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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2006

    A must read

    This book was hilarious, funny and brilliantly written. The author captures your attention from the start. I was born and raised in Willow Grove and knew of all the surrounding areas the author took us too. She captures the area in it's likeness. The book had you wetting your pants and then wanting to go through the book, and slap some sense in some of the characters heads. Mrs. Bellamy has out done herself in this novel and I can't wait to read her next book arrivals, thank you for letting me get away from my hectic schedule for 3 days:) (that's how long it took me to read the book). Denise from Philadelphia

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2006


    Supremely written, with excitement,vitality,originalty and witty characters. Loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2005


    I can't remember the last time I had such a hard time trying to find something good to say about a book. The plot takes place in Philadelphia but gives a bland flavor of the color that exists there. I read almost half of it to try to find something interesting about the writing style, characters, story, something.... sorry, no can do.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2005

    Absolutely A Hit!!

    Departures and Connecting! Often compared to The Women of Brewster Place, Departures introduced a group of strong women living in Philadelphia. Raucously funny, generous, loyal and always authentic, these are the same women that continue in Connecting. The deceit, betrayal, astrological information, tarot readings and love, love, love will keep you page turning all night! Love You! Helen

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2005

    She's Done It Again!!

    I loved Connecting more than Departures. The characters came alive in this book. Ms. Bellamy captivated the audience from the first chapter, with Paula up to her usual. She is still using what she has to get what she wants. I guess in some cases, we all do. Maybe not just like Paula. Paula has no devotion to anyone but herself, it has always been about Paula and she is not going to let anyone or anything in her way to get what she wants. I think Paula had never had any sense of belonging she finds her home within her selfish desires. In Connecting, Ms. Bellamy shows you how Paula is slowly working her way up to the Warden. Paula knows he is the man that can help her have some control in the prison. I love the way Ms. Bellamy springs surprising on you. You do not have any idea that Paula¿s roommate, Josie has stolen the recorder. You know, Paula will make you dislike her, but all in all, she is smart, if only street smart. Look how she gets the Warden to give her a camera and then he lets her take pictures of him. Now on to other Characters¿Emily and Jared, the couple made from heaven. Emily and Jared love one another unconditionally. Even when Jared felt Emily had been sleeping with Leo, he spoke to her with his heart and what could she do, but play it off. He gave it straight. Emily and Jared are meant to be, they have that connection, the karma to know that something is wrong with the other person even if they are not around. Horace is the man of my dreams. He devoted to his children. Family is the very essence that defines who he is. He believes in his children, yet he will not totally trust everything they say if it does not feel right. He supports his children whole-heartedly and gives them what they want as well as need. He believes in commitment and he commits to it. He takes control of situations and is responsible for his actions. He believes in getting to the root of the problem, by what ever means necessary. He is dedicated to his job, his woman and his children come first. Amber has grown up now and taking charge of her life. She has a firm father and she adores him for this and they have a meaningful father and daughter relationship. Amber is somewhat like her mother, she is street smart. Amber is better at judging and she mature for her age. She is determined not to fall in her mother¿s foot steps, yet she still has that determination of having what she wants. I just do see Amber using her body to get it. Amber will take a chance at life, but she going to think through her process first. She is not Horace¿s biological daughter, but she is self-assertive like him. She likes this older guy and is welling to be deceitful to her father in order to be with him. Yet, she feels that she had to do this because her father will not trust her judgment. I love Ms. Bellamy¿s new characters, they add adventure in her new book. From the adoption of a new Chinese baby, named Pilar to the abduction of the baby, Ms. Bellamy slams us with ongoing action. You can¿t stop reading because you simply don¿t know what the hell will happen next. The text is well written on the adoption of a baby for China legally, down to the very cost. Here she actually gave you the entire process from the very beginning to end with all the legal documentation needed. You could almost see the check being passed from Purdy to the baby¿s cousin, Ling-Ani. While in China, we learned that single woman having baby girls, could bring death on their newborns. Chinese feel females are not as valuable as males. Purdy truly has it going on. He is a profound doctor, who knows what he wants and can buy it, if necessary. Purdy is classy he likes all the finest things in life, money is not an issue. Purdy wasn¿t looking for a committed relationship with any female other than his new daughter, Pilar. She turns his life around totally. While on vacation in China, Purdy¿s focus was on his d

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2005

    The Saga continues

    Don't read this book when you are facing a deadline! I was fortunate to be able to reconnect with the characters I met in Departures. The gang's back with more adventures and paybacks to dish out. This time you won't see things coming until they are in your face. You''ll find yourself cheering and just shaking your head saying 'oh, my.' There are surprises abound. Author Adrienne Bellamy creates colorful images of her characters that you can see so vividly. Meeting up with old familar characters is a joy and meeting the new ones is a priviledge. Read this book when you have time to read it through because once you start, you're not going to want to put it down until you get to the last page. Happy reading!

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