinary women who have disappointing lives...lives that are different than what they expected. A chance meeting leads to a reunion years later. A trip to a "fortune teller" gives all three the chance to go back to any place in their lives and choose the route they want to take...knowing what the current futur holds. They can return to the current future and retain the information they gained during their 3-week flash-in-the-past or they can choose a new path with the choice of remembering or forgeting their current life. The multi-faceted characters are wonderful. The story sucks you in!
Enjoy the fantasy of "what if".
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Helpful Score: 3
very good book about women and their friendships. About close friends and how relationships change and grow over time and that there is always something new to learn about your best friend
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent book - can't wait to read others by her
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Helpful Score: 2
Cute book... a little formulaic. I liked the plot as a concept very much, it just lacked a little originality in the execution. But there's something to be said for the predictable in a romance...
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Helpful Score: 2
Three casual friends with the same birthday meet at a summerhouse to celebrate their 40th birthday and take stock of their lives. The gift of a chance for each of them to relive any three weeks from their past starts a great adventure.
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Helpful Score: 2
What if a woman could go back to the beginning and rethink her choices for love and life? When Leslie Headrick, Madison Appleby, and Ellie Abbott first met, they were in their early 20s and the world lay before them with its infinite possibilities. Now that they're about to turn 40, they reunite for a weekend at a summerhouse in Maine where they share the details of their lives during the past 20 years. Each woman has serious doubts and questions about the path she chose to follow, but none of them suspect the startling opportunity they're about to be offered to relive those choices and change their futures.
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Helpful Score: 2
An interesting idea, but the story lines are glossed over and underdeveloped. This would have been a much better book if only one of the three women's story was told at a time. All the good guys are rich and handsome (yeah, really?) and all the bad ones are really bad. The extremes make this a little too predictable. The women are all doormats until their experience. There were a number of plot points glossed over which would have made for a richer experience, such as a courtroom battle we don't get to read, just a gloss over of the outcome. OK for a beach read, but if you are looking for depth, look elsewhere.
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Helpful Score: 2
Interesting story with a little science fiction thrown in. Three woman who meet at the DMV Office. They get together many years later and share their life's stories. That is when the book really get's interesting and hard to put down. My first book from this author but definitely want to try more of her work!
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Helpful Score: 1
Awesome - Awesome - Awesome Book!
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was Marvelous! I love the connection between the 3 women and how they got together 17 years later and it made a real change in their lives for the better. Love it!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is one of the best books I have ever read. I could not put it down. I suggest everyone should read this book at least once
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Helpful Score: 1
Very good book and a quick read. I enjoyed it very much.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was different than a lot of books about women, with a 'supernatural' twist. Really enjoyed it, although I was apprehensive about it at first.
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Helpful Score: 1
I'm a fan of the author. Summerhouse is a GREAT book!
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a very good book. The timeline that the author used to unfold each woman's story made the book very entertaining and hard to put down. If the book leaves you with a warm fuzzy feeling and looking at the blessing in your own life, it has done it's job.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a wonderful story that I would recommend for any woman in a relationship or who struggled with a relationship in the past. I was able to identify closely with one of the characters in this story, and really enjoyed it. I have to admit that I was not prepared for the "twist" in the plot. What a great read!
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Helpful Score: 1
I couldn't put this book down, I just had to know what would happen to each of the girls. It was a fun read full of twists with a fun plot.
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Helpful Score: 1
I love all of her books but especially the more recent ones. This book is fairly easy to keep up and keeps the reader interested. I definitely recommend following up with the sequel "Return to Summerhouse".
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Helpful Score: 1
This book really pulled me in. The characters were well-developed, and the plot was interesting. A satisfying read when all is said and done; I can't wait to read book 2!
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Three friends get to see what might have been when they get to relive their past! very good
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By far one of my very favorite books ever......


