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Posted August 23, 2010
Not worth your time
I have read other books by Fern Michaels and have enjoyed them - good easy reads. Dear Emily, however, was a poorly put together book with the main character possessing quite annoying character flaws. She referred/spoke to herself as "Emily Thorn" about once per page, and was a dithering whining person whom I failed to care about. I cared more about the supporting characters than about Emily, who made it a practice to run away from, or yell at those she "loved" (and for some reason, she had many people who loved her). I completed the book only because I was hoping for Emily to have some metamorphosis, or for her to hopefully recognize that she had many people in her life supporting her.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I must also mention the quite poorly executed writing in this book as well. The dialogue was often quite difficult to follow, and the all of the characters would jump from one topic or feeling to another in the course of a conversation with no rhyme,reason, or connection. It made for a very odd read at times.
While the plot had a good premise and promising storyline that may could relate to, the odd style (45 years old is apparently over-the-hill to Fern Michaels) and annoying main character made this a laborious read.
Posted September 28, 2011
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