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Posted February 22, 2011
Love love loved it
I totally LOVED this book. I love all her books but this was soooo good. It's Brenda Jackson at her best. The dynamics between Erica and Brian are so real my heart broke for them at some parts and i just wanted to shake her mother I mean goodness. Their love story shows that you have to have faith in the person you love because the test will come to shake you up. The intimate moments in this book are scorching hot and yet also sweet. GET this book you will not regret it.
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Posted February 23, 2011
See how true love wins out over lies and deceit, a must read.
A Silken Thread -- Kimani Press -- March 2011 -- Brenda Jackson -- Erica Sanders and Brian Lawson were soul mates. They were planning to get married. Everyone thought that they were made for each other, everyone except for Erica's mother, Karen. Karen has tried to discourage them from marrying. Karen wants Erica to marry Griffin Hayes. Griffin and Erica had been friends since childhood and they loved each other, but they were not in love with each other. With Erica holding tight to Brian, Karen decides to hire a private investigator to dig up something on Brian so that Erica will break off the engagement. The information that the P.I. discovered wasn't what Karen expected, but she would still use it, even if it would scandalized and destroy their families. -- April North was Erica best friend, who Karen didn't like because April was from the wrong side of town. Even if April was now a high paid model, she still wasn't good enough to run around with Erica. Griffin starts to show interest in April, and Karen couldn't let that happen. Griffin had to marry Erica if her family curse was to be lifted. -- Brenda Jackson brings love, intrigue and betrayal into this story that will tear at your heart. Karen will go to any means to see Erica and Brian's engagement broken. Will Erica and Brian's love be able to with stand the damage that Karen brings to bare on them? The bond of true love is strong like "a silken thread", it knows no end. Watch for Ms. Jackson next book, "A Wife for a Westmoreland" in Harlequin Desire in April.
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Posted July 9, 2013
This is truly Mrs. JACKSON at her best! I am a fan and have read alot of her books......but this is at the top of the list. I love all the different relationships and the way she tells their story in this book. I wanted to slap Karen! I felt sorry for Wilson......but loved how all the men went after their women!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 18, 2013
A great read!
I loved that this book was totally different from Brenda Jackson's other romance novels. This book was filled with lots of secrets, surprises, and scandal. I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 7, 2012
The plot takes too long and is really drawn out. There's so much extra in this book, it's distracting and kind of hard to finish. Also, it was kind of predictable if you've read Brenda Jackson's previous books. This author kind of gets boring and repetitive in her books and thier style and this one wasn't her best atention capturer and keeper. All in all, if you're looking to pass time, buy, but if your looking for a good read, look at some of her other books, this one isn't her best :-/Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted May 24, 2011
I am normally a fan of Brenda Jackson's....
work, but this was just slow in the beginning and rushed at the end. I am not at all happy that I spent the amount I spent for a nook book when I could have purchased it in paperback a LOT cheaper!!! It took me a good while to finsh this book and finally did so by forcing myself to JUST DO IT!!! I suggest all readers get this book from the libraryWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 5, 2011
I was a bit unsure when I began reading this book, but then it became so enthralling. It amazed me at the legth of total manipulation and devious plotting Erica's mother resorted to in order to get what she wanted. I loved the fact that in the end Erica's mother Karen din't get what she wanted, just what she deserved. This book is a must read. The love and intensity that these characters portrayed left me begging for that same love and intense sexual attraction to my husband.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted March 27, 2011
Great! Great! Great!
This book was outstanding. The best read I've had in a while. Although the plot was predictable, it still kept me reading. The characters were real. You either loved them or hated them. I liked Wilson Sanders. Once he discovered what he had been missing in life, he didn't let anyone shame him into giving it up. In fact, all the men in the story were intelligent and real. I think Karen Sanders was the best villain Brenda has ever conceived. I can't say enough about this story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Secrets and sins from the past threaten to poison the love Erica Sanders and Brian Lawson share. They'd felt a primitive, instinctive need for each other on sight and acted on it. These two beautiful people, from different backgrounds who know they are meant for each other, are oblivious to the undercurrent of evil that seeks to undermine their getting married. Their sensual, sizzling, sexual encounters keep them intoxicated with happiness.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Erica's mother Karen Delbert Sanders never lets her daughter forget how important her family is in their little town and how necessary it is to be associated with the 'right' people.
Even as a child, Erica circumvented her mother's master plan. Her best girl friend was and continues to be April North from the wrong side of town-a girl who does not know who her father is, but became wealthy and well-known anyway. Moreover, Griffin Hayes, whom Erica's mother planned for her to marry, becomes her best male friend but never a lover. They conspired, at an early age, to outwit their managing mothers and seek love rather than settle for an arranged marriage.
The gorgeous, unpretentious, successful young lawyer Brian Lawson from Dallas who had been reared by a single mother just will not do for Erica's husband as far as Karen Sanders is concerned. He just mucks up her master plan. Love does not figure into the equation for Karen-breaking the curse demands a Delbert marry a Hayes and Karen plans to see that Eric and Griffin do just that. She spares no expense and pulls no punches as she sets in to undermine her own daughter's happiness.
Wilson Sanders, Erica's father, and Rita Lawson, Brian's mother, recognize their adult children's love and they support Brian and Erica in their marriage plans. As they pursue their own busy professional lives, they have personal decisions to make that impact Erica and Brian's lives as well as their own-some highly emotional, tense times arise. from these decisions.
While the plot kept me reading at top speed, I did not feel pulled into the experiences with the characters, but felt as if I was on the outside looking in much of the time. Even so, it never entered my mind not to keep reading to find out how the characters, even secondary ones Jaye Pittman and Donna Hardy fare when the tangled web of lies and manipulation finally unravels. Of course, April and Griffin's story is an added bonus not to be missed.
Brenda Jackson weaves together many places and many people to create to tale of manipulation, social prejudice, abuse, social mores, but best of all she weaves in loves that rise above all the evil to soar and sparkle with sizzling sex, sensual settings, and insatiable desires to love and be loved.
Originally posted at The Long and Short of It Romance Reviews