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Lily Drake must deal with her husband John's arrest for fraud and identity theft. ...more
Paperback, 1st, 256 pages
Published May 8th 2010 by Cedar Fort, Inc. (first published May 7th 2010)
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Cheri
Jun 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Heather's a genius. Seriously. And she writes the sweetest kissing scenes. :)

I read The Ball's in Her Court last December on my way from Alaska after visiting family. I'm sure it looked kind of funny to the other people on the plane to see me with my nose in a book and tears streaming down my face. Fortunately, Rebound only made me cry once. But I loved it just as much.

Lily's life really is perfect, until it all comes down around her ears. My heart broke for her as everything she thought she kn
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Brenda
Jul 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
Heather is a sublime storyteller! Rebound had me drawn in from the start. I was thrilled to revisit characters from The Ball's in Her Court and see how their lives were going. Lily is such a great character filled with hope and strength. I loved the way she and Curtis were there for each other. This story was about second chances, not giving up, and being brave enough to give your heart away. (and did I mention kisses that could melt you?) I loved the secondary characters story lines as well and ...more
Jill
Oct 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I’d rate it 3.5 stars. Easy, quick read.
Sheila
May 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Tristi
Jul 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lds-fiction
Lily Drake is the mother of a toddler, is pregnant with her second child, and lives in a beautiful home with her successful husband. She's never had to worry about finances, and can pretty much buy whatever she wants. She's not a big spender, but if the yen were to hit, she knows the money is there. With financial security and a darling family, she has everything.

But then one day, nearly everything is stripped away.

One afternoon as Lily returns home, she pulls up in her driveway to find her prop
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Kathryn
Sep 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Heather
May 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for review and blog tour after meeting the author at Authorpalooza at Barnes and Noble. Hands down, Rebound is one of the best books I have read in along time. Heather Justesen creates a mix of harsh reality with slow paced romance that will entrance you.

Lily, the main character, is pulled from her life as a stay at home mom with one young child and one on the way by the poor choices of her husband. Everything changes overnight as dreams turn into disappointment. She has no
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Laurie
Apr 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: already-read
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Andrea
Jun 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
This book made me want to interview, complete a background check, and insist upon a ten year courtship before any of my girls can get married. Or even go on their first dates. I won't actually follow through on that, but I did truly want to give it try after reading Rebound. I have not read the prequel to this novel, so I was at times confused on the backstory, but this a basically a story about losing everything to a calloused, overly ambitious man whom the main character happened to be married ...more
RaShelle Workman
Jun 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
First off, this isn't the type of book I would normally pick up and read. I'm usually drawn to fantasy or dystopia, certainly not a fictional romance with religious themes. There are just too many other choices out there. =D Secondly, I was nervous about doing a book review. Eeek, what if it was awful? Needless to say, I was worried. I didn't have any reason to be. From the beginning I was engaged. The characters were easy to connect with. I found myself laughing, enraged, happy, mystified and e ...more
Melissa
Aug 09, 2010 rated it liked it
This book was very slow and at times confusing. The promise of a really good story fell a little short. The chracters were well developed and I like how the story was told from different people although there was a few random inserts from characters that didn't really matter. It was a sweet story about starting over but it isn't a must read.

***UPDATE***
So I just found out that there is a book before this one that probably explains all the relationships a whole lot better. "The Balls In her cour
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Laura
Feb 16, 2013 rated it liked it
I like the two central characters in this tale. Lilly and Curtis are both people you can have some empathy with. I also liked the relationship between Lilly and her sister Shelley. That was a nice addition to the story line.

This LDS romance novel had some serious themes woven into it that you don't normally run across in this genre. Not sure how I feel about the focus on Curtis's biological family. I think Lilly's issues from her husband's betrayal would have been enough to keep this story aflo
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Rachelle
Oct 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Heather is an amazing writer. She pulled together a tight plot line in this novel that kept the pages turning and for me, that’s hard to find with a lot of romances. I liked the character development that we see throughout and all that Lily has to overcome. I recommend that you read The Ball’s in Her Court first so that you can be that much more involved in the background characters of Rebound. Great job Heather!
Kristyn
Feb 26, 2013 rated it liked it
A decent story even if you know what's going to happen the whole time. The ending was disappointing-where was the epilogue? Made Lily's sister seem like a jerk too. Well, most of the supporting characters in this were jerks.

