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Hand-Me-Down Heartache

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2012

    Good Read

    This book was surprisingly good. Think that many women will be able to relate to the characters. I think we all have either been in the seat of the main character Nina or know someone similar to her or the other characters. I was moved by her strength and glad she was able to overcome her struggles. You won't be disappointed by this story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2004

    Drama Filled

    I must admit when this book was first introduced to me, I didn't know if I wanted to read it. It started out a little slow but I really enjoyed the story line. I believe that all women could related to Maurice, he was out of controll. The more I thought about it, it is amazing the things that we as women put up with. I would definetly recommend the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2003

    Road to Self Discovery

    Hand me Down Heartache express the self discovery of Nina Lander a recent college graduate making great effort to achieve independence in her life. She begins to work hard to launch the male dominated career of sports anchor. Nina is madly infatuated with Maurice, a rookie basketball player. Growing up in a household with an abusive father and a mother that refused to stand up for herself, she doesn¿t recognize the affect it has had on her. The legacy of her parent¿s relationship reflected the way she responded in her relationship. Nina strongly holds on to the relationships she has with Maurice, she continues to love him strongly side stepping the many hurtful things he had said and done. Nina is extremely disturbed with her father¿s behavior towards her mother and she was beginning to hater her mother for accepting it. Nina is very observant toward her mother and fathers relationship but she refuses to examine her own relationship wit Maurice which is very similar. Maurice abruptly ends the relationship and leaves Nina crushed. Just as the waters were trouble in her love life with Maurice Leonard Jones comes back in her life. Leo has likes Nina ever since freshman year in high school and he is willing to do love her and show her that she is appreciated by just being who she is. Spending time with Leo is a breath of fresh air form Maurice¿s Manipulating way, but Nina¿s heart still yearns for Maurice¿s love and attention. This book takes you on an emotional ride with Nina, there were times when I became annoyed wither decision to still run after Maurice. She was so weak when it came on to saying no to him and she would do what ever it took to get some attention from him. She doesn¿t realize that she is being influenced by her parent¿s relationship. She was stuck in the physiological state of mind that Maurice¿s actions were indeed ok; she continuously blamed her self for ¿provoking¿ him into acting the way he does. Even though Nina¿s best friend Janelle gives her strong advice to leave Maurice and allow Leo in he life Nina find this difficult to accomplish. Her obsession with Maurice makes her behave irrationally, and she almost loses Leo when she returns to Maurice¿s arms. Leo is the perfect man. His silent confidence and his willingness to forgive are two of his most charming characteristics. Leo truly love Nina and he wants more than he is sure that she can give, but he never pushed her to make a decision she wasn¿t ready for. He remained open minded about her situation with Maurice. There is a possibility that Nina might grow form all this and make the right to decision and find true happiness.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2003

    Great, emotional book!

    This book turned out to be a surprisingly good one. The characters were realistic with their problems and mistakes. I could relate to a few of the characters. Buy this book and you'll be giving it to your girlfriend with the men problems in no time!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2002

    What a delightful read!

    I was very please with this book-as I was with Sorority Sisters. Hand-me-down Heartache was so good, I couldn't put it down. I finished it in two days.I love what Nina saw in Leo. He was good for her. I went through all of her emotions with her. (So glad that she finally realized Maurice wasn't worth her time, but sorry that things came to what they did for her to realize it.) I can't wait for this author's next book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2001

    GO BUY NOW!!


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