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Hand-me-down Heartache

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  63 ratings  ·  5 reviews
New, from the author of Sorority Sisters, a novel about a young woman navigating the sometimes rocky terrain of family, career, and relationships.

After graduating from college, Nina Lander moves back in with her parents as she temps and tries to secure a "real" job. She isn't finding it very easy to break into television broadcasting, and her parents' strained marriage has...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published February 26th 2008 by One World/Ballantine (first published January 1st 2001)
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This book brings to light the emotional rollercoaster relationships can have on women and how women can lose themselves to keep a man. Nina, the character, made me mad, sad and happy all while trying to find herself and what a healthy relationship looks and feels like. I definitely enjoyed this book. And although Nina is the main character in this novel I learn the most from her mother's character. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because I wanted it to continue on. A must read.
A novel about trust - trusting men, to be more percise. Nina, the main character, must decide between a man she loves who treats her wrong and a man who is willing to do everything right. Unable to come to a decision on her own, Nina speaks with her ill mother. As both mother and daughter examine their relationships with the men in their lives, and as Nina's mother finally confronts her husband about his mistreatment of her, Nina finds the strength to break the chain of heartache. The novel whic...more
Not a bad book, but really not my kind of storyline or writing style. It's more for the younger crowd. Picked it up at the library and after reading the jacket cover thought it would be something I'd really like. This review is not negative, so I hope you won't not read it because of that...check it out, it just might be your style.
Read this book in one day! Love love love it.
A wonderful book...very sad.
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