Three best friends, all with the same birthday, are about to turn forty. Celebrating this turning point at a summerhouse in Maine, Leslie Headrick, Madison Appleby, and Ellie Abbott are taking stock of their lives, their loves, and their choices. But none of them expects the gift that awaits the trio at the summerhouse: the chance for each of them to turn their "what-might-have-beens" into reality...when a mysterious "Madame Zoya" allows them to relive any three weeks from their pasts. Will the road not taken prove a better path? Each woman will have to decide for herself as she follows the dream that got away...
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Good for light entertainment.
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Three best friends, all with the same birthday, are about to turn forty. Celebrating this turning point at a summerhouse in Maine, Leslie Headrick, Madison Appleby, and Ellie Abbott are taking stock of their lives, their loves, and their choices. But none of them expects the gift that awaits the trio at the summerhouse: the chance for each of them to turn their "what-might-have-beens" into reality...when a mysterious "Madame Zoya" allows them to relive any three weeks from their pasts. Will the road not taken prove a better path? Each woman will have to decide for herself as she follows the dream that got away...
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3 best friends about to turn 40, celebrate at summerhouse in Maine, chance to turn back time
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Jude Deveraux is excellent at eliciting emotions from our past!! This book has an unusual twist as does most of Deveraux's books.
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I read this twice, easy read...great for the beach!
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I really loved this book. It was so much fun to read. Wonder where I'd go back to in time if I had the chance?
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Good summer read - strong book about women and how much we mean to each other....gm
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Three women, reunited after a brief friendship now 19 years in the past, are offered the chance to go back in time and change their own history.
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Never read anything by this author before but I really enjoyed this book. Very interesting reading about the lives of 3 friends.
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i loved this book....
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A good summer read. One of those If you had the chance would you do it books.
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Good book...nothing spectacular but nice easy read.
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A nice concept - but the story is told in repeated flashbacks, which is difficult to follow in audio format.
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Wonderful book!
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Enjoyable book. Didn't realize it was about time travel until well into the story so it was a pleasant surprise. Loved it!
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This book was very good. All women who have raised children should be able to relate to this.
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Great read! Really makes you think,especially if your married.
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A fluff read about 3 women who want to rewrite their pasts. An enjoyably read, but not solid enough to be a keeper. Though I love this quote... "Still smiling she carried the TV through the doorway; then she gave it the strongest heave she could manage... When it hit Alan's oversized brick barbecue and the glass front of the TV smashed, Leslie didn't think she'd ever heard a more satisfying sound "
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Enjoyed this book.
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Loved this book!
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A change from my usual genre, and having no previous experience with Ms. Deveraux, I chose this book soley from the description. It was thoroughly enjoyable and really made me pause to wonder if I would alter the path my life has taken, if given the chance.

It is a very well written, page turning book that lets you see 3 women grow up and take the chance on themselves that maybe they didn't have the courage to do the first time around. Now, I am off to read "Return to Summerhouse"...

