Book Reviews of A Week from Sunday

A Week from Sunday
A Week from Sunday
Author: Dorothy Garlock
ISBN-13: 9780446695336
ISBN-10: 0446695335
Publication Date: 11/2/2007
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 46 ratings
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
I can't think of any Dorothy Garlock book I've read that I haven't enjoyed, and I can add this one to the list. I especially enjoy those from this time frame; she does a great job creating the mood and feelings for the time setting.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really liked this book, as I've liked all Dorothy Garlock books I've read. I think she did a great job of depicting a small, southern, sawmill town and the residents in it! Great read.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is my first book by Dorothy Garlock; I enjoyed reading about this area (northern Louisiana) and this time frame.

The premise seemed interesting: Adrianne Moores father has died (her remaining parent) and she finds that attorney Richard Pope has stolen her inheritance. In order to get some of it back, she must agree to marry him a week from Sunday.

Realizing that she cannot marry such an obvious and odious thief, Adrianne decides to run away. It is odd that she waits until the day of her wedding to leave home.

It also struck me as odd that she would drive in a serious rain storm. If she had left a day or two earlier, she probably would not have had the wreck.
Richard Pope and Lola Oxnard were cardboard characters. They had no redeeming characteristics; remember that even Adolph Hitler had Eva Braun -- who loved him, black soul and all.

The fact that Quinn Baxter (Adriannes love interest) did not choose to see Lolas evil intentions toward Adrianne seemed ludicrous. He fairly dismissed the fact that Lola locked Adrianne in the attic which could have led to her death. Odd.

I was surprised by some things in the epilogue. Although the characters had discussed the fact that Jesse (handicapped brother to Quinn) did not want to spend his life running the bar, it was rebuilt after the fire. Why? This wasnt explained.

The thing that really bothered me was the time inconsistency in the epilogue. Jesse was a beginning high school junior at the beginning of the story. However, by the end of the story hed graduated. The epilogue did not indicate that such a long time had transpired.

I enjoyed the story but saw there were lots problems with the execution of this book.
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very good
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Absolutely a wonderful read. Takes place in the 1930's about the struggles living in the hearland. Adrianna has just had a double shock, her father has died and he has left his entire estate to his lawyer, and not so honest lawyer and social climber. He promises to give back her inheritance, but only if she agrees to marry him "A Week From Sunday".
Adrianna is repulsed by his proposal and desperate to escape, and knows there is only one thing she can do---run. She meets a rugged lumberjack and bar owner and this man can make a whole new life possible for her---if she accepts his bargin. Will this bargin be enough to help her escape the lawyer, the enemy who is after her? this was a perfect read. Loved it
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one of those feel good books, easy to read yet, It is pretty matter of fact, obviously know what is coming next. good fights evil and good wins. the book was ok, if you want a simple story this is it.
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I have grown to love Dorothy Garlock's works. However, this is not one of her best in my opinion. I thought the romance and drama were played out to excess and that there wasn't a lot of suspense as in her other books.
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Really good read. Had my heart racing at times!
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This was a great book. I love all her books. Not a boring moment. :)
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This is my first book by Dorothy Garlock; I enjoyed reading about this area (northern Louisiana) and this time frame.

The premise seemed interesting: Adrianne Moores father has died (her remaining parent) and she finds that attorney Richard Pope has stolen her inheritance. In order to get some of it back, she must agree to marry him a week from Sunday.

Realizing that she cannot marry such an obvious and odious thief, Adrianne decides to run away. It is odd that she waits until the day of her wedding to leave home.

It also struck me as odd that she would drive in a serious rain storm. If she had left a day or two earlier, she probably would not have had the wreck.
Richard Pope and Lola Oxnard were cardboard characters. They had no redeeming characteristics; remember that even Adolph Hitler had Eva Braun -- who loved him, black soul and all.

The fact that Quinn Baxter (Adriannes love interest) did not choose to see Lolas evil intentions toward Adrianne seemed ludicrous. He fairly dismissed the fact that Lola locked Adrianne in the attic which could have led to her death. Odd.

I was surprised by some things in the epilogue. Although the characters had discussed the fact that Jesse (handicapped brother to Quinn) did not want to spend his life running the bar, it was rebuilt after the fire. Why? This wasnt explained.

The thing that really bothered me was the time inconsistency in the epilogue. Jesse was a beginning high school junior at the beginning of the story. However, by the end of the story hed graduated. The epilogue did not indicate that such a long time had transpired.

I enjoyed the story but saw there were lots problems with the execution of this book.
reviewed A Week from Sunday on + 1111 more book reviews
This is my first book by Dorothy Garlock; I enjoyed reading about this area (northern Louisiana) and this time frame.

The premise seemed interesting: Adrianne Moore's father has died (her remaining parent) and she finds that attorney Richard Pope has stolen her inheritance. In order to get some of it back, she must agree to marry him "a week from Sunday."

Realizing that she cannot marry such an obvious and odious thief, Adrianne decides to run away. It is odd that she waits until the day of her wedding to leave home.

It also struck me as odd that she would drive in a serious rain storm. If she had left a day or two earlier, she probably would not have had the wreck.

Richard Pope and Lola Oxnard were cardboard characters. They had no redeeming characteristics; remember that even Adolph Hitler had Eva Braun -- who loved him, black soul and all.

The fact that Quinn Baxter (Adrianne's love interest) did not choose to see Lola's evil intentions toward Adrianne seemed ludicrous. He fairly dismissed the fact that Lola locked Adrianne in the attic - which could have led to her death. Odd.

I was surprised by some things in the epilogue. Although the characters had discussed the fact that Jesse (handicapped brother to Quinn) did not want to spend his life running the bar, it was rebuilt after the fire. Why? This wasn't explained.

The thing that really bothered me was the time inconsistency in the epilogue. Jesse was a beginning high school junior at the beginning of the story. However, by the end of the story he'd graduated. The epilogue did not indicate that such a long time had transpired.

I enjoyed the story but saw there were lots problems with the execution of this book.
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I love everything Dorothy Garlock writes. A very good book from start to finish
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A loveley book