May 25, Ashy Khaira rated it really liked it Shelves: american-pie. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
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To view it, click here. Laney Fields fell in love with the wrong man in her teens and ended up carrying his baby which she later had to give up for adoption. Apr 04, Donna rated it did not like it Shelves: ugggghhhhh. Oh the melodrama!!! This was painful. If real people made these kinds of decisions in real life, they should find themselves lying on a leather couch next to someone saying, "Uh-huh. How do you feel about that? I would like to add an "Amen Sister," to that.
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The female MC was so selfish, manipulative, and stalker-ish. I wanted to step in and shake her. She didn't care about anyone. She only wanted what she wanted an Oh the melodrama!!! She only wanted what she wanted and used her money to get it. She is her father's daughter.
This book should have landed on the top of my DNF pile. Jul 18, Joi rated it really liked it. At first I did not like Lainey's character. I didn't understand how she could be gone from her child for 7 years and then just come back and expect for everything to be okay. I lovedddd Wes's character, he would do anything for his daughter. The only thing I didn't like is the fact that he would compromise his values for her as well.
I enjoyed this book and can't wait to read the next one. View 1 comment. Loved it!
Never Again Good-Bye (Second Chances Series #1)
I read this book several years ago and for whatever reason decided to read it again. It was even better this time. I don't think I have ever read a Terri Blackstock book I didn't like.
Now, I want to read the whole series. Feb 27, Karol rated it did not like it Shelves: read-in , borrowed-library , christian-viewpoint. Perhaps this just isn't the genre for me? I found the main female character to be manipulating, totally selfish, and dense.
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Maybe I should've known better, but I didn't realize this was a romance novel when I picked it up. I generally really like Terri Blackstock's work for her thrillers, but this was definitely not one of her best books I've read. It is the first book in her "Second Chances" series, and based on this book, I don't think I'll read any others. Back to the thrillers! Apr 02, Joyce rated it liked it. Laney Fields wants to see the daughter she gave up seven years ago to Adoptive parents Wes Grayson and his wife who has since died of cancer.
Now that Laney knows that Patricia is dead she wants to get to know her daughter and seeks partial custody. The book is well written and is a fast read. It is enjoyable but different from her books on crime as this deals with second chances and forgiveness.
Jun 16, Erika Hayes rated it liked it. Not the best Blackstock book I've ever read but still entertaining. Jul 28, Reader's Paradise rated it it was amazing Shelves: review. When we hurt we tend to hurt others, sometimes not intentionally but out of our own pain. With his wife gone home to glory, Wes Grayson is left to care for his seven year old daughter, balance his business and keep a roof over their heads.
Laney Fields has located her daughter she was forced to give up at birth and wants nothing more than to make sure she is well taken care of. But what she finds is unexpected and the revelation has her r When we hurt we tend to hurt others, sometimes not intentionally but out of our own pain. But what she finds is unexpected and the revelation has her rethinking her plans to walk away. Growing up in a single parent home with a distant dad, leaves Laney concerned and rethinking her plan. She makes Wes an offer that could be the answer to his prayers, but also it leaves him conflicted.
As a Christian the last thing Wes wants is to make God angry. These flawed characters come together in spite of their past hurts and pains for the greater good, if it's enough to keep them together, I'm not telling you will have to read the book. Blackstock took some tough issues like adoption, teen age pregnancy, loneliness, emotionally rejected children, believers and non believers and crafted a fantastic tale of where divine intervention is the main thing.
Missy Readers Paradise 5 book marks Jun 20, Angie rated it did not like it Shelves: audio-book , read , audio-book I found this book to be utterly preposterous. The entire timeline is absolutely absurd. Over the course of 3 or 4 months, the main female character goes from child stalker to suing for custody to forcing the guy into marrying her to getting pregnant and living happily ever after. She was extremely immature, even childish and insecure.
The whole family needed therapy.
The only reason I stuck with the book is because I started listening to it on a road trip and by the time I got done road tripping I found this book to be utterly preposterous. The only reason I stuck with the book is because I started listening to it on a road trip and by the time I got done road tripping, I was more than halfway through. I will be sure to stick only with the suspense novels from now on. Nov 15, Mary Anne MacCrone rated it really liked it. The main characters' struggles in this story really pull you into their pain.
