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For All Their Lives

For All Their Lives

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From the wildly beloved bestselling author Fern Michaels, a haunting portrait of love and war—and the passionate woman swept into an epic of desire, heartbreak, and destiny.
 
Casey Adams, a dedicated nurse, loses her heart overseas to idealistic officer Mac Carlin, the rebellious scion of a wealthy family. Then tragedy strikes. Believing that

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From the wildly beloved bestselling author Fern Michaels, a haunting portrait of love and war—and the passionate woman swept into an epic of desire, heartbreak, and destiny.
 
Casey Adams, a dedicated nurse, loses her heart overseas to idealistic officer Mac Carlin, the rebellious scion of a wealthy family. Then tragedy strikes. Believing that Casey has died in an explosion, Mac returns to San Francisco grief-stricken, to a life he didn’t want but now accepts. And yet Casey is still alive, keeping Mac in the dark after learning that he kept from her a shattering secret. Once home, Casey finds healing in the hands and heart of a brilliant plastic surgeon and forges ahead under a new name and with a new career. But fate charts a collision course for her and Mac, now a U.S. senator who doesn’t recognize the compelling TV producer getting under his skin. For Casey, this full-circle journey cannot be denied, no matter what. For only by reclaiming the woman she was and the life she lost can she embrace the magic of unexpected love.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Michaels ( Vixen in Velvet ) provides an ample serving of schmaltz in this romantic potboiler linking a half-French, half-American army nurse and a wealthy idealist who volunteers for Vietnam to escape his power hungry father and icy wife. The lovers meet first before donning khakis, when Casey, who was raised in a French orphanage, inherits a house in San Francisco from the father she never knew. Mac has fled Alice, who is pregnant, though not with his child (he never told her he's sterile). He spends his last civilian days chasing Casey, neglecting to mention he's married. Later, in Vietnam, they squeeze an idyllic affair into moments snatched from bloody operating rooms and night maneuvers. Then a bomb blast disfigures Casey, who wakes from a coma to find she's been misidentified--and, worse still, misled by Mac. Claiming amnesia, she is shipped to the States for convalescence. Mac finishes his tour of duty awash in grief, then ascends to the Senate. At his side is a kinder, gentler Alice, now mother to a child with Down's syndrome. With Casey working in TV, Mac and she are bound to meet again. Michaels employs nearly every cliche of the romance genre: emotional orphans, buried lineage, switched identities. The result is more frenetic than satisfying, but should please this veteran paperback author's fans. Major ad/promo. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345523846
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/05/2010
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
742,137
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(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.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Summerville, South Carolina
Place of Birth:
Hastings, Pennsylvania
Education:
High School

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