Happy Reading!
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Loved this story!! Wow - wouldn't it be great to have this chance?
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If Only you could rewrite your past? This is a great friendhip book not at all what I expected. Interesting and fast read.(Well I couldn't put it down) :P
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If you ever would like to see what happens if you changed your past, read this book. It's a feel good book about friendships and choices. Read this book and then "Return to the Summerhouse".
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The three women's stories are gripping -- a fast read.
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FANTASTIC STORY. Love the characters, love the dialogue, love the concept.
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Very enjoyable book. Who wouldn't like to go back and have a chance to make a change in your past? These three women are given that opportunity and have another chance at happiness.
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Another great Jude Deveraux book! It takes you into the lives of the women in the book, great beach or sitting by the fire book!
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Jude Deveraux can wrap the reader up in her stories so that you care about the characters. This book is no exception. Three women who met briefly early in their adult lives, then went their seperate ways, have an opportunity to renew their friendship. One has become a very successful author and contacts the other two with the offer of a reunion. But that reunion turns out to include the chance to relive their lives. Will they take a different path, or the same one? Oh, so good!! This is a must read!!
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A wonderful story of three women getting a do-over for their lives. Wish it could really happen.
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This premise of this book fascinated me. I enjoyed it so much that (after having read it and passed the book along) I had to order another copy to keep!
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Three best friends turn 40 and are given a chance to rewrite their pasts. Really liked this book. Light reading.
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Fun and light. Interesting premise. I liked it.
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This has got to be her best book. I loved it! It was very entertaining and very hard to put down, and the ending was the best!
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Great read!!
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a story of three friends meeting at a summer house after years of seperation. they each get a chance to turn back time and live what "might have been".
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A very quick read which I just couldn't put down.
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Three best friends, all with the same birthday, are about to turn forty. Celebrating this turning point at a summerhouse in Maine, Leslie Headrick, Madison Appleby, and Ellie Abbott are taking stock of their lives, their loves, and their choices. But none of them expects the gift that awaits the trio at the summerhouse: the chance for each of them to turn their "what-might-have-beens" into reality...when a mysterious "Madame Zoya" allows them to relive any three weeks from their pasts. Will the road not taken prove a better path? Each woman will have to decide for herself as she follows the dream that got away...
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This book is about three women turning foty, celebrating at a summerhouse in Maine. I think you'll find this enjoyable reading.
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This book was not a regular choice for me, but it was fun. Three best friends who have the same birthday go away for the summer to celebrate their fortieth birthday. They meet a mysterious Madame Zoya who allows them to relive any three weeks from their past.
This was a very fun read! I am so glad I picked it up!
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Three women on a flute meet find out in time that they were put together for a reason. For a christian type book a bit on the supernatural twist, which is something I do not believe in but all in all this is really a good read. Women can relate to these women in today's time. If you could go back and change your life and decide after three weeks if you want the life you already have or the life to begin again at that point, which would you choose. I applauded two of the women in the book and was a bit disappointed in the decision of the third. It is really a good read and I did have a hard time putting the book down. I was reading it before work, at lunch and missing my favortie TV shows to just read the book.
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really enjoyed this book
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Thia was really a good book. Three friends and their mistakes. Then they all have the chance to re-do part of their lives. What to do and what would you do?
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Book was slow going in the beginning, but as it picked up speed I was totally drawn
