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The Edge of the Sky

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  322 ratings  ·  36 reviews
Lana Porter had it all-a happy marriage and two wonderful daughters-until her husband's tragic accident left her near-perfect life in ruins... Now, nearly a year later, Lana is still picking up the pieces when she is blindsided by the appearance of her adopted daughter Micki's birth father. He comes bearing startling news: that Micki's birth mother was a rock and roll star ...more
Paperback, 346 pages
Published January 15th 2011 by Kensington Publishing Corporation (first published January 1st 2004)
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Apr 10, 2011 rated it it was ok
I had to stop reading this book. I got about 150 pages in (I guess I'll just google the ending) but couldn't continue the hope of "MAYBE the author won't cuss anymore. Maybe this is the last F-bomb she'll drop." The author is a WOMAN and she cusses like a sailor. What is up with all the cussing in books lately? It's not like it offers any depth to the characters, it isn't necessary AT ALL to the WHY? I am getting REALLY bugged about it though. The story wasn't life changing, just a ...more
Sep 27, 2011 rated it liked it
Good book though having now read The Good Sister and The Edge of the Sky I wonder if her books are all based on a helpless sister who depends way too much on her older sister while married to a domineering husband who only wants to keep her barefoot & pregant. Also, what was up with so many references to Levi jeans? I thought I was reading a commericial for the jeans as many times as they were mentioned.
Feb 25, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: bad-book
II didn't care for this book enough to finish it. It wasn't nearly as good as her other books I have read.
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It just seemed pointless. Didn't really seem to be leading up to anything other than Lana and her daughters eventually learning how to go on with life without their husband/father. No resolution for Kathrine either....and Marlene eluded to problems in her life, but they were never brought to light. I just feel kind of blah about the whole thing.
Jessica Evans
Jan 13, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. It was frustrating at times - but I still cared enough to want to know how it ended
Trisha Pehrson
Jan 05, 2020 rated it liked it
this book was just ok. no climax just the story of a family. eh.
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great story about a family that experiences loss of a husband and father.
Aug 20, 2014 rated it did not like it
I really like Drusilla Campbell's stories. I think typically they are light easy reads. Not this one. I should have known when I found it at the Dollar Tree (but sometimes I really get great picks there!). To be honest, I don't even know how this book was published. The "climax" of this story happens on the second page. The rest of the story (in MY opinion) really went no where. I didn't feel like I was awaiting a resolution or expecting anything to happen. Okay, that might be a fib. I WAS ...more
Jul 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Lana Porter had a good life with her husband and two daughters. But one fateful night everything went topsy turvy. That was the night her husband died in an auto accident and their lives were shattered.

Now Lana is trying to keep the family together and be a good mother to her girls. New challenges arise daily and through all of them the bond between mother and daughters grows stronger. Lord knows there were many days that seemed like the bottom was falling out of everything.

Families aren't
Aug 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Campbell, Drusilla The Edge of the Sky--a slow and confusing beginning with characters that were not likable and/or stereotypical. However, as the plot develops I did begin to enjoy the book. the main characters of Lana porter and her daughters, Beth and Micki, did develop and grow. The stereotypical Sicilian brother was an awful prejudicial statement by the author which I found shallow and offensive.
Denise MacDonald
Jun 26, 2013 rated it liked it
This was an interesting read, with some very real characters. I liked how well the author portrayed the dynamics of all the different types of family relationships. It was slow going with not much of a climax. There was a lot of loose ends that didn't get tied up.
Apr 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
A mom with 2 teenage daughters-one biological, one adopted tryin to deal with the accidental death of her husband, teenage rebellion, her adopted daughter's bio-father, and her mom and sisters with their own issued. Good read.
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, sociology
Tedious and too emotional (when a prominent theme is avoidance of emotions). Also, dealing with two young female teenagers and an absent father - if I'm honest with myself, with a soon to be teen myself, I just didn't want to read about the challenges I my face.
Lisa Newman
Nov 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Druscilla is one of my favorite writers. I've been following her since her first book and she never lets me down. She's from San Diego my hometown so it makes it that much more special. I've yet to read a bad book of hers. I'm looking forward to her next one to add my my collection! She is amazing!
Marjorie Seward
Feb 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone
It's hard enough to raise a family, especially teens, with two parents but when one of the parents is taken away what happens to the rest of the family. I think the author did a good job in tell this story and getting the family back into perspective.
Sarah Strauss
Dec 31, 2011 rated it liked it
This book is enjoyable. There are a few parts of the book I could have done without. Overall, a good story about how grief can pull a family apart when no one is communicating how they feel about that situation.
Mar 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Good read, however, her books all seem to have the same theme going.
Michelle Pannell
Sep 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Started off very well but I got a little bored with it by the end. Worth reading.
Dec 02, 2014 rated it liked it
I liked it I just wish some of the side stories were more tied up.
Katie Free
Mar 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
Boring... I was so glad when it was over!
May 10, 2012 rated it it was ok
This book was just nothing special. The writing was not absolutely terrible, but it didn't stand out to me either.
Maureen Neylon
Oct 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Despite being pretty dramatic, I felt like the book was so honest and real, dealing with some very difficult topics. Didn't sugar coat things or make a unrealistic ending. I really liked it.
May 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
Very good book about life and death, raising teenagers as a single parent. Great for mothers of teens to read!
Oct 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2012
Fantastically written novel!
Marsha Paul
Jul 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Family...the relationships between mother and daughters...great book!
Aug 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
great book!!!

Really great read, enjoyed the writers style of writing and liked the story line! loved the honesty the mom had with the struggles of being a mom!
Apr 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
A story of a family dealing with the death of the father/husband. I feel the writer had a good idea of teenage girls. There was a little too much description of streets but all in all a fair book.
Teresa Gamble
Jun 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
I have really loved all of this author's books so far and this one is no exception. It had a really good plot and i enjoyed it alot.
Sep 25, 2009 rated it really liked it
Facinating interplay between mothers, daughters and sisters.
Chaya Abrams
I really enjoyed this book. The author's style is very open and honest and it was a stunning depiction of what happens in families due to grief and loss
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Drusilla Campbell lives in San Diego with her husband, the lawyer-poet-professor, Art Campbell, two rescued dogs and four horses. She was born in Melbourne, Australia and came to California when she was six years old. Before that she criss-crossed the United States by train and car with her brave and resourceful mother and mostly adorable baby brother. She had sailed the Pacific Ocean three times ...more

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