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Taking Back Mary Ellen Black

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Newly divorced and unemployed, Mary Ellen Black starts over. Forced to move back in with her parents, she tries to reclaim her identity while raising her four children. With hard work and faith, Mary Ellen begins to trust herself again. Original.
Paperback, 296 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Harlequin Books
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Taking Back Mary Ellen Black was disappointing. The book promised to be about getting up after hitting rock bottom. However, the book started right after Mary Ellen moved back into her parent's house. So just why it took about half the book to actually take her first taste of success is beyond me. To be fair, the first half of the book though boring, had potential and explored all the different characters and the adjusting.

It is the second half of the book which makes the first half worse consid
Pretty good story.

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"A starter marriage hadn't been the first act Mary Ellen Black had meant to script for herself, but bowing out provided hard-won perspective: The most important things in life were not things at all, but the people she held dear. In her case, the lovable eccentrics she called family, the ones who were more than ready to support her leading role-if only she'd step into the spotlight. So now Mary Ellen's drafted act two-her return home-and she's pretty sure she's
One of the earliest NEXT books--I really liked a lot of the stories in this line, and hope these authors find new places to publish them. Mary Ellen Black is just divorced and had to move back in with the folks. She's got a strained relationship with her mom, no job skills and an ex-best friend to make up with. It's just a good "Taking back myself" story. Liked it a lot.
This was a good story about a woman that has to move back home with 2 daughters becaise her husband has lost everything they had and moved in with a 20 year old. It was witty as well as happy sad.
A nice story about a mother of two putting her life back together after a divorce and falling in love with a hot young guy in the process.
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