Finding Mary Blaine

Finding Mary Blaine

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by Jodi Thomas
     
 

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Prominent Attorney's Wife Killed In Bombing

The morning's newspaper headline leaves Blaine Anderson reeling. Only a few hours ago she'd dragged herself dazed and bleeding from the smoking rubble, but it might as well have been a lifetime ago—because now the world believes she is dead.

Before Blaine can reach her

Overview

Prominent Attorney's Wife Killed In Bombing

The morning's newspaper headline leaves Blaine Anderson reeling. Only a few hours ago she'd dragged herself dazed and bleeding from the smoking rubble, but it might as well have been a lifetime ago—because now the world believes she is dead.

Before Blaine can reach her husband, the bomber strikes again. With terrifying clarity she realizes he's bent on wiping out the witnesses to his crime—and she's one of them. Without money and ID she becomes Mary Blaine, hiding in a homeless shelter, knowing it's too dangerous to go home.

Meanwhile, her husband, Mark, realizes his carefully managed life is beginning to crumble. After years of taking Blaine for granted, he finally grasps how nothing—not even a promising career in politics—is worth it without her by his side. Desperately he searches for anyone who was with Blaine just prior to the blast. But instead, he finds something—someone—much more important.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Beautiful Blaine Anderson, who lives in a posh Austin, Tex., townhouse with her lawyer husband, Mark, seems to have it all. In reality, she's a timid trophy wife who's secretly terrified by city traffic, threatened by change and especially frightened that her possible pregnancy might further alienate the career-driven Mark. To find out if she really is pregnant, Blaine visits a women's free clinic, but while she's there, the clinic is bombed in an apparent act of anti-abortion terrorism. Blaine soon realizes that the bombing was an unfathomable attempt by Mark's senior partner to kill her. Unable to contact her husband without endangering him, the injured and bewildered Blaine lives among the homeless, and in doing so confronts her fears as well as a relentless killer. Thomas (The Widows of Wichita County, etc.) skillfully, and at times humorously, depicts the various street characters who assist Blaine, and she does an excellent job of portraying Mark's moving metamorphosis-with the help of an irresistibly eccentric old lady neighbor-from cold careerist to caring human being. By the book's end, the author has believably revitalized the dead-end relationship of two emotionally numbed people. Agent, Ruth Cohen. (Aug.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
"Jodi Thomas will render you breathless!"(Romantic Times)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781460362990
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
03/25/2014
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
114,535
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas is a fifth-generation Texan who sets many of her stories in her home state, where her grandmother was born in a covered wagon. She is a certified marriage and family counselor, a Texas Tech graduate and writer-in-residence at West Texas A&M University. She lives with her husband in Amarillo, Texas.

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Finding Mary Blaine 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Austin, Texas, Blaine and Mark Anderson barely talk to one another as their lives have become comfortably managed by him. An attorney, Mark is considering running for public office, but does not contemplate Blaine¿s fears of public appearances. Mark goes on to work while Blaine leaves him a note that she is going to a clinic and they need to talk later. An explosion rips through the clinic killing some people including a nurse holding Blaine¿s coat and rings while she was being examined. Blaine, now knowing she is pregnant, survives in a daze, but the papers declare her dead when Mark recognizes her jewelry. ---- Unable to reach her spouse, Blaine goes undercover using her first and middle name Mary Blaine hiding in a homeless environment as the bomber, realizing she lived, searches for her. When Mark learns his wife is alive, he begins a street search for her because he loves her and rejects the notion that she just simply left him. With the help of street people, Blaine survives and makes friends, but the killer is coming and aid from her spouse is cut off by his employer.---- FINDING MARY BLAINE is an exhilarating romantic suspense that focuses on a mousy heroine surviving by befriending street people. The story line moves forward at a fast clip, but readers gain an appreciation for Mary, Mark, and several folks she befriends. Though the inability to reach Mark sees odd in an age of communication even with his mentor manipulating much of the scenario, fans will appreciate this rousing look at the plight of the homeless wrapped inside an exciting thriller.---- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the relationships
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Rosedale More than 1 year ago
I am so happy to see Jodi Thomas branching out into new territories -- what a refreshing fun and exciting story this one was -- never a dragging moment -- more of a "can't put this down" type novel. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK and give us more of these good reads!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago