The Year Everything Changed: A Novel

The Year Everything Changed: A Novel

by Georgia Bockoven


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The Year Everything Changed: A Novel by Georgia Bockoven

“Bockoven is magic.”
—Catherine Coulter

Four sisters who never knew their father—or each other—come together around his deathbed and learn what it means to be a family in The Year Everything Changed , a magnificent novel brimming with heart and feeling from author Georgia Bockoven. The bestselling, award-winning writer who enthralled readers with The Beach House and Another Summer returns with a masterful work of contemporary women’s fiction that fans of Jodi Picoult and Marian Keyes will read, share, and remember for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062069320
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/23/2011
Edition description: Original
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 250,847
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Georgia Bockoven is an award-winning author who began writing fiction after a successful career as a freelance journalist and photographer. Her books have sold more than three million copies worldwide. The mother of two, she resides in Northern California with her husband, John.

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Year Everything Changed 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In March 2000, attorney Lucy Hargreaves sends letters to four women. In the note, she says she represents Jessie Patrick Reed, who claims to be their biological father that none of them ever met or new existed. He is dying and would like to meet them in his home in Sacramento. Ginger Reynolds and Marc Osborne are divorcing but he will not leave until their two children understand he is not leaving them, but is stunned to learn her loving caring parents adopted her. Twentyish filmmaker Christina Alvarado slightly remembers him but never understood why he left her; her mate Randy wants her to go in case Jessie is rich so they can fund a project in Los Angeles. Rachel Nolan learns her husband Jeff is having an affair with Sandy on the same day she finds out that a Jessie Reed claims to be her father. Elizabeth Walker loves her husband Sam, her younger sister Stephanie and her mom Denise, but though years have passed she never understood why her dad Jessie deserted her; now he wants to see her but she does not want to see him though she wants to confront him. Now four stepsisters meet for the first time when they visit their dying biological dad. This is a discerning extended family drama that focuses on how much society changes over the decades as some taboos become acceptable and others not. This book is character driven by the four stepsisters; each having widely different personalities, family issues and diverse reasons for wanting to know why he left them. The support cast especially Lucy and Jessie enhances an epic thought provoking look at how societal customs change over time. Harriet Klausner
BluGal29 More than 1 year ago
I rarely write book reviews, but could not pass up the opportunity to share how great this book was. The characters were engaging and I could not wait to see how each progressed. Once I started reading I could not put this down. I highly recommend this one.
SusanC1 More than 1 year ago
A good book for summer reading or reading while the games r on this fall. As an adopted child, I always look for books with that theme. Was not full of surprises just more of a compassionate view of parents, as sometimes we tend to view them more harshly than we ever should. Got a bit slow at the end...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read most of Ms.Bockoven's novels and anxiously await another telling about the Beach House characters. Although I expected a good read, the characters in The Year Everything Changed stay with you long after the reading ends. In less than two days I finished their story yet wanted more.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You won't be wasting your money
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im usually not this harsh, but this book was horribly written! I couldnt get past the first few pages of run-on sentences!!! Save your money for another book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good read. It reads fast and keeps the interest going
Anonymous More than 1 year ago