The Things We Do for Love

The Things We Do for Love

by Kristin Hannah
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Recently divorced Angela Malone leaves her glamorous and fast-paced life as an advertising executive in Seattle for the peace and calm of her childhood home. Her marriage ended because she and her husband, Conlan, had been unable to conceive a child, and the constant stress that this brought upon their marriage was more than either of them could handle. Angie returns home to the arms of her large Italian family in West End. Her new role --- to help rebuild DeSaria's, the family's restaurant, which was her deceased father's pride and joy. Angie finds herself hiding from the ghosts of her past within the warmth of her family. Kristin Hannah is an extraordinary novelist who has created a real and vivid portrait of motherhood and the choices that women face today. THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE explores the emotional journeys of women who have found themselves lost within their own lives. Hannah writes with spirit and sympathy to create a novel that is rich in detail with characters who are courageous and believable. THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE is an excellent story about the obstacles in life, the strength of love, and the beauty of hope.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Things We Do for Love by Kristin Hannah, is one of my favorite books I have read in my whole life. Hannah has written this nobel with the intention to touch every body's heart. The characters, in this lovely nobel, are full of emotions and feelings that really got to the reader. Angela DeSaria Malone, the youngest of three daughters in the DeSaria family, divorces Conlan after fourteen years of romance, love, disappointment, and hard times after fourteen years of been married. After the death of her child, a failed adoption, and the divorce, Angie moves back to the town that had seem her growth. West End is a small town where everyone knows each other, and this makes Angie a little nervous about what people could say. Now everyone knows that the DeSaria's princes has returned home but with no baby and no husband. Helping her family revive the DeSaria's Restaurant, Angie, finds a way to not think in her problems. The restaurant is where she spends more of her time and where she meets Lauren Ribido.This lovely girl, Lauren, will help Angie find the love and hope she needs. Lauren and Angie become best friends sharing feelings, love, emotions, and all their problems. Lauren, finding herself in a pregnancy situation, decides to give in adoption her baby to Angie. Knowing that it was a risk Angie decides to take the responsibility of this baby. The relationship Angie and Lauren have makes Angie strong enough to get back with Conlan. Ending this nobel with emotion and love as through all the book.
poosie More than 1 year ago
Angie experiences so much loss in her family and searches for peace. Heartwarming, heart-wrenching and emotional. This one will tug at your heart strings. Wonderful portrait of motherhood, courage and all facets of love. I also recommend EXPLOSION IN PARIS,ROSEFLOWER CREEK, and Smashcut
kerala More than 1 year ago
Having adopted children myself this book is beyond tear-jerking --- it caused torrents to flow --- but all tears were ultimately tears of joy and love and relief. We all dream of finding someone that can be part of our lives in the most intimate of ways --- unconditional acceptance --- to see someone find this --- even in a novel --- releases a lifetime of seeking and hoping in the form of overwhelming emotions. Real life may never be as ultimately satisfying as this wonderful book may suggest is possible but from my own experience the longing of a person who has no real 'home' is something I have sometimes wondered about --- now through this book I have a glimpse at the the emotions and feelings that must flow unendingly through the body and mind of every dispossesed person. It makes me weep just to think that my adopted children must bear these thoughts and feelings at any level --- I know they can never be erased ---- the scar of abandonment is something they must live with and I can do nothing about it except to show them that I will be there --- I cannot allow the fear of a second abondonment grow stronger in their minds --- the first cannot be reversed but I can ensure it doesn't happen again. It is part of the job and joy of being a parent. Thank you Kristin Hannah for allowing me to understand a little better what those close to me are living with.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Angela DeSaria Malone, the youngest of three daughters, just suffered through the worst year of her life. From her father's death and the death of her only child, infant daughter Sophia, to the end of her marriage. So Angie comes back home to West End, to the bustle and craziness of her family and the family's failing business. While trying to put her life back together and help restore the business, she meets a young teenager named Lauren. ....................... Lauren has never known a mother's love, nor the love of a family. But circumstances for her into the open arms of the DeSaria family. Angie and Lauren find happiness in their situations. Angie finally experiences motherhood and Lauren finally understands the feeling of being loved. But nothing can prepare the two for the trial that lies before them or for the unimaginable reward waiting for them on the other side. .................................. ***** ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! I fell deeply in love with this book. Such a wonderful and poignant story that shows the true meaning of love and family. I have become a avid fan of Kristin Hannah after this one. *****
