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Finders Keepers epub

by Susan Ericksen,Fern Michaels


Finders Keepers epub

ISBN: 1567405991

ISBN13: 978-1567405996

Author: Susan Ericksen,Fern Michaels

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Unabridged Library Edition; Unabridged edition (July 1, 1998)

ePUB book: 1724 kb

FB2 book: 1347 kb

Rating: 4.7

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FINDERS KEEPERS Read by Susan Ericksen (Bill Weideman, Director.

New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels thrills us, once again, with the story of an unforgettable young woman who was stolen as a toddler from a poor but loving family, and who must journey through a maze of heartbreak before she can reclaim her true identity

New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels thrills us, once again, with the story of an unforgettable young woman who was stolen as a toddler from a poor but loving family, and who must journey through a maze of heartbreak before she can reclaim her true identity. Raised in a magnificent Charleston house, Jessie Roland wants for nothing.

Tanner stopped the car and rolled down the window. Stunned at the sight, Jessie climbed from the car. They’re Christmas lights, and they look like rainbows. There must be thousands. They’re everywhere, Jessie said, her voice ringing in awe. It looks more like a million from where I’m standing, Tanner said joining her. You’re right, they are everywhere, even on the fencing. Jesus! The generators must be working overtime or else she’s sucking kilowatts from the Holt ranch. Luke will be like a wild mustang if that’s what she’s doing.

Mary Ruth Kuczkir, better known by her pen name of Fern Michaels, has written nearly 100 books.

FINDERS KEEPERS Read by Susan Ericksen (Bill Weideman, Director) Growing up in a magnificent Charleston home, Jessie Rowland wants for nothing. Her rich, indulgent father has filled her room with expensive toys, but her frantically over-protective mother keeps her from having friends and never lets her out of her sight. Mary Ruth Kuczkir, better known by her pen name of Fern Michaels, has written nearly 100 books. Her works include fifty bestsellers, with nearly 70 million copies in print

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Kensington Publishing Corp. New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels thrills us, once again, with the story of an unforgettable young woman who was stolen as a toddler from a poor but loving family, and who must journey through a maze of heartbreak before she can reclaim her true identity.

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New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels thrills us, once again, with the story of an unforgettable young woman who was stolen as a toddler from a poor but loving family, and who must journey through a maze of heartbreak before she can reclaim her true identity.

FINDERS KEEPERS Read by Susan Ericksen (Bill Weideman, Director). Growing up in a magnificent Charleston home, Jessie Rowland wants for nothing

FINDERS KEEPERS Read by Susan Ericksen (Bill Weideman, Director). Growing up in a magnificent Charleston home, Jessie Rowland wants for nothing. Until the day her husband suddenly reappears and casts her life into chaos once more. Used availability for Fern Michaels's Finders Keepers, Yesterday, Celebration.

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Growing up in a magnificent Charleston home, Jessie Rowland wants for nothing. Her rich, indulgent father has filled her room with expensive toys, but her frantically over-protective mother keeps her from having friends and never lets her out of her sight. As she grows into adulthood, her family's stifling possessiveness feeds her feelings of loss and isolation and fuels terrible nightmares from which she wakes screaming, night after night. At nineteen, she makes her escape to Washington, D. C., where no one knows her and where, as assistant to a prominent Texas senator, she is soon swept into a whirlwind marriage to his handsome son. But as the Senator's career collapses in scandal, her marriage turns ugly and abusive, triggering again her strange dreams of lost happiness. Finders Keepers is Jessie's story - the story of a child stolen from a loving home . . .of a woman lost in a life that is not her own . . .of a family shattered by an unspeakable crime. Jessie must rip the veil of every illusion before she can reclaim her life, and journey through a maze of heartbreak before she can find her way back to the place she can truly call home.
About a year ago I read my first Fern Michaels book, LATE BLOOMER, and I loved it. It was an emotional roller coaster and I highly recommend it. It made me want to find everything else this author has written, and I've been steadily collecting her books ever since, though I didn't read another one until this one. And I'm sorry to say if FINDERS KEEPERS had been the first one I read instead of the second, I probably would not have bothered to look for any others.

The story itself was good. It was an interesting premise. We meet Jessie as a child, growing up within a rich and affluent family, but terribly unhappy. As soon as she is of age, she drives away, and with Sophie's help, creates a new identity for herself so that her parents won't be able to find her. That aspect was a little unbelievable to me, and was glossed over. We don't know how Sophie got this new identity for her, but Sophie is rich and knows people and can get anything done. Despite the fact that Jessie has a new social security number and a fake background to tell people about, she still uses her real name.

