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3.79  ·  Rating Details  ·  255 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
By all rights, they never should have known each other. Torie Christopher was a member of the Maine aristocracy, reckless and willful, wed to a blue-blooded doctor, and enjoying all the pleasures and privileges of wealth and position. Joe Nevers was of the working class, married to a woman determined to keep him in his place, and with only his rock-hard strength and unbend ...more
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Published September 4th 1984 by Signet (first published 1983)
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Sharon Huether
Joe Nevers a caretaker in a remote area of Maine, "The Ridge " . Joe had a caring spirit about him. Tori a widow and ill, depended on Joe. Joe had been married, now a widow too. Joe's wife had been jealous of the time Joe spent with Tori. The story takes on a deeper meaning as times and secrets were shared, keeping each other alive.
Vicki G
Oct 01, 2015 Vicki G rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: unfinished
I hate when this happens. I have a whole list of books that I started but couldn't finish because they were too awful to put in the time. I have almost no time to spare anyway. I work all the gd time and still have no money. If it weren't for reading books I enjoy I think I'd go nuts. I won't put in the effort to read something I'm really really NOT enjoying.
But I still hate starting something and not finishing it.
I liked the main character and the relationships surrounding (caretaker for a local family). His story revolves around them, as one might expect. The story kind of dragged on to me. Maybe I'll re-read again another day, anything is possible. But for the moment, I like her husband's books better. ;)
Susan Fetterer
I was so curious to read this knowing that she's married to Stephen King. What a household that must be! I think I expected to be disappointed but was really hoping it would be great--at least good. I thought it was ok. Just ok.
Judy C.
Jun 27, 2011 Judy C. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my all time favorite books. The ending kills me every time.
Jan 11, 2014 Kit★ marked it as to-read
Found a nice old paperback copy of this at Goodwill, had to get it!
Jim Barr
Jan 11, 2011 Jim Barr rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
really good charactorization of two old lovers and their lives
you can tell she has lived with stephen king lol
Oct 31, 2011 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A wealthy woman and a caretaker.
Stephen King's wife.
Denise M.
Aug 25, 2009 Denise M. marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: king-tabitha
Wife of Stephen King
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Tabitha King (née Tabitha Jane Spruce) is an American author, the wife of author Stephen King and the mother of authors Joe Hill and Owen King (her daughter is Naomi King).

Tabitha King was born Tabitha Jane-Frances Spruce in Old Town, Maine. She was born to Raymond George and Sarah Jane White Spruce and is one of eight children.

Her primary education took place at St. Mary’s Grammar in Old Town, fr
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