to all 3 women & couldnt wait to find out what happens to them. I thought the story was
wonderful, unbelievable & very insightful all at the same time. This book will really
give you something to think about. What would you do if you were given this chance of
a lifetime? To me, all 3 women made the right choice for the right reasons. Share this
book with a few of your good friends & then get together & talk about what you would all
do if given such a gift. Its fun!
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This was a fun escape book.
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If you are one that likes to put yourself in the books you read, this is a great one. It caught my attention from the beginning wanting to know what each woman was going to say happened in their lives. I like the idea of people meeting, as these woman did in the DMV and were able to become friends out of that meeting. It's a "good feeling" read.
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I've already read it twice! This one is staying on my bookshelf!
Delightful!
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I loved this book!
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An excellent book.
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This book was very enjoyable to read, I liked it alot!
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Very good read!
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Three best friends, all with the same birthday, are about to turn forty. Celebrating this turning point at a summerhouse in Maine, Leslie Headrick, Madison Appleby, and Ellie Abbott-friends since they met in line at the New York City Department of Motor Vehicles nearly two decades ago-are now taking stock of their lives and loves, their wishes and choices. But none of them expects the gift that awaits her at the summerhouse: the chance for each of them to turn their "what-might-have-beens" into reality.....
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What if a woman could go back to the beginning and rethink her choices for love and life? When Leslie Headrick, Madison Appleby, and Ellie Abbott first met, they were in their early 20s and the world lay before them with its infinite possibilities. Now that they\'re about to turn 40, they reunite for a weekend at a summerhouse in Maine where they share the details of their lives during the past 20 years. Each woman has serious doubts and questions about the path she chose to follow, but none of them suspect the startling opportunity they\'re about to be offered to relive those choices and change their futures.
Thought-provoking, entertaining, and downright delightful, Jude Deveraux\'s The Summerhouse deftly develops the individual stories of the three women in fascinating detail while maintaining the overall focus on the central tale. The ties of sisterhood and shared experience that bind the three resonate with depth and clarity--no wonder then that Deveraux is a perennial favorite with readers. There is little doubt that this volume will join her lengthy list of bestsellers
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I loved this book!! What a great story. Very entertaining and enjoyable!!! Loved all the characters and I didn't want the book to end! Highly recommended!
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Loved this book. Her style of writing CAPTIVATES your mind and takes you away to that happy place you want to be. Missed a few hours of sleep, while not being able to put this one down. Lu
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Loved it!!
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Wonderful story!!
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A story about friendship that takes an unusual twist. Can you really "go back" in time to see what might have been? What would you choose if it was possible? Ellie, Madison & Leslie have the chance to find out in this interesting book.
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Excellent book, the first 50 pages or so were a little slow but after that I couldn't put it down.
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Three best friends, all with the same birthday, are about to turn forty. Celebrating this turning point at a summerhouse in Maine, Leslie Headrick, Madison Appleby, and Ellie Abbot are taking stock of their lives, their lives and their choices. But none of them expects the gift awaiting them at the summerhouse: the chance for each of them to turn their 'what-might-have-beens' into reality...when mysterious "Madame Zoya" allows them to relive any three weeks from their pasts. Will the road not taken prove a better path? Each woman will have to decide for herself as she follows the dream that got away...
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Great read! I really enjoyed it!
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I cringed when this was chosen for my book club. I was very surprised to enjoy it as much as I did. The story follows three best friends as they turn forty and take stock of their lives. Each gets a chance to see "what might have been" if each had taken a different path in life. Interesting for a book group to discuss.
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Have you ever wanted to rewrite your past?