Obviously, since I love romance a happy ending is imperative and this read does not disappoint. Terri Blackstock develops real characters, some Christian and some not yet spiritually mature bringing them together to tell a tale that has you feeling their pain and rejoicing in their happiness throughout. May 10, Alaina rated it it was amazing Shelves: christian , contemporary , library.
I really enjoyed this book. I have never read the original, but it looks like this one is longer. The author is a Christian but in her earlier days did not write like one. When the book was released back to her she has rewritten them. This one is about a lady who finds the daughter she gave up for adoption at birth, and reconnecting with her. It is a cheesy in places and predictable, but still a good read.
I also like that the story is not over the top preachy, or unrealistic. Desperate for Love The storyline is almost too coincidental. An 18 year old girl is forced by her father to give up her baby. The baby gets adopted by a young couple. The wife dies. When the baby is 7 years old, her birth mother meets her adoptive father. The two get married to create a family for the child. It's too predictable even though Blackstock tried to address emotional issues. Predictable Terri Blackstock hzs writfen some of my all time fa vorite books, but this is not one of them.
Of course it is well crafted but i started off not liking Laney and i really didn't change my mind as the story unfolded.
I will read the next in the series and hope for better. Jul 22, Dotty Strickland rated it really liked it. Enjoyed reading this first book of a 4 book series from Teri Blackstock. I especially liked her preface explaining why this series called Second Chances has a special and double meaning!
This is a story of young girl locating her daughter who was given up for adoption at birth and establishing a relationship with her. Frustrating I'm a big fan of this author, but this one was frustrating. The story started out unrealistically then the ups and downs, highs and lows, doubts and insecurities became annoying. Everything is ok now, no, wait, maybe it's not, and on and on. Sorry, really wanted to like it. Oct 23, Catherine Lape rated it really liked it. I wasn't sure I would like this story. I wasn't sure Laney had the right to disrupt the lives of her daughter and her daughter's father.
And yet, as a mother, I would of been very curious about a child of mine, even one I had been forced to give up. What a great testimony to how amazing adoption can be! God often does crazy things. Great book Loved this book. Terri always delivers! The story was inspiring and poignant. The characters were complex and I swung between wanting to shake them and wanting to just comfort them.
Aug 14, Anita rated it liked it. If you enjoy "formula" romance two people meet, have problems, resolve problems, live happily ever after , you'll like this book. I like Terri Blackstock's more recent work better as it has more depth, but this was a good break from the thrillers I've been reading. What a wonderful story!!!!!
I loved from page 1, paragraph 1!!!! Until it ended at the last page!!!! It shows the love of God and His remarkable forgiveness and rebuilding!!! He makes all things new and beautiful!!!! Read and enjoy!!!!! Aug 23, Janice rated it it was amazing. From tragedy comes completeness and joy. This is like a dream come true that only God could make happen. Laney gave up her daughter to adoption and she gets a chance to know and love her daughter since her daughter's adoptive mother has passed away.
I did not like Laney's character at all. Selfish and entitled. I enjoyed this book but the adult characters seemed a little too immature. Jan 07, Nancy Morrison rated it liked it. This book was very predictable. Overall good read but I was disappointed in how pushy and entitled Laney was. This is an older book and that may be why. Aug 06, Glenn rated it liked it. This for me was an okay story - a bit unrealistic in places, but did show how we can get a second chance to make things right There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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Air Force family. She lived Terri Blackstock is a New York Times best-seller, with over six million copies sold worldwide. She lived in nine states and attended the first four years of school in The Netherlands. That, she believes, was the biggest factor in her becoming a novelist.
She sold her first novel at the age of twenty-five, and has had a successful career ever since. In Terri was writing romance novels under two pseudonyms for publishers such as HarperCollins, Harlequin, Dell and Silhouette, when a spiritual awakening prompted her to switch gears. Building the business brings Ric and Katie closer together.
Chemistry still simmers between them, blurring the lines between personal and professional despite their best intentions. Ric trusts Katie to make their business a success, but can he trust her with his heart a second time? Jace never expected to see Anna at his door. Can Jace let go of his grudge and forgive her? Can she trust him again?
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