Getting Some of Her Own

Overview

"Gwynne creates a fictional world of ideas and passions. . .truly modern women and men struggling with a torrent of issues. . .delivered in accomplished prose that challenges us to think, feel, and imagine." --Robert Fleming, author of The Wisdom of the Elders

After an absence of sixteen years, Susan Pettiford has come home to North Carolina, this time for good. Thanks to an inheritance, she can start her own interior design business. But it's not quite the life Susan hoped for....

See more details below
Paperback
$15.05
BN.com price
(Save 16%)$18.00 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (31) from $1.99   
  • New (9) from $7.85   
  • Used (22) from $1.99   
Getting Some Of Her Own

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

Available for Pre-Order
This item will be available on February 3, 2015.
NOOK Book (eBook)
$6.99
BN.com price
(Save 7%)$7.59 List Price

Overview

"Gwynne creates a fictional world of ideas and passions. . .truly modern women and men struggling with a torrent of issues. . .delivered in accomplished prose that challenges us to think, feel, and imagine." --Robert Fleming, author of The Wisdom of the Elders

After an absence of sixteen years, Susan Pettiford has come home to North Carolina, this time for good. Thanks to an inheritance, she can start her own interior design business. But it's not quite the life Susan hoped for. Single at thirty-four, she now faces a challenge that forces her to accept one of her dreams will never come true. Battling sadness, Susan decides to engage in a fling. . .

Architect Lucas Hamilton couldn't be more surprised by Susan's dinner invitation--after all, she's the same woman who clearly rebuffed his advances at a recent party. Still, his curiosity overcomes his doubts. The result is a night of seduction neither can forget yet neither intends to repeat. While Susan focuses on her work and a new friendship with her troubled neighbor Cassie, Lucas focuses on his goal to become more wealthier than the biological father he resents for being absent from his life. Then, when Lucas's father resurfaces, he finds himself turning to Susan for counsel. As the complexities of family, work, and their undeniable attraction lead their paths to cross repeatedly, their feelings for each other strengthen. But the secret Susan is hiding from Lucas may destroy any future they share. . .

"Touching, thought-provoking." --Kimberla Lawson Roby, New York Times bestselling author on If You Walked in My Shoes

"A page-turner, and it's one that deserves to be read in a few sittings." --QBR, The Black Book Review on Blues From Down Deep

"An unforgettable read."--Donna Hill, author of If I Could on When Twilight Comes

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

The prolific Forster (Blues from Down Deep; When You Dance with the Devil; etc.) delivers a simplistic story of love and parenthood. Susan Pettiford, a 34-year-old interior designer, moves back to hometown Woodmore, N.C., from New York City after she inherits her aunt's house. Early on, Susan gets a hysterectomy, leaving her to feel doomed to spinsterhood even though there are sparks aplenty between her and hunky architect Lucas Hamilton. Susan won't "let him get too close" because she can't give him a family, and she fills her spiritual void with a tutoring gig, where she becomes very close with two heart-of-gold orphans. Susan's friend and neighbor, graphic designer Cassandra Hairston-Shepherd, meanwhile, isn't ready to start a family, which rankles her husband enough that he threatens to leave her. Lucas has fatherhood issues, too, and they come to a head when his long-absent father reappears on the scene. Everything works out neatly and sweetly, but some readers may have trouble with the book's underlying philosophy about women's roles and motherhood. (Aug.)

Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780758213105
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,028,525
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2007

    A reviewer

    This book had great purpose and meaning, but the story just dragged on and on. I felt like Ms. Forster kept repeating alot of the same things over again. The story ended with a happy ending which is always uplifting. For women who are having a difficult time conceiving, this is a must read for you. Enjoy.....

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2007

    A reviewer

    This book had great purpose and meaning. But the story just dragged on and on. Ms foster, to me kept repeating alot of things over and over again. The story ended with a happy outcome which is always uplifting. For women who are having a difficult time conceiving, this is a most read for you. Enjoy

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2007

    Great story with a joyous ending

    Susan Pettiford has some issues and she is trying to work around them. She starts with seduction that keeps the man she meant for a one night stand in her life. She makes adjustments in her life to compensate for what is missing and the story just gets better and more interesting... Enjoyable read.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)