Three best friends, all with the same birthday, are about to turn forty. Celebrating at a summerhouse in Maine, Leslie Headrick, Madison Appleby, and Ellie Abbott are taking stock of their lives and loves, their wishes and choices. But none of them expect the gift that awaits them at the summerhouse: the chance for each of them to turn their "what-might-have-beens" into reality...

Leslie, a suburban wife and mother, follows the career of a boy who pursued her in college wonders: what if she had chosen differently? Madison dropped a modeling career to help her high school boyfriend recover from an accident, even though he'd jilted her. But what if she had said "no" when her old boyfriend had called? Ellie became a famous novelist, but a bitter divorce wiped out her earnings -- and shattered her belief in herself. Why had the "justice" system failed her? And could she prevent its happening the second time around?

Now, a mysterious "Madame Zoya," offers each of them a chance to relive any three weeks from the past. Will the road not taken prove a better path? Each woman will have to decide for herself as she follows the dream that got away...and each must choose the life that will truly satisfy the heart's deepest longings.
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3 best friends, all with the same birthday, are about to turn 40. Celebrating this turning point at a summerhouse in Maine. They are all tkaing stock of their lives, loves and choices. But no one expects the gift that awaits the trio at the summerhouse: The chance for each of them to relive and 3 weeks from their pasts. Will the road not taken prove a better path? Each woman will have to decide for herself as she follows the dream that got away...
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I loved it!
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Deveraux intertwines the lives of three women who have a chance to change anything in their past lives....
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Good quick beach read
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If you had a chance to change the past 19 years of your life, would you take it? See what happens to the ladies in this story when they get this opportunity... this was a fun story!
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Great characters and plot!
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One of Jude's best!!!
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Easy, fun read. Great girly book...
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A mysterious "Madame Zoya" allows 3 best friends, who are about to turn 40,to relive any 3 weeks from their pasts. Each woman will have to decide for herself if the road not taken proves a better path.
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I don't usually read books of this genre, but I liked the premise of having an opportunity to go back to an earlier time, to redo a past mistake(s). And the author had received many favorable reviews. But the book was a disappointment. The writing was stilted and awkward - her words and sentences were without beauty or grace. Similarly, there was no subtlety in the way she discussed her characters. Everything was spelled out bluntly, as if she doesn't expect her readers to be bright enough to read between the lines. I will not be reading any of her other work.
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I can understand why this book was on the New York Times Bestseller list. The premise is interesting; I think anyone who reads this book might also wonder how their life would change if they had taken a different road.
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I truly enjoyed this book from start to finish. I have never read anything by Jude Deveraux until this and I just loved it. Great description, feelings and emotion. I loved the ending. A good read at anytime.
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This is a great book, about three women that have the same birthday and about to turn forty.They met 19 years ago on their 21st birthday and are now having a reunion to chace up on the years gone by .But none of them expects the gift that awaits them,to turn their what-might have -beens into reality......when a mysterious madame zoya allows them to relive any three weeks from their past. Fun reading.
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Not up to Jude's normal standards. It was an interesting plot, but a very slow read.
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Fun, sensitive, colorful book
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THREE BEST FRIENDS, ALL WITH THE SAME BIRTHDAY, ARE ABOUT TO TURN FORTY. CELEBRATING THIS TURNING POINT AT A SUMMERHOUSE IN MAINE.
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A fun look at how the character's lives might have been had they made different choices in the past.
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This book is a "I cannot put it down" page turner. You will, undoubtedly, love it!!! Put it on your reading list and after you have inhaled it, you can leave a similar rave on here!!
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Great story about three girlfriends turning 40 on the same day. It is the story of their lives... Read it in one day.....
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I really loved this book. Somehow I ended up with the second book before the first one and loved it too. They are easy to read and follow.
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I enjoyed this story so much! The author has a way of painting a believable image for me.
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Three best friends, all with the same birthday, are about to turn forty. Celebrating this turning point at a summerhouse in Maine, Leslie Headrick, Madison Appleby, and Ellie Abbott are taking stock of their lives, their loves, and their choices. But none of them expects the gift that awaits the trio at the summerhouse: the chance for each of them to turn their "what-might-have-beens" into reality...when a mysterious "Madame Zoya" allows them to relive any three weeks from their pasts. Will the road not taken prove a better path? Each woman will have to decide for herself as she follows the dream that got away....

Jude Deveraux's marvelous New York Times bestseller is a touching and delightful exploration of the wishes and longings that live deep inside every woman's heart.
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Have you ever wanted to rewrite your past?

Three best friends, all with the same birthday, are about to turn forty. Celebrating at a summerhouse in Maine, Leslie Headrick, Madison Appleby, and Ellie Abbott are taking stock of their lives and loves, their wishes and choices. But none of them expect the gift that awaits them at the summerhouse: the chance for each of them to turn their "what-might-have-beens" into reality...

Leslie, a suburban wife and mother, follows the career of a boy who pursued her in college wonders: what if she had chosen differently? Madison dropped a modeling career to help her high school boyfriend recover from an accident, even though he'd jilted her. But what if she had said "no" when her old boyfriend had called? Ellie became a famous novelist, but a bitter divorce wiped out her earnings -- and shattered her belief in herself. Why had the "justice" system failed her? And could she prevent its happening the second time around?

Now, a mysterious "Madame Zoya," offers each of them a chance to relive any three weeks from the past. Will the road not taken prove a better path? Each woman will have to decide for herself as she follows the dream that got away...and each must choose the life that will truly satisfy the heart's deepest longings.
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Have you ever wanted to rewrite your past?

Three best friends, all with the same birthday, are about to turn forty. Celebrating this turning point at a summerhouse in Maine, Leslie Headrick, Madison Appleby and Ellie Abbott are taking stock of their lives, their loves and their choices. But none of them expects the gift that awaits the trio at the summerhouse: the chance for each of them to turn their "what-might-have-beens" into reality...when a mysterious "Madame Zoya" allows them to relive any three weeks from their pasts. Will the road not taken prove a better path? Each woman will have to decide for herself as she follows the dream that got away...