The Diary

The Diary

eBook - 2015
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"Two sisters find an old journal and discover the startling romantic secrets of their mother's past in this unforgettable love story by " New York Times-bestselling author Eileen Goudge. Emily and Sarah Marshall are cleaning out their dying mother's attic when Emily finds an old leather diary. Their mother's handwriting on the yellowed pages takes them back to a small Nebraska town in the summer of 1951, where sheltered, almost-engaged Elizabeth Harvey is swept into a clandestine romance with AJ, her rebellious childhood friend. When AJ becomes the prime suspect in a neighborhood fire, Elizabeth has to make the most difficult decision of her young life and choose between passionate but unpredictable AJ and her stable, longtime beau, Bob. Shocked to learn that their mother was in love with a man other than their father, Emily and Sarah must confront painful truths about their mother, their father, and ultimately, themselves. Moving and uplifting, with a surprise ending readers won't see coming, " The Diary " is a novel about the mysteries of romantic love and the unassailable bond between parents and children.".
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781504015646
Branch Call Number: FICTION Gou
Description: 1 online resource (211 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)


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Dec 07, 2016

A light and endearing little romance. Nothing original here but it was a very comforting read.

Apr 08, 2015

Read it in an afternoon. First book I've read by this author, Did not really expect to like it. It was light reading but so much fun. Unexpected ending!! I really liked it.

ladydebv Jul 13, 2014

An easy and fast book to read. Not as complext as most of Eileen's stories, but enjoyable. It is the story of 2 adult sisters who find their mother's diary from when she was a young woman. It reveals things about their mother and father that they never knew before. A heart warming story of love and what if's...

Feb 28, 2011

Sweet, but predictable.

ReferenceChick Feb 10, 2011

The most boring, corniest book I've read. Scenario is simple enough - mom is on deathbed, 2 grown daughters find mom's diary while cleaning out mom's attic. Daughters read diary and find out maybe mom had another love of her life before she married their dad. Handful of pages of daughters' commentary on poor mom who let the love of her life get away.
Circa 1950 - The man who mom loved in the pages of her diary was a rogue, a ner-do-well, he even had a leather jacket. Gasp! Mom is semi-engaged to the local football hunk. Mom finds herself attracted to ner-do-well. Which one does she end up with? {{cue ominous music}}
I found myself thinking "...oh for crying out loud blahblahblah!!" after every line of dialogue.
"Is this a bad time?"
"No of course not."
"How are you? I haven't seen you in ages."
"I'm guessing you're not alone."
"No, but I'm glad you caught me," she said in the same false, bright tone. "It's awfully good to hear from you."
"Same here. I got your message."
"Really? Well, it was nice of you to get in touch."

Awful book. Just awful. I think maybe Ms. Goudge was trying for a Nicholas Sparks tear-jerker romance and missed. BIGtime.


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