Adam's Fall

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For the past few years, Lilah Mason has watched her sister find love, get married, and have children, while she's been more than content to channel her energies into her career. A physical therapist with an unsinkable spirit and unwavering compassion, she's one of the best in the field. But when Lilah takes on a demanding new case, her patient's life isn't the only one transformed. Her new patient, Adam, challenges her methods and authority at every turn. Yet Lilah is determined to help him recover the life he's ...

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Overview

For the past few years, Lilah Mason has watched her sister find love, get married, and have children, while she's been more than content to channel her energies into her career. A physical therapist with an unsinkable spirit and unwavering compassion, she's one of the best in the field. But when Lilah takes on a demanding new case, her patient's life isn't the only one transformed. Her new patient, Adam, challenges her methods and authority at every turn. Yet Lilah is determined to help him recover the life he's lost. What she can't see, until it's much too late, is that while she's winning Adam's battle, she's losing her heart... And as professional duty and her passionate yearnings clash, she must choose the course right for them both.

Physical therapist Lilah Mason has taken on a demanding new case: a tough patient who challenges her at every turn. Yet Lilah is determined to help Adam recover the life he has lost--even as she loses her heart to him. Sexy, funny, and deeply satisfying, Adam's Fall is a classic Sandra Brown tale. Features a preview of Brown's upcoming new hardcover Heaven's Price.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553567687
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/28/1994
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 183
  • Sales rank: 440,239
  • Product dimensions: 4.15 (w) x 6.88 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown is the author of more than fifty New York Times bestsellers, with over seventy million copies of her books in print. She and her family divide their time between South Carolina and Texas.

Biography

In 1979, Sandra Brown lost her job at a television program and decided to give writing a try. She bought an armful of romance novels and writing books, set up a typewriter on a card table and wrote her first novel. Harlequin passed but Dell bit, and Brown was off and writing, publishing her works under an assortment of pseudonyms.

From such modest beginnings, Brown has evolved into multimillion publishing empire of one, the CEO of her own literary brand; she towers over the landscape of romantic fiction. Brown has used her growing clout to insist her publishers drop the bosom-and-biceps covers and has added more intricate subplots, suspense, and even unhappy endings to her work. The result: A near-constant presence on The New York Times bestsellers list. In 1992, she had three on the list at the same time, joining that exclusive club of Stephen King, Tom Clancy, J. K. Rowling, and Danielle Steel.

Her work in the mainstream realm has taken her readers into The White House, where the president's newborn dies mysteriously; the oil fields and bedrooms of a Dallas-like family dynasty; and the sexual complications surrounding an investigation into an evangelist's murder. Such inventions have made her a distinct presence in a crowded genre.

"Brown is perhaps best known now for her longer novels of romantic suspense. The basic outline for these stories has passionate love, lust, and violence playing out against a background of unraveling secrets and skeletons jumping out of family closets," wrote Barbara E. Kemp in the book Twentieth-Century Romance & Historical Writers . Kemp also praises Brown's sharp dialogue and richly detailed characters. "However, her greatest key to success is probably that she invites her readers into a fantasy world of passion, intrigue, and danger," she wrote. "They too can face the moral and emotional dilemmas of the heroine, safe in the knowledge that justice and love will prevail."

Critics give her points for nimble storytelling but are cooler to her "serviceable prose," in the words of one Publishers Weekly reviewer. Still, when writing a crack page-turner, the plot's the thing. A 1992 New York Times review placed Brown among a group of a writers "who have mastered the art of the slow tease."

Staggeringly prolific, Brown found her writing pace ground to a halt when she was given a different assignment. A magazine had asked her for an autobiographical piece, and it took her months to complete. Her life in the suburbs, though personally fulfilling, was nonetheless blander than fiction. That may be why she dives into her fiction writing with such workhorse gusto. "I love being the bad guy," she told Publishers Weekly in 1995, "simply because I was always so responsible, so predictable growing up. I made straight A's and never got into any trouble, and I still impose those standards on myself. So writing is my chance to escape and become the sleaziest, scummiest role."

When she started writing, her goal was always to break out of the parameters of romance. After about 45 romances, the woman who counts Tennessee Williams and Taylor Caldwell among her influences told The New York Times that felt she had reached a plateau. In fact, she doesn't even look at her books as romances anymore. "I think of my books now as suspense novels, usually with a love story incorporated," she said. "They're absolutely a lot harder to write than romances. They take more plotting and real character development. Each book is a stretch for me, and I try something interesting each time that males will like as well as women."

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  • "I hate to exercise and only do so because I absolutely must."

  • "I love to eat and my favorite foods are all bad for the body. Fried chicken and gravy, TexMex, red meat (hey, I'm from Texas!). My only saving grace is that I'm not that fond of sweets. Salty is my thing. Chocolate cake and ice cream I can skip. But a bag of Fritos. . ."

  • "It takes me a long time to go to sleep, usually because I read in bed and hate to put down the book. But when I do nod off, I'm a champion sleeper. I can easily do eight or nine hours a night."

  • "My worst "thing" is mean-spirited people. People who deliberately belittle or embarrass someone really irk me. The people I admire most are the ones who find something good about even the most undesirable individual. That was a quality my mother had, the one I hope most to emulate."

  • "I have a fear of gravity. Recently my whole family went to Belize. We had several adventures. We tubed a river through miles of cave, wearing head lamps so we'd have illumination. No problem. I scaled Mayan ruins. I rode horseback (on a monster named Al Capone) through the rain forest. No problem. But I couldn't zip line. Even though my five-year-old grandsons did it with glee, I just couldn't make that leap."

  • "I and my husband are huge fans of Jeopardy! We never miss it if we can help it. Does that make us complete dorks?"

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      1. Also Known As:
        Laura Jordan, Rachel Ryan and Erin St. Claire
      2. Hometown:
        Arlington, TX
      1. Date of Birth:
        March 12, 1948
      2. Place of Birth:
        Waco, Texas
      1. Education:
        Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Texas Christian University, 2008
      2. Website:

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    • Anonymous

      Posted July 24, 2013

      totally loved this book.................can read it n number of

      totally loved this book.................can read it n number of times n still not be bored..................................love mrs.brown's work

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    • Anonymous

      Posted September 2, 2008

      Love NOT at first sight

      Adam's fall is one of those books you can't stop reading you kinda know what will happpen kinda easy to guess the ending but, you have to keep reading to make sure. This book was a good read. The charcters are really easy to relate to.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted December 26, 2003

      great story

      i loved the story, and thought it complamented fanta c vey well. if you haven't read either read fanta c first, its the sweetest story, and adam's fall is the sexyest.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted March 18, 2003

      Heart warming story!

      I have just started reading Sandra Brown's books and I am definitely hooked on them. I loved her Texas trilogy and I was wondering if the rest of her books were that good. After reading this one, I know that they are. This book was wonderful. I didn't want it to end! Adam and Lilah were so entertaining. This is one that I will pass along to my friends.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted April 18, 2001

      Not to be missed.

      Sandra Brown is one of the best romantic authors out there. This story was wonderful and I'd recommended it to anyone. It's a must read!

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    • Anonymous

      Posted March 6, 2001

      she did it again!!!!

      Mrs. brown is the reason I got into reading.This book is just another example of her talent and I would recomend this book to anyone.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 23, 2000

      Best Book of All

      This was one of the first Sandra Brown books I had ever read and it did not dissapoint me. Thanks to this book, I am now hooked on all of Brown's books. The theme of the story is getting over misunderstandings and differences. It is also, like all of her books, about finding love.

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