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Ties That Bind

4.48 of 5 stars 4.48  ·  rating details  ·  461 ratings  ·  23 reviews
It all started in college, in the turbulent sixties, when Randolph and Jenna became lovers. Randolph knew the moment he saw Jenna Haywood that he had to make her his. But the path to love is not an easy one. His wealthy Grandmother Julia disapproves of the match and unbeknowst to him, his brother's seemingly docile fiancee has a few plans of her own that she would like to ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published November 9th 2002 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Pearl
I truly enjoyed this novel. It took me a while to get into it because I was trying to read as I was moving, but once things got settled I was able to really get into the book. I really enjoyed the romance and the struggles Randolph and Jenna shared. There were times in the book when I didn't think it was going to be a happy ending, but it truly was. I was even more happy with the outcome of Angela. She really did have some issues that needed to be resolved. I am alway puzzled how anyone can be t ...more
Pamela
This book was beyond words to explain. This should be the first book ever read by this author , I have read it 10 times , please dont skip this one.
Tamm
This book was AMAZING!!! One of my most favorite books of all time!
Kanese N.
I have read this book twice! I love Brenda Jackson's work. I really got into the book. I even got upset with the characters and felt what they felt.
T.
An all-time favorite and one that I remember 15+ years later
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Bettye Griffin
A heartwarming story, but a major error in the timeline rendered the whole thing implausible and considerably diminished my enjoyment. I believe this was the author's first attempt at writing expanded women's fiction. It was an ambitious project, spanning over 40 years, and it needed excellent editing, which sadly she did not receive. A good editor could have pointed out the problems for correction before publication. Unfortunately, editors don't do their jobs like they used to.

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Mary Arterbery
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there are no words that can describe how I feel about this book, it deserves more than five stars. very good reading Brenda Jackson
Brandie Sanchez
One of my favorite reads.
Shawnette
Couldn't Put It Down

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. Brenda Jackson is definitely a master of the written word. Couldn't stop until I was finished. Enjoyed the romance between all the couples but especially Jenna and Randolph. It was a story that contained so many things, history, love, suspense, betrayal, corruption, happiness and it spanned almost 50 years of family and friends. It should be a mini-series.
Anne
This book was a step up from beach read/chick lit but I liked it anyway. Historically it gave me some insight into how blacks viewed the 60s although the characters in this book were mainly upper middle class blacks. Parts of it were fairly predictable but Jackson has a good way with words and character development.
Ranata
Jul 20, 2008 Ranata rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Ranata by: alexander books
Good story. I didn't like the end too much what with the kids of the two that fell in love falling in love. Kinda gross if you ask me. LOL
Moni Love
OMG!!! All Brenda Jackson's books are good but this one right here is my favorite!!!!
Zeena Sally
Picked up this book and could not put it down. A very good read.
Therry Auguste
fantastic full of emotion and perspectives
Jodie
Jul 02, 2008 Jodie added it
This is my Favorite book I have read so far
KaTrina
This is a great book.I could not put it down.
Tiffany
this book is excellent i was speechless
Patrice
OMG I LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!
Ramese
One of my favorite books!
S. Spencer
great book!
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Brenda Jackson was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She got married to Gerald, her high school sweetheart, in 1972 after graduating from high school. She went on to earn a degree in business administration from Jacksonville University, and to expand their family by having two sons, Gerald Jr. and Brando
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