Read it if you've read the first one and want to find out more about those characters.

All three books I've read by this author are stressful. I don't read for stress, I read to escape it, so I won't be reading any more of her work.
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Susan
Feb 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Talk about getting hit between the eyes at the very start of the story. Lily "taking the bull by the horns" made me really like her, and root for her as she puts her life back together. Characters in the book make the best friends and support system. It doesn't hurt that Curtis is tall dark and handsome--and falls completely in love with our beautiful divorcee. I think we recognize the "happy ending" from the beginning, but like any great story, it won't be easy to get there. ...more
Nadine
Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The perfect book to just sitback, read, and enjoy. The characters all seemed very real and easy to identify with.
Lily is totally stunned and blown away when her husband is arrested for fraud. How could she have been so deceived? Enter Curtis, and it doesn't take long for her to realize all that she had been missing in her marriage--but should she allow herself to nuture this relationship?

Although there were no surprises in the book, it was fun to read.
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Melanie
Jul 01, 2010 rated it liked it
2 1/2 stars. Decent read, although I feel like I'm not a huge fan of LDS fiction. I didn't read the prequel to this book, so maybe that's why I was confused a couple of times. The beginning pulled me in quickly, but it turned into a slow-moving love story, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. A story about learning to live and love again. ...more
Catherine
Sep 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book, but I felt so bad for the main character throughout it. She really struggles, but always seems to land on her feet. I just wanted to smack her in-laws, though! If you read it, you'll see what I mean. This was a book that I kept wanting to read to find out what would happen next. ...more
Janice
Sep 28, 2010 rated it liked it
I needed something easy and romantic and this fit the bill. There were character connections that made it a little confusing but then I discovered she has written a previous book that I probably should have read before this one that would have explained things better. She left enough open endings, I am assuming she will be writing more around these characters. I would read more from her.
Kathy
May 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010
Like most LDS fiction this book is completely predictable. From the summary it was easy to guess how the story would go - but I still enjoyed it. Heather is a promising new author who writes a great story.

http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot....
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Susan
Aug 06, 2010 rated it liked it
Roommate to heroine in The Ball's in her Court. Lily's husband is arrested by the FBI and he files for divorce because she is "boring". She is left with a toddler and one on the way. Like the first book, it has a side story about adoption. Enjoyed it but predictable and simplistic. ...more
Tiffany Hatch
Feb 02, 2012 rated it liked it
This was a good, easy-read, which I enjoyed. Because I hadn't read the first one, I think I missed out on some of the character development, but it kept me turning pages, which is great. If I could, I would really give this a 3 1/2 star. ...more
Michelle
Sep 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: lds
this deserves 3 1/2 stars, I think. It was well written, although somewhat obvious about where it was headed. The characters were believable and interesting, but I sometimes got lost in the step-siblings, and birth vs. adopted family, and how they inter-connected.
Patricia
Nov 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Why doesn't something say this is book 2 (the first book being The Ball's in Her Court)? This was not quite so overwhelming for me as book 1. Nice story. Liked the characters. I worries that I would max out reading these back-to-back but had no problem. ...more
Nichole Giles
Jun 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Excellent read! Both heart warming and heart wrenching at the same time. Justesen is a master storyteller.
Breanna
Jun 25, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lds-fiction
This book was well written, but I have to say it stressed me out a bit. The character was going through so much and I'm already so stressed that I didn't enjoy this book as much. ...more
Karen
Jul 27, 2011 rated it liked it
I had a hard time getting into the book at the beginning. I wasn't sure I liked the writing style but I grew used to it and ended up liking the book and story. ...more
Gayle
Feb 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
3.5 stars. Pretty predictable LDS fiction, but a fun story nonetheless. I liked revisiting several characters from the first book.
Michelle
Feb 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
Two and a half stars. Thought the plot elements were a bit unrealistic.
Sheila
Jun 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
This was a good book. Another author to watch for.
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