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Arden Gentry has lost one son. Can she regain her other son--the one she gave up at birth? And does she risk losing her husband when past secerts threaten to resurface? Sandra Brown takes her readers on an emotional roller coaster wit h her latest novel of a mother's love for her son and the secrets that could destroy everything she treasures.
Published (first published January 1984)
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Lindsay
Mar 17, 2009 Lindsay rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Too much romance and not enough plot for me.
Ingrid Leonard
Overall, I'm pretty happy with this story.
The love story that is based on the loss and the efforts of each other to console each other.
Not much to tell, but because it is one long essay Sandra Brown, I am quite happy to be able to get and read it.
Phyllis
She is a mother searching for her child . . .

After the death of her little boy, Joey, Arden Gentry feels a terrible emptiness. Divorced and devastated over the loss of her son, Arden is utterly alone.

But she has another son -- a child she agreed to give up at birth to save her marriage and her family from financial ruin. Now that Joey is gone, Arden is convinced that the son she'd never held could ease her overwhelming heartache.

After years of monitoring his whereabouts, Arden leaves Los Angeles
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Funzee Shu
Gw kasih 3...
Ga bisa lebih....
Tadinya mau kasih di bawah 3, tapi ada poin yang gw suka....

Pertama-tama, gw ga suka tenis !!!
Jadi pas baca profesi si Drew petenis, gw langsung iLfiL...

Mendekati ending, gw kembali di buat eneg sama, Ron, mantan suaminya Arden, sumpah pen tak tonjok ni orang !!!!

Tapi....gw suka kisah perjuangan si Arden demi bertemu dengan anaknya, anak yang ga pernah dia lihat sejak dia di lahirkan, dan sepenggal kisah perjuangan Arden dalam mencari kebahagiaan.....
Kasih seor
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Magda
Aug 28, 2011 Magda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads, 4-stars, own
The book was a little bit different than I expected, but I found it really likable. It read really easily, it had a good flow of the plot. Not too sweet as it sometimes happens with these kind of books. Both funny and sad at times. The secret which is mentionted in the title is revealed at the end of the first chapter which was a little disappointing because I was hoping that I would get to guess at least for a little while what the secret actually was. As to characters I found both: those I lov ...more
Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Bagaimana rasanya mengandung seorang bayi namun menyerahkan untuk orang lain ?

Arden Gentry adalah seorang surrogate mother,ia membantu sepasang suami istri untuk mengandung bayi mereka dengan sperma sang suami karena sang istri tidak mampu untuk mengandung. Meski bayi tersebut bukan miliknya, namun bagi Arden, bayi tersebut bisa dianggap sebagai bayinya yang hilang. Terutama setelah ia harus kehilangan putranya yang sakit dan akhirnya meninggal dunia.

Rasa penasaran untuk mencari bayi yang pernah
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Jane
Oct 23, 2011 Jane rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, giveaway
In a matter of full disclosure, I need to say that I've won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. It came autographed and all and I was really excited about reading it. Which makes what I'm about to write even more difficult.

Boy, is this book riddiculous. I mean everything about it is riddiculous: the main characters, the main characters' motives, the plot, the entire "mystery"... I felt like strangling the heroine at least every two pages. And the guy... I have absolutely no positive feedback abou
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Jaime
Yes, it’s a romance. It’s even *gasp*, a Harlequin romance. I like to read these once in a while, if only in homage to my grandmother, who reads nothing but Harlequins with covers featuring Fabio look-a-likes dipping the beauty and planting a kiss between her volumputous bosoms. Anyway, Sandra Brown has made it onto my acceptable list of romance authors, if only because her plots aren’t completely implausible. I had a little bit of an issue with them getting married 2 weeks after they met, but I ...more
Janet
Aug 22, 2016 Janet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this story is about arden gentry and the fact that she loses her son which leaves her empty inside but she has another son but her husband forced her to have to baby for someone else in a move to save herself and joey but that didn't work so they divorced. she has to find the man that fathered her baby but with so many truth and half truth flying about will they find a way to solve the problem and does it lead to love.

Maura
Jul 30, 2012 Maura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This story was sort of unusual. Woman is seeking to gain access to a child she gave up for adoption after having been the surrogate . The catch is that she is also bio-mom. Child is 2 years old and his adopted Mom has died and a romance develops between bio mom annd dad.
Tara
Mar 31, 2011 Tara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good story about a woman, who was emotionally abused by her husband and basically done wrong. She finally gets her life back on track, under false pretenses and it all comes out. Her new husband, tennis player realizes why she has don the things she has done and all is right.
Rebecca Dean
I read this book back in 1983 when it first came out. I liked Brown's writing back then and was interested to see if I still like it.

The story was interesting, but my taste in "writing" has changed. I only gave it 2 stars because I have found authors I enjoy more.
Amar
Oct 23, 2008 Amar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my all time favorite Erin St Claire Silhouette books...just love how 'in love' Drew is with Arden, how he obviously adores and treasures her from the beginning, they have such a sweet romance.
LInda L
Mar 05, 2016 LInda L rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Slightly better than some of the "romances", but the heroine was -- as usual -- little better than retarded.
Jen
Jan 30, 2013 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
When I find myself bored of reading and just want to turn my mind off, these are the best books to grab. Easy, quick, mindless, happy books always pull me back into the habit of reading :)
Ren
Edisi baca masa kuliah dan rating dikasih waktu awal masuk Goodreads
Frankly speaking, sudah lupa ceritanya, hwhwhwhw. Standar novel Sandra Brown lah :D
Diana Kramer
Oct 08, 2014 Diana Kramer rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Couldn't handle her l/t deception, didn't seem necessary and so many opportunities for her to come clean. Couldn't handle his reactivity, considering his "true" feelings.
Season
Apr 17, 2012 Season rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I forgot I had already read this one. It actually wasn't the book I was looking for, but still an enjoyable read, although I think it is a little melodramatic for me.
Judy Alexander
An early Sandra Brown book. Good but her books get better.
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Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, including FRICTION (2015), MEAN STREAK (2014), DEADLINE(2013), LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL (2011), & TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010).

Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over
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