The Things We Do for Love

The Things We Do for Love

Large Print - 2004
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Angela DeSaria Malone and her husband tried desperately to have a child, until finally their marriage collapsed under the weight of lost dreams. After the divorce, Angie moved back to her hometown and rejoined her loud, loving, slightly crazy family. In West End, Angie will find the man who once again will open her heart to love--and get to know a girl who will change her life. Lauren Ribido, seventeen, lives in a run-down apartment in a bad part of town with a mother who cares more about her next drink than about her daughter. From the moment they meet, Angie sees something special in Lauren. They form a quick connection, and when Lauren is abandoned by her mother, Angie doesn't hesitate to offer the girl a place to stay. But nothing could have prepared Angie for the far-reaching repercussions of this act of kindness.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, 2004
Edition: Large print ed
Description: 595 p (large print) : 25 cm
ISBN: 9780739443644
Branch Call Number: LP Hann


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Jun 16, 2018

Good story - very enjoyable. It's a feel good story and nice that it is set in the PNW.

Oct 18, 2016

Enjoyable read. I recommend it for anyone considering or going through IVF. Some valuable lessons are learned by everyone in the story.

Brooklynnnjv Aug 16, 2013

Another enjoyable book by this author!

Jun 18, 2012

Another satifying read by one of the queen of "women's" fiction. Angie, whose marriage was seemingly ruined by failing to have a child returns home to mama and sisters who run the family restaurant. After joining in the business she meets a troubled and virtually motherless teen (Lauren) who moves in with Angie and then gets pregnant by her rich boyfriend. This seems like a pretty true to life story except for Lauren's mother. She's just like Tully's mother in Firefly Lane. I find it impossible to accept that any mother who bothered to give birth and keep a child could care so little. Oh well. In this story Angie and Lauren learn that we can all benefit from both receiving and providing a little mothering.

Dec 03, 2011

Amazing, amazing book. Absolutely LOVED it. Cried throughout far too much of the book (happy tears!) and I'd definitely recommend it!!

Jul 06, 2011

Enjoyed reading this story. Very emotional and predictable story between a woman and a teenage girl. Hannah does a great job in describing feelings of each of the characters.

Mar 16, 2010

A great story about a woman who desperately wanted to be a mother and a teenage girl who needed a caring one. Pure Soap Opera but really well done. I very much enjoyed it.

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