Desperate Measures

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Bestselling author Fern Michaels has always thrilled readers with her involving novels of contemporary women looking for love in the face of overwhelming odds. Now, in DESPERATE MEASURES, she brings to life the spellbinding story of a love triangle, and the heartbreak and elation that come with the search for true love. . . .
An orphan whose wealthy uncle saved him from a life of poverty, Pete Sorenson has lived a fairy tale life—complete with a sweet princess named Annie who ...
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Overview

Bestselling author Fern Michaels has always thrilled readers with her involving novels of contemporary women looking for love in the face of overwhelming odds. Now, in DESPERATE MEASURES, she brings to life the spellbinding story of a love triangle, and the heartbreak and elation that come with the search for true love. . . .
An orphan whose wealthy uncle saved him from a life of poverty, Pete Sorenson has lived a fairy tale life—complete with a sweet princess named Annie who provides the emotional support that Pete needs to launch his career as a high-powered attorney. But then Maddie Stern enters Pete's life. Maddie was a foster child, too, and her breathtaking beauty and mysterious allure entrance Pete. Together they plan a wonderful future. But just days before the wedding, Maddie disappears. His world shattered, Pete reaches out to the one person who has always been there for him. Annie leaves behind her life in Boston to pick up the pieces for Pete, both of them knowing that Maddie must be out there somewhere. . . .
Filled with all the drama, passion, and emotion that have made her novels international bestsellers, DESPERATE MEASURES is Fern Michaels writing at the top of her form and her storytelling best.

An orphan whose wealthy uncle saved him from a life of poverty, Pete Sorenson has lived a fairy-tale life--complete with a princess named Annie. But then Maddie Stern enters Pete's life. Maddie was a foster child, too, and her allure entrances Pete. But just before their wedding, Maddie disappears. Pete reaches out to the one person who has always been there for him--Annie.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345523853
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 196,297
  • Product dimensions: 6.92 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

Fern Michaels is the New York Times bestselling author of the sizzling quartet of contemporary novels Texas Rich, Texas Heat, Texas Fury, and Texas Sunrise, as well as the steamy books in the Captive series: Captive Passions, Captive Embraces, Captive Splendors, Captive Secrets, and Captive Innocence. She is also the author of Serendipity, Seasons of Her Life, To Have and to Hold, the Kentucky trilogy, and the Sisterhood series.

Biography

Born Mary Ruth Kuczkir in Hastings, Pennsylvania, Fern Michaels was married and the mother of five before she embarked on her long, successful writing career – a career that began with something midway between a challenge and a command. When her youngest child went off to kindergarten, Michaels's husband imperiously ordered her (in just so many words) to get off her ass and get a job. Long years in the domestic trenches had left her short on marketable skills, so she decided trade off her lifelong love of reading and write a book. Just like that. The domineering, unsupportive husband is history. And Michaels has gone on to pen bestselling romance after bestselling romance. Just like that..

With typical modesty, Michaels does not claim to be a great writer; however, she admits proudly to being a born storyteller. Her bulging bookshelf proves she is all over the map, producing with equal facility hot historicals, lighthearted contemporary capers, adrenaline-laced thrillers, and heartwarming tales of family and friendship. She is especially adept at writing stories about women who prevail in hard times – a reflection, perhaps, of her own struggles in her marriage and early career.

Raised to believe that the fortunate in life have an obligation to give back, Michaels devotes a lot of time to philanthropic concerns. She has established a foundation that grants four-year scholarships to needy students and has set up pre-schools and daycare centers for single mothers. She is also an avid animal lover and has been known to own as many as five dogs at a time.

In 1993, Michaels picked up stakes and moved from her home in New Jersey to a 300-year-old plantation house in Charleston, South Carolina. She and the dogs share the house amicably with a friendly ghost whom Fern has dubbed Mary Margaret. In addition to stopping clocks and moving pillows from room to room, Mary Margaret has been known to occasionally leave flowers on Michaels's nightstand!

Good To Know

Michaels confesses in our interview: "I'm a junk food junkie and a chocoholic. My desk drawers have more junk food in them than paper and pens. I chomp and chew all day long. At night I get up and eat Marshmallow Fluff right out of the jar. In between eating, I write."

Her first "sort of, kind of job" was in market research. Michaels recounts the gig's low-point in our interview: "I had a partner and we were testing a new pressurized drain cleaner. All you had to do was put this can in the drain, squeeze and supposedly the drain would open right up. It did, all right.

"The whole wall collapsed, and stuff that was in there for a hundred years flew everywhere. The lady didn't tell us the drain backed up to her kitchen drain and disposal. The company didn't care that we smelled like a sewer or that our clothes were ruined. The lady got a new bathroom, and we both got fired."

Michaels reveals some of her sources of inspiration: "Inspiration comes from everywhere. The title for Finders Keepers came from a cartoon with two chipmunks that my grandson was watching. I had a title but no story. I finally came up with one to fit that wonderful title.

"Names for characters sometime come from television. I had a character named Metaxis which is odd to begin with. There is a news anchor on T.V. who has that same last name. Sometimes it will just be a word someone says in passing, something I read or saw. There's no rhyme or reason to it. It's almost like, okay, I need something here, stay alert and it will happen."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Mary Kuczkir
    2. Hometown:
      Summerville, South Carolina
    1. Education:
      High School

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2010

    HORRIBLE!!!

    This book was by far one of the worst books I've ever read. The whole storyline i found very ridiculous and boring..i honestly couldn't even finish it.

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  • Posted November 22, 2009

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    A must read!!!!!!!!!!!

    I will always read Ms.Micheals books.They have such escapism ability. Make yourself a nice hot cup of tea and sit down and enjoy... I know I did.

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