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Tuesday's Child

3.63 of 5 stars 3.63  ·  rating details  ·  774 ratings  ·  130 reviews
On the eve of her retirement, Georgia attorney Mikala Aulani is as vivacious and vibrant as ever, eagerly anticipating a happy future with her partner, Ben. But if Kala has learned anything in thirty-five years of practicing law, it's that the truth can always surprise you. And when Adam Star turns up at her office, confessing to the long-ago murder of his wife, Kala must ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published June 26th 2012 by Kensington (first published January 1st 2012)
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I just finished reading this book about 10 minutes ago. I found this book to be a disappointment. As others have pointed out this isn't Fern Michaels typical writing style. Great story until about the last 50 pages or so. After that it seemed like even Ms. Michaels just wanted to book to be done with.

The main character Sophie Lee starts off being convicted for killing her patient. Years later the patients husband submits a deathbed confession stating that he was the one who killed his wife. Sop
Terrible writing and poorly developed story. Not worth the time.
Julie Barrett
Tuesday's Child by Fern Michaels
Things always go from bad to worse on Tuesdays. The whole book comes down to the day of the week, in the most important of things that happen.

Mikala was just about to retire but the one case she lost the defender walked in and declared he had killed his wife. He wants her client to have all of his estate after he's dead within a weeks time. Sophia has been in jail for 10 years now.
When Sophia is released it's up to Kala's law firm to get her the money that is des

I can not honestly say if I liked this book or not. Its not a typical Fern Michaels read. It’s not quite a love story but it is not a Weekend Warrior either. Kala has been Sophie Lee’s lawyer for ten years. Sophie was tried and convicted for a murder she didn’t commit and now its time to set everything strait again. Everything was great until the last fifty pages or so. The tone of the novel changed from a happy cheerful read to something darker and it never seemed to come out of that funk. The ...more
Jo An
This was one of the worst written books I have ever read. The plot really didnt make sense. The characters were so weak in their development that their personalities changed from one paragraph to the next. I am not a writer but I think I could've written a better book. I haven't read any of Fern Michaels other books but if they are anything like this one no thanks.
I can't decide about this book. I usually love Fern Michaels but I don't know if it was too many characters going here and there or if it was just my mind set, but I struggled to finish this on. It finally really grabbed my attention towards the last quarter of the book but I didn't like how it ended. . . .
Being a huge fan of Fern Michaels books for many years I looked forward to reading this book..I debated between 3 and 4 stars and decided to go with four since most of the book was enjoyable to me..I was very disappointed with the end of this book..It had a good plot and I liked so many of the characters along the way,including Sophie,who had been released from prison after serving ten years for murder..A deathbed confession led to her release and I loved how she was getting her life back togeth ...more
Feb 20, 2013 Teresa rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all
Another great book from Fern Michaels. Wow, the ending susprise me, not what I though would have happen. You need to read this great book.
Shelly Itkin
Mikala Aulani is a very prominent lawyer in Dunwoody, Georgia and is known for winning almost all of her cases. Today, however was one of the worst Tuesdays of her life. Her client Sophie Lee, a twenty four year old, nurse who had been accused of murdering her wealthy patient, Audrey Star was found guilty. Guilty by the prosecutor Ryan Spenser, when they both knew she was not guilty and was now going to spend the rest of her life in prison.

Ten years have passed and Kala is planning on retiring w
Tuesday’s Child – A Thrilling Read!

Mikala Aulani is a defense attorney in the case of State of Georgia v. Sophie Lee. Sophie Lee a private nurse taking care of Audrey Star has been charged in the death of Audrey Star. Much to Mikala (Kala’s) dismay the jury has found Sophie guilty and is sentence to life in prison without parole. Hatred for Ryan Spenser, the prosecutor, makes Kala’s blood boil. She plans to some how bring him down.

Fast forward to ten years later; Kala is in the process of packi
This is a goodreads free giveaway book for me. This is one of the author's better books. The story involves a nurse, wrongly convicted of killing a rich bedridden woman, who is freed after serving ten years of her sentence when the dead woman's husband confesses to the murder. Why he waited so long to confess and whether this is true or not makes up the basic plot of the novel. The story also covers a rivalry between the wrongly convicted woman's lawyer and the prosecutor who won the case agains ...more
Carol  MacInnis
A young orphan named Sophie Lee worked two jobs in order to put herself through nursing school and landed a job as full-time care giver with multi-millionaire Audrey Star. Audrey's husband, Adam, had difficulty keeping any nurses around for more than a week because of his invilid wife's caustic tongue. But Audrey perservered and Adam paid her well for her services. Now Sophie's life is on the line when her patient is found murdered. Georgia attorney Mikala, "Kala" Aulani defended Sophie to the b ...more
Aug 25, 2012 Kathy added it
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Fern Michaels never disappoints.

