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Possessions

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  470 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
When Katherine Fraser's husband vanishes, she discovers that he has hidden his past from her...and when his wealthy family finds her and sweeps her into a world of power and luxury, the fearful, dependent wife is gradually transformed into a vibrant, glamorous woman. From San Francisco to Paris to the Cote d'Azur, Katherine tastes the romance and elegance of a world she ha ...more
Unknown Binding, 462 pages
Published January 1st 1984 by Poseidon Press
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Lisa
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was published in 1984, and the story stands the test of time. Sure, the technical references are outdated, but the story is so captivating that those details do not matter. The character growth and plot twists kept me turning the pages.
Marian Perera
Sep 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Possessions is my favorite Judith Michael novel. Maybe even my favorite when it comes to women’s fiction, period.

It’s a little dated. The book was published in 1984 and that shows, especially with the references to “Eskimos” and the mention of a computer with disc drives that everyone oohs and aahs over. But although the heroine becomes as beautiful, beloved, accomplished, etc. as any other Judith Michael female protagonist, she starts out on the opposite end of that scale. Which was what hooked
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John Mcconahey
Whenever one finds the word “love” on a book jacket, stand by for a chick tale. Indeed, there is enough estrogen-produced mind probing contained within these pages to make one’s eyes occasionally glaze over. But the tale draws one into a series of interesting mini-plots and life styles that kept my curiosity continually contented.

Katherine Fraser, an orphaned naive Vancouver housewife married to a builder, suddenly finds herself alone with two children and no means of support. The unexplained di
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Sheryl
Possessions has left me breathless and shocked when I reached the finale of the book... I love the novel from start to finish... The story was so absorbing, it really got me involved. Judith Michael was totally brilliant. Their book was so hard to put down. The couple behind this amazing novel has done an amazing job... Bravo!!!
Renie
Mar 17, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Katherine frasier's husband disappears and she learns about a wealthy family he is part of and who thought he had drowned 20 years before. A nice story about a world of power and luxury. It was published in the 80's. I bought it in a used book store and while I realize things like that don't happen it was fun to read
Manuela
Nov 25, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporaneo
Anche una piccola storia quotidiana può essere una bella storia. E' il caso di questo romanzo, che narra una storia semplice, di una donna che si ritrova sola ed abbandonata, ma che riesce a superare le avversità e a trovare il coraggio di rifarsi una vita, nonostante tutto.
Libby
Apr 23, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middling
I thought it was an average kind of story, set in both America and France with a theme of building - literally concerning a construction empire and metaphorically - the elements of what builds or destroys a family. A nice read for a distraction, nothing heavy.

Sue Getman
1960's Canada and USA. A jilted woman connects with her husband's wealthy and talented family - people she had no idea existed. She grows and develops relationships with her 2 kids as well as the new family members, one of whom is an architect.
BoekenTrol
Nov 14, 2011 marked it as not_read_only_released
Recommended to BoekenTrol by: Moem
From one of the book boxes that Moem sent to me. This is not really my kind of book, so I'm looking for a new home for it.
Rimzeth Dawood
Apr 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Survival and finding ones' inner strength when there is no hope to be seen around. Amazing book ;) Loved it.
Marianne
Apr 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Husband and wife team wrote this book, and I have liked every one I've read. Filled with filthy rich people with filthy rich problems. Always good for a plot.
Katherine
It has an interesting story line but falls short at the end. I could think of a dozen better endings.
Melanie
Nov 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
really good - enjoyed it
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