Through Sophie's connections, Jessie gets a job working for a senator, whom she comes to be very fond of and vice versa. One year, knowing she will be alone for Christmas, he invites her to spend the holiday at his ranch in Texas, where she meets his son, Tanner, and Luke, a neighboring rancher. (One little nitpick I had here - the back cover copy says "Lucas Palmer", but his last name in the book is Holt and the name Palmer never appears.)

Towards the end of the book I stayed up way past my bedtime because I didn't want to close the book without finding out what happened next. But the writing. Or rather the writing style I guess. There was a lot of dialogue. Which is fine, characters talking to each other is great. The first scene where Jessie meets Tanner and converses with him was hilarious and made me want to see them get together. But often one character would talk and just ramble on. For instance, Jessie would answer the phone and hold a conversation, and we would only get her side of the conversation. Instead of a back and forth, she says something, the other person says something, we only heard her side of it, but she would repeat what the other person said, almost as if narrating the other person's side so we, the reader, wouldn't be lost. It was annoying. Even in person though, sometimes one character would begin talking and go on and on, and you know the other person is responding, but instead of that person's dialog being written down for us to read, the first character would almost narrate the conversation.

And the mothers in this book! They are all over the top! Jessie has grown up with a mother who is incredibly overbearing. She ran every aspect of Jessie's childhood, and made all of her decision, right down to what clothes to wear, what to eat for her snack, what to do with practically every minute of her time. Growing up, Jessie only had one friend. Sophie's mother and Jessie's mother used to be best friends, but apparently drifted apart after Jessie's family moved away from Georgia. Jessie and Sophie, however, maintained their close friendship, seeing each other during the summer and whenever else they could. While Jessie was at school every day her mother would go through her room. Her father knew she did this, wondering what she could be searching for, but not interfering. When Jessie would come home, she was expected to change into the clothes her mother had laid out on her bed, and then instead of playing like a normal kid, she played games with her mother or did some activity with her. When Jessie's father gave her a pair of overalls, her mother had a cow, insisting that Jessie take them off and that she cannot possibly appear at the dinner table dressed like that. And on and on and on, until Jessie could not wait to get away.

Then there's Sophie's mother, who roamed around the world with her latest boy toy, leaving her daughter home with the household staff. She missed birthdays, Christmas, even her daughter's college graduation. And the senator's wife was also incredibly overbearing with her children, but whereas Jessie's mother loved her to pieces, smothered her with that love and seemed to live only for and to be with Jessie, Tanner's mother was distant and formal and lived to put on a good appearance for all the neighbors.

Overall, I liked the book, liked the story, despite how implausible it all was. The synopsis hints at a secret about Jessie's parents, and even though that secret is revealed to us, the reader, in the prologue, I don't want to say what it is, but it is the driving force of the book, right up to the last chapter.

I will say one last thing that some might construe as a spoiler, so skip this paragraph if you want: I was disappointed when I read the epilogue. I don't like the way it ended, and how one of the two men just seemed to disappear from Jessie's life without any explanation.
Fern MIchaels is one of my favorite authors. As you know, if you've read my other reviews, I love a happy ending. Life doesn't always have a happy ending. So when I read or write a book, it's to escape.
A child is kidnapped at a very young age by a rich couple. She has nightmares for years and always calls out "Jelly" in these dreams.
The only really good and constant thing in her life is her best friend Sophie.
Both are attracted to bad boys, ones who are dangerous. Sophie is a multi-millionaire heiress. When grown, both girls are estranged from their families by choice.
The story takes a lot of twists and turns, and at times, I had a difficult time remembering who was who.
I didn't understand the ending. I was left hanging. Did Jessie find happiness or repeat the same old patterns of bad judgement in men yet again?
They characters are excellent, but at times seem rushed through their parts. The story drags at times then plunges forward. While I enjoyed the book it could have been filled in a lot better
great book
Great book! Would recommend for anyone who loves a great story! Fern Michael's is a great storyteller and my favorite author.
Great story it was hard to put down. What would happen next Will they get caught .Did he really love her
A good and well written book. It wasn't all about the first paragraph as so many books are.
Great enjoyed the story and the ending great reading for rainy days curled up by the fire or anytime a break is needed