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3.25  ·  Rating Details ·  24 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Lorna Whitaker will do anything for her nine-year-old son, Johnny-even if it means asking his late father's family for help. Cast out by the Whitaker clan after her husband, Richard, accused her of being unfaithful, Lorna has been struggling to make ends meet as a single mom ever since. But desperation finally forces her to turn to Richard's older brother, Matthew. The las ...more
192 pages
Published by Carina Press (first published April 1984)
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Jan 22, 2011 Janga rated it liked it
Three and a half stars to Wintergreen, another of Carina Press’s reissues of Jennifer Greene’s books written as Jeanne Grant. This one, a 1984 novel from the Second Chance at Love imprint, is a quick, satisfying, albeit predictable read. Mishalorna Whitaker, a single mother raising her son Johnny alone, is determined to never ask for help from the family of her former husband since he accused her of adultery, denied her child was his, and divorced her. But not even her pride matters as much as h ...more
Fani *loves angst*
3.5 stars

This was a surprisingly good book for its genre. I was seriously considering rating it with 4 stars, until the very end where the heroine's panic attack came out of nowhere -for me at least- and cooled me down somewhat. But despite that, it was an emotionally engaging story and I really enjoyed reading it.

Lorna -or Misha as the hero calls her- is the mother of a gifted 9 year-old boy. Finding herself in desperate need of funds to pay the tuition for her son's special school, her only op
Apr 02, 2011 Jodie rated it really liked it
Lorna was wrongly accused of having an affair with her husband without anyone really listening to her side of the story. Now, ten years later, she is trying to help her nine year son receive a better education. With not enough money to cover the tuition fees for a private school, Lorna turns to her son's uncle Matthew. She hasn't spoken to any of the family for over nine years, but feels she was wrongly accused and her son is entitled to a share of his father's estate. Finally working up the ner ...more
Aug 23, 2011 April rated it really liked it
WINTERGREEN by Jennifer Greene is an interesting contemporary romance. It has romance,hot sex,misunderstandings, betrayal,family,abandonment,forgiveness,healing,finding true love and happiness.When Lorna Whitaker needs money for her nine young old son she turns to the one person she said she never would her ex-brother-in-law,Matthew Whitaker.Together they learn healing and forgiveness and find happiness while fighting their attraction. This is a quick read that is fast paced and keep you turning ...more
Feb 27, 2011 Joy rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Needing money for a special school for her son, a widow contacts her late husband's family despite the bad blood between them. She finds her ex-brother-in-law is willing to help her...and more. Good.
Dec 21, 2011 Jen rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, 2011, own
I love everything by Jennifer Greene! I loved Matthew and Lorna or as Matthew calls her Misha. Misha's son Johnny is adorable!
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Jan 29, 2011 Catherine Estrada rated it really liked it
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Super cute romance novel, I loved the characters, and it was a unique idea/concept.
Jan 18, 2011 D rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011, netgalley
Extremely predictable, but a decent fluffy story.
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Winner of over 15 national awards, including the RWA Hall of Fame and the RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award, Jennifer Greene weaves real issues, warm characters common-life humor, and page-turning romance and suspense into her stories.

Jennifer sold her first book in 1980, and since then has sold over 85 books in the contemporary romance genre. She won her first professional writing award
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