Kala is getting ready to retire after 35 years of practicing law with her partner Ben, a retired judge. Her plan is go home to mainland Hawaii and spend time with her family, her beautiful home, garden, ocean, etc. She was never able to solve a case where her client spent 10 years in prison for murder and no one ever believed she was guilty.

"Remember nothing is ever as it seems" is the mantra throughout the story.

After many twists and turns and Kala and Ben not re
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While Tuesday's Child was an enjoyable read, it certainly wasn't one of Ms. Michaels' best. I just kept reading it because I hate to waste money.

Side note: I enjoy reading books set in my beloved Hawai'i, but am disappointed when an author doesn't seem to authenticate very much, which only perpetuates ignorance and/or prejudice. Case in point: Mikala, the attorney's first name, isn't a Hawaiian name. It's the "Hawaiianized" version of the name Michelle. If the attorney were truly of Hawaiian de
This was a typical Fern Michael's book where there are many characters that you want to get to know and she does not disappoint. A young caregiver is charged and found guilty of murdering her charge, a very wealthy bed-ridden women married to a man who would do anything for her. Sophie is sent to prison and ten years later the tides turn and the murderer confesses (no spoiler alert, this happens early in the story). How Sophie and her lawyers respond to the reversal, how Sophie's life changes, a ...more
Cathie Wheat

I believe this is the best Fern Michael's book I have read! There is a great plot and wonderful characters along with an amazing twist.
Janice Shellenberger
Engaging characters. Solid plot. Quick read. Unlike other reviewers, I had no problem with the ending. It worked. I'll try another FM book soon.
I just won a copy through Goodreads, Thank you! I'm looking forward to receiving "Tuesday's Child" in the mail, and digging right in.

Amazing!!! Fern Michaels grabs you from page 1 and the excitement does not end there.

Sophie Lee, whom anything good or bad happens for her on Tuesdays, was wrongly convicted of a crime she did not commit. On his death bed Adam Star confesses to the murder of his wife, and leaves his estate to Sophie. Mikala Aulani has suspicions about Adam's confession, and an in
I enjoyed this book. I didn't care for Sophie Lee at the beginning of the book and I certainly didn't care for her in the end.
There were opportunities for more twists but they didn't show up til th he end. Enjoyable, easy summer read.
I gave it until the end of chapter 2. This book did not grab me. The writing seemed amatuerish. Not wasting my time.
A good reads winner.

What would you do if you were wrongfully convicted of murder? How would it feel to sit in prison for years knowing you were innocent? What do you spend your time thinking about? Revenge, of course. Plotting every day on how to take down the one person who put you away.

This is a definite page turner. (Completed it in a matter of hours.) It does not disappoint. Tuesday's Child is the first novel I have ever read written by Fern Michael's. Truly look forward to reading more of
Well, I am done reading this book and my first thought when starting to write this review is how fitting the catch phrase “not everything is as it seems” is to this book.

It seemed this was going to be a great story and it was until the end, what a let down and disappointment, I felt like I was deprived of what could have been a great ending.

I do think the background and the characters were well developed, but I just don’t understand how Sophie’s thoughts towards her future changed so drasticall
I usually love books written by Fern Michaels and I was really enjoying this book, but somewhere towards the end it fell flat. I was rather disappointed.
Patricia Solla
This was an amazing who done it. There are several twists in the storyline but the ending left me a little let down (I think I kind of figured out what was going on and who really did it and what happens to them is sad but somehow unsatisfying). But I loved the settings and the references to Tuesdays. I was also interested in all the background research done into the characters lives. The interaction of all the characters was well involved and there's plenty of action that keeps the storyline mo ...more
Fern is one of my favorite authors.

I enjoyed this book - I kept waiting for the other foot to drop in this book. It didn't happen that way. I just wanted something more out of it. It was lacking something.

The book did keep my interest but was just ok - nothing special although I did enjoy reading about Hawaii and books with dogs always make me smile.

I just get tired of books with people with so much money that they can do anything. Maybe I need a new group of authors to read of people struggling
The Loopy Librarian
Tuesday's Child is one of those books that gets better as it goes. It didn't hook me right away, and it took me awhile to get into it. But, there was just enough mystery to keep my interest. As it became clear that not all was what it seemed, I devoured the rest of the book. Although it was light on the suspense and the romance, the book was enjoyable enough for a relaxing afternoon read.

In compliance with FTC guidelines, please note that I received a free review copy through LibraryThing Early
Kala is a Hawaiian lawyer about to retire when someone involved in a past trial that she did not win comes forward admitting guilt for a murder her client has been serving 10 years in prison for. Sophie Lee is the young nurse that went to prison for murdering her patient. She was raised in an orphanage and put herself through school. The prosecutor has political office goals. The visit from Sophie's patient's husband opens a whole big can of worms and change the lives of several people.
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