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Private Entrance (Butterfly Trilogy #3)
Abby Tyler is a woman on a mission. For more than thirty years, Abby has been desperately searching for her child--an infant stolen at birth before she even had a chance to see it. To locate her child and end years of heartache, Abby formulates a plan that will bring her face to face with a past she has tried to forget. Elsewhere, three strangers receive word that they've ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published April 28th 2005 by iUniverse
(first published 2005)
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I was NOT AT ALL IMPRESSED by the third and final book in the Harvey "Butterfly" series. The steamy scenes could have been written by my nine year old using a Mad Lib book and the plot didn't fare much better in the polish department. I was also disappointed that the third book didn't tie itself to the first two books in any way. The entire time I was reading this book, I felt disconnected to the main characters and disappointed for having wasted my time and money on such a letdown.
Emmy Lou Pagan is on the lam. When she was 16, she was convicted of a murder she didn’t commit and sentenced to life in prison. She had been pregnant at the time, and the prison matrons stole her baby and sold it on the black market, telling her it had died. When she finds out the truth, she escapes prison and devotes her life to finding her child. She changes her name to Abby Tyler, and over the years, becomes a successful resort owner. Her resort is The Grove, located in the desert not far fro ...more
When I saw that this book was billed as part of a trilogy with Butterfly and Stars, I was thrilled. Those books - delicious and fun fiction - made me want to devour this one. Even as I did, I wondered what was left to fill in after Stars? Well, after reading it, I think the answer was a whole two lines - a couple of offhand references to Butterfly early in the book. The general world was the same, that was it. I gave it two stars because if it hadn't been billed as part of a trilogy, I wouldn't ...more
It is just a regular book, but if you expect the third book of the Butterfly Trilogy, forget it, go for other book, this one has absolutely nothing to do with Butterfly and Stars. On top of that the story is very repetitive for those who read the other 2, a poor girl that got involved with a bad guy,go through fificult times, got rich and go looking for some lost relative and is persued by some guy that was poor and got rich as well. Not even the city where the resort which is the main scenario ...more
ok, i loved the first two books. after reading the first two books in this "trilogy" I was excited to read this one. should have saved my money. I was really disappointed. it is in NO way connected to the butterfly or stars characters. the storyline had promise and made sense. but the characters were flat and shallow. the sex scenes seemed almost an afterthought written by a high school student. I really am having a hard time even believing the same person wrote the first two books and this one. ...more
Another decent read by Kathryn Harvey although I didn't like it as much as Stars or Butterfly. This one took me longer to read... Or maybe I was just sick of the Harvey formula. Woman goes into hiding. Woman opens up a highly successful business. Woman has a tough time finding love. Woman has heartbreak over losing a child. Woman caters to the rich and famous. Definitely a theme going on here. Still, there was a plot and a storyline.. And lots of gratuitous sex scenes which could have been cut o ...more
This is supposed to be the third book in The Butterfly Trilogy. The first and second books, Butterfly and Stars, were quite good. However, compared to them, this one was pretty much trash. I had to make myself finish it. I definitely would NOT recommend anyone waste their time reading it. Read Butterfly and Stars, but forget this one as it truly has nothing to do with the characters or plot of the first two.
quite liked the story, illegal baby smuggling/adoptions & the search for a lost/stolen child. but at times, especialy getting towards the end, it occaionally got difficult to keep up as it began to change character POV every few paragraphs/pages, rather than at each chapter as it had been.
Barbara Wood was born on 30 January 1947 in Warrington, Lancashire, England, UK. Together with her parents and older brother, she immigrated to the United States. She grew up in Southern California and attended Los Angeles Schools. After High School, Barbara attended the University of California at Santa Barbara but left to train as a surgical technician. During this time, Barbara held numerous jo ...moreMore about Kathryn Harvey...
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