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God Bless This Child

3.11  ·  Rating Details  ·  46 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Why did Bailey Bender, an ex-hotshot TV journalist, leave a fast-track career, a safe marriage and hectic life in New York City for a simple life in the seedy part of the Hamptons? A lot of it has to do with the child she'd given up for adoption years ago. Searching for him gets her caught in the middle of a murder investigation that challenges her beliefs in love and fami ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 1st 1999 by Mira Books (first published 1998)
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Sep 07, 2011 Badiss rated it really liked it
The protagonist Bailey Bender a middle aged woman quits her successful lifestyle with a job in television media to try and decode her troubling past. She tries to figure out why she made the decisions she did as a younger person, such as giving up her child for adoption almost 30 years ago.

This book was a good read. It shows how people can easily turn their lives around and become successful regardless of their past. This book sent a message to the world of hope in everyone's life.

If i were to
Suzanne Mundy
Mar 31, 2016 Suzanne Mundy rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading "God Bless the Child", but I did not think the book was exceptional.
Brenda Wharton
Could not get into this book. Had to stop reading it
Suanne Laqueur
Critics say that Bailey finds her lost child a little too quickly and the ramifications of finding him are unrealistic. I disagree and say "why not?" But I do agree the crime got solved and its many loose ends sorted out in a manner that seems slightly too neat.

A good read, but not overly memorable.
Colette Bell
Feb 19, 2014 Colette Bell rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book, it was an easy read, well written, the mystery was a little easy to figure out and some of this story kind of far-fetched, but I still liked it and I liked the relationships that Bailey had and the scaled down life that she chose.
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Ellen Feldman, a 2009 Guggenheim fellow, is the author of Scottsboro, The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank, and Lucy. She writes both fiction and social history, and has published articles on the history of divorce, plastic surgery, Halloween, the Normandie, and many other topics, as well as numerous book reviews. She has also lectured extensively around the country and in Germany and England, and is a so ...more
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