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Posted November 6, 2007
I have read countless books this year alone. This author¿s style is unique. She doesn¿t follow the standard rules most authors take. Her ending aren¿t always ¿happy endings¿. Her books are an easy read that are hard to put down. This story is not one of her best. This is not a must read. Her lead character can be the one the reader hates the most as in ¿Let There Will Be Pain¿. This time I was indifferent from the onset with the main character. Author needs to work on this. Why read a book about someone you don¿t like or care about? I found myself saying ¿so what or give me a break¿ throughout my read. I didn't get a point.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 15, 2007
THis book was spellbinding. I was riveted by the secrets constantly being revealed on every page. I feel the writing was outstanding and entertaining. I definetly recommend it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 10, 2005
This book was a nice mellow read. It had the drama, the love, and reality. This book kept my attention throughout the story since it flowed so well. I really enjoyed this book, it was a shocker.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 18, 2005
A great read, and I love the ' gotcha' of the distant father and missing mother. Among the story of husband, wife, and son and a lowdow dirty scandalous 'friend', comes the underlying story of the distant relationship with father and daughter. A very well written and told story!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 21, 2004
I enjoyed this book. It is a fast read and will hold your interest. It has a lot going on and it comes together nicely. Tandi is a confused woman about a lot of things: her family, her marriage and her friendships. She finds out everything in the end. This book has humor, suspense, sex, lies and deceit. All of Mallettes books have this exciting drama in them. Definitely worth reading.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 8, 2004
Gloria Mallette¿s sixth novel, Distant Lover, looks at the effects of love on children as they mature into adults. Meet Tandi, a wife and mother. She seems to have the life her friends can only dream about but Tandi is in turmoil. Her marriage is on the verge of destruction, her husband Jared cheated on her several years ago and Tandi can¿t forget it. Her father Sporty, who was a single parent, is a crotchety old man who is bitter and treats Tandi worse than imaginable. Tandi¿s older brother Glynn hasn¿t the time or inclination to listen to anything she says. As a result, Tandi longs for love from someplace. Tandi is fighting depression, disillusionment and pent up anger. She longs for her life to be different in some way. She makes seemingly positive and negative changes. She leaves Jared and takes their son MJ. In her haste to depart she winds up moving in with Sporty. He suffers a stroke, so her quick place to stay becomes more permanent. Glynn is only helpful finding a nursing agency that will place home health aides in the home to relieve Tandi of some of the burden, stress and responsibility. Sporty runs the great majority of them off. Even in his stricken stage, he¿s intimidating and ruthless. He eventually meets his match and is introduced to an aide who can handle him, with her mere presence right when Tandi can take it no longer. Tandi is amazed at the change in Sporty upon meeting this new aide. In the midst of it all, Tandi reminisces on how life could have been and wonders what her first love, Brent can bring to her life. Ironically, he has returned to town after two wives and two-kids and has settled back into the swing of things. Tandi and Brent attempt to rekindle their old flame. Is this what she truly wants? Is this how life should have been for her? Distant Lover covers a lot of territory through well-paced plot and character development. Through Tandi¿s entire journey to self-acceptance, I felt the realness in her persona. Gloria Mallette has crafted yet another memorable novel.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 11, 2009
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