Guest More than 1 year ago
Angela and Conlan Malone divorce after fourteen years of marriage because she never recovered from emotional setbacks caused by her infant¿s death and a failed adoption. The advertising guru flees Seattle for her hometown of West End, a few hours away. In town, her recently widowed mom and her sisters welcome her home, but the siblings still hold some resentment on the special treatment their dad provided to his Princess while they slaved in the family restaurant, DeSaria¿s........................................ Since the fourth grade, Lauren Ribaldo has worked to insure she would never duplicate the loser life of her mother. When she lost her job due to cutbacks, she searched for employment to pay the rent, but high school seniors have limited opportunities. Angela needs to help the teen, finally hiring her as a waitress while she struggles to save the family business. As she helps Lauren improve her life, Angela feels she receives more back as she has the child she always wanted, though she thought it would be playgrounds for a while not fancy dates. Déjà vu will soon test the relationship between these proud folks..................................... Readers will appreciate this deep relationship drama starring a solid female protagonist struggling with emotional setbacks and a fine support crew that brings Angela further alive for the audience. The story line is filled with emotional excitement whether it is the restaurant, the broken link with Conlan or the growing relationship between Angela and Lauren. Fans of a five tissue box character study will enjoy THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE and want a future tale starring an older Lauren.............................. Harriet Klausner
Patokagwp More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful story about life's choices, finding of self and family. It tells a tale of a woman's search for a child and a young teen's search for a mother. It tells of mistakes and ways of dealing with them. It shows what happens when "me" isn't as important as "us". I can's say enough GOOD about this story. It is fantastic. It is thought provoking and every mother and every daughter should read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah has written a lovely novel about love of family, the importance of friends, and preciousness of motherhood no matter how it is attained. Angela, the baby and the princess in the DeSaria family is going through tough times in her life. After the death of a long awaited child. She and her husband Conlan decide to divorce. Now, Angela DeSaria Malone is heading home alone to her family which now consists of her two older sisters and her mother. Angela had hoped to sneak into town and settle in unnoticed, but she had forgotten what it is like to live in a small town. Everyone knows that little Angie has returned home--no baby, no husband, no job. Angie settles in the family summer cottage hoping to find herself, and her place in life. She never dreams that helping the family revive their failing restaurant and a flyer placed on her car windshield will help her find peace and happiness. Recommended for feel good reading. Vannie((~.~)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book! All about family, friends and just life. 321 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just love Kristin Hannah more every time I read one of her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite book ever is Kristin Hannah's "The Nightingale" . This book "The Things We Do for Love" is one of a thought provoking as real life with each person's view and has kept my interest throughout the book, wishing for a sequel. It really brings home the facts of the consequences of your actions....Lauren's as opposed to Davids. It also shows that sometimes second chances do work. I fell in love with most of the characters and disliked others. I highly recommend this book and any others by this author. cmj
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lived this book
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I have read The Nightingale and The Things We Do for Love. Both books where amazing and I did not want to put them down. For someone who has never been much of a reader, I am hooked and will be reading more of Kristin Hannah's books. She is a very talented writer and knows how to draw you in and make you feel like you are a part of the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After having read the Firefly Lane books by Kristin Hannah, I thought nothing could compare, but she keeps surprising me. I thought this book was utterly amazing, I'm sad to have finished it. You can't help but fall in love with every single character, and think how much fun it would be to be a member of their family. I could certainly indentify with Lauren and Angie (for different reasons) and it actually brought back many memories. I am amazed with the accuracy of thoughts and feelings that Hannah writes. This was next to impossible to put down, and even when I wasn't reading it, I yearned to pick up my nook again. My only wish is that she'd write a sequel. This is simply a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Read it in a day, could not put it down
Liz11FL More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love all the novels I've read, thus far, by Kristin Hannah. Each one is full of realistic life lessons and experiences that the readers can relate to. I look forward to my quiet time with Kristin. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tear jerker indeed
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Really good book
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