Book Reviews of Taking Back Mary Ellen Black

Taking Back Mary Ellen Black
Taking Back Mary Ellen Black
Author: Lisa Childs
ISBN-13: 9780373230372
ISBN-10: 0373230370
Publication Date: 8/1/2005
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Harlequin
Book Type: Paperback
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Modern tale of a divorced mom who is getting her life back together and learning what she wants out of life for herself and her children.
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"A starter marriage hadn't been the first act Mary Ellen Black had meant to script for herself, but bowing out provided hard-won perspective: The most important things in life were not things at all, but the people she held dear . . . the lovable eccentrics she called family!"

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I really enjoyed this book. :)
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She's all dressed up & ready to take on the world.
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Easily readable, and you enjoy seeing how Mary Ellen gradually gets back her self-respect, and deals with her great jerk of an ex-husband and even her constantly-criticizing mother. The frequent misunderstandings with her best friend and the new man she (Mary Ellen) feels attracted to, which come to resemble the artificial twists in plot of a soap opera began to wear on me part way through. Still, it is a cute story.

Unfortunately, it won a one-way ticket to our trash bin with, near the end, around 9 pages of description of torrid sex that I had to flip through to get to the remaining non-explicit pages and the end of the story.

Not my cup of tea at all, but I should have seen it coming in all the references to how hot the guy is and what she would like to do with him, only she so lacks self confidence that she can't believe he might really care for her and not hurt her like her husband. Well, if I had realized it was a Harlequin book, which I only noticed when I came to write a review, I would have known better than to order the book to begin with. (It doesn't say "Harlequin romance" or even "Harlequin" on the front cover.)

Anyone who doesn't like very explicit and long sex scenes should avoid this book. I wish I had.
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read it the same day I got it in the mail. Very good book. If only we could all 'find our true selves' again or even try - it would be a wonderfully good thing
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A starter marriage hadn't been the first act Mary Ellen Black had meant to script for herself, but bowing out provided hard won perspective: The most important things in life were not things at all, but the people she held dear. In her case, the lovable eccentrics she called family, the ones who were more than ready to support her leading role - if only she'd step into the spotlight. So now Mary Ellen's drafted act 2 - her return home - and she's pretty sure she's ready for the performance of Her Life, starring a strong, single mother of 2.

She's all dressed up and ready to take on the world..and take back the woman she was meant to be.