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Because I Wanted You
Because I Wanted You
Author: Annie Garrett
ISBN-13: 9780312966591
ISBN-10: 0312966598
Publication Date: 10/1998
Pages: 226
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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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From Library Journal
Ruby Maxwell, host of a popular TV talk show, never dreamed that secrets from the past would surface to mar her climb to success. She had been careful to hide details of her life prior to her glamour-filled Fifth Avenue existence. Not even Paul Carrigan, her fiance of appropriate social status, knows the truth. But a reporter looking for upward mobility brings Ruby's Appalachian family into the public eye, with potentially disastrous results. Will past love indiscretions bring Ruby to ruin in full view of her TV audience? Or will her innate sense of charm save her skin? This is a well-told, enticing tale from a celebrity journalist and author of Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground (LJ 1/96). Recommended for popular collections.?Heather Blenkinsopp, Mercy Coll. Lib., Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.
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Beautifully written story... I couldn't put it down... A quick read... Didn't want it to end...
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Back of book Cover: What If Your Darkest Secret Was the Only Thing That Could Light Up Your Life?

Though she grew up in the poorest pocket of rual Appalachia, sophisticated, smart Ruby Maxwell now has everything: a national talk show with soaring ratings, an exquisitely furnished Fifth Avenue apartment, and a wealthy, good-hearted man who loves her.

But, when a news-hungry reporter uncovers a dark secret from her past, it threatens everything Ruby has worked so hard to achieve, forcing her to confront the mistakes she has made and the true love she left behind.

In a heartwrenching tale that careens from Manhattan's glass towers to Kentucky's rolling hills, Annie Garrett offers us a contemporary heroine caught in a dilemma straight from todays headlines.

Mu opinion: Reminicent of Oprah Winfreys saga surrounding her illegitiment child years before she became famous--a compelling read.