Belong to Me: A Novel

by Marisa de los Santos | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780061240270 Global Overview for this book
Registered by ThanksMom of Hagerman, Idaho USA on 4/24/2008
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by ThanksMom from Hagerman, Idaho USA on Thursday, April 24, 2008
Advance Reader's Copy courtesy of a bookcrosser with computer problems.

Sending out to Italy for wild release, general enjoyment, or whatever!!

Journal Entry 2 by Canadian-babe from Montepulciano, Toscana Italy on Saturday, May 08, 2010
Yupeee! Another wish-list book granted. Thank you so much for this RABCK....and your letter and etc!!!
I'll write to you soon!!! HUGS from Tuscany!!! ;D

Journal Entry 3 by Canadian-babe at Montepulciano, Toscana Italy on Saturday, November 26, 2011
From the inside pages:
...meet charming, insightful Cornelia Brown as she struggles to forge friendships with the women in her new town and discovers that even the most joyful marriage can encounter unexpected, and sometimes frightening hurdles. Across the street lives Piper Truitt, a blond, imperious queen bee whose complex inner self breaks to the surface of her picture-perfect life as she cares for her best friend, recently diagnosed with cancer. And then there is Lake, the feisty mother of sensitive, whip-smart Dev, who has moved to Cornelia's town so her son can attend a school for gifted students, but who actually harbors a deeper motive. As their stories unfold, these characters become entangled in a web of trust, betrayal, love, and loss that challenges them in ways they never imagined and that ultimately teaches them what it means for one human being to belong to another.
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OK...her first book Love Walked In was a little difficult to get into because of all the old movies and songs references. But I'm glad to say that here, the author has contained herself a bit, even if sometimes I thought she rambled off a bit. It was a little difficult to get into in the beginning, but then after a few chapters, I wanted to keep reading and find out what would happen next. I did quite enjoy it and found the characters Piper and Dev quite interesting, and I was moved by how Elizabeth handled her battle with cancer.

Maybe I should put this out as a bookray so those BCers who liked her first book, might like to read her second also.

Journal Entry 4 by Canadian-babe at Int'l Acts of Kindness Sweeps, Sweeps Winner -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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Going all the way to Scotland to the winner (bookfrogster) of the Int'l Acts of Kindness Sweeps. Happy reading!

Journal Entry 5 by bookfrogster at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, March 02, 2014
Received as part of my random acts of kindness sweepstake parcel. I've not read anything by this author so keen to see what this one is like. Thanks so much Canadian-Babe!

Journal Entry 6 by bookfrogster at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, March 16, 2014
I really liked this novel. It wuld have been easy for the author to have her characters, especially Piper, just become stereotypes, but instead you really got to know them and they were as complex as real people.

Journal Entry 7 by bookfrogster at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, April 07, 2014

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And off it goes as a little spring rabckery. Happy reading!

Journal Entry 8 by Chania at Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Thank you, this looks like a lovely book - maybe I'll save it for my summer holidays!

Journal Entry 9 by Chania at Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Monday, January 25, 2016
I liked this a lot, hearwarming, cozy, bit sad but oh so much happiness!

Sending to Annimanni next, it's on her wishlist too!

Journal Entry 10 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Thanks very much, Chania dear <3 Looks lovely!

Journal Entry 11 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, March 12, 2018
I agree with Canadian-babe that there was a bit too much rambling going on (the book's editor should have done something about that) but otherwise I thoroughly enjoyed the story. It was exactly the kind of fluffy comfort reading that I needed right now. The characters were likeable and the storylines heartwarming. Even the cover made me feel good. Thanks for sharing, everyone!

Journal Entry 12 by wingAnneliswing at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, April 16, 2018
I like the cover of this book. Maybe I'l tell you later about the memories of the wellingtons of my childhood.
Thank you for the book!

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