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A Secret Splendor - Perjalanan Rahasia

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Arden Gentry, ibu seorang anak lelaki yang sakit parah, pernah merelakan tubuhnya disewa untuk mengandung bayi seorang laki-laki yang tidak ia kenal, demi mendapatkan biaya pengobatan untuk anaknya. Mesti terlanjur mencintai bayi yang dikandungnya, ia terpaksa merelakan si bayi diambil.

Namun kemudian perkawinan Arden hancur dan anaknya meninggal. Merasa begitu sendirian, i...more
Paperback, 319 pages
Published 2006 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published January 1984)
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Not so much fluff as dryer lint.
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...more
Too much romance and not enough plot for me.
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...more
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...more
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
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...more
Barbara Gard
ok , a romance novel
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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.
Edisi baca masa kuliah dan rating dikasih waktu awal masuk Goodreads
Frankly speaking, sudah lupa ceritanya, hwhwhwhw. Standar novel Sandra Brown lah :D
Harlequin nya Sandra Brown emang beda ya...ceritanya lebih berbobot dan bagus, i like it ^^
Typical early contemporary Brown. The characters make or break her books.
Definitely not one of my favourite Sandra Brown novels
Good, easy, romantic read.
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