A powerful, poignant novel of love, redemption, and family secrets from the incomparable #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels…
On his thirty-fifth birthday, Jake St. Cloud inherits a fortune-and learns the whereabouts of his mysterious half-brother. On her deathbed, Selma St. Cloud revealed that Jake had a sibling, a product of his father's affair. At last, Jake is in a position to track down Alex Rosario and make amends for their father's past neglect.
At least, that's the plan. When their initial meeting goes badly, a distraught Jake crashes his car and is sentenced to community work-with Alex as his parole officer. Jake must spend a year helping Angelica Dancer and her daughter, Fancy, at the Dancer Foundation for neglected children. Fancy, scarred within and without by the accident that ended her ballet career, is even less happy with the arrangement than Jake. Yet as they're thrown together, Jake, Alex, Angelica, and Fancy make unexpected connections. And as he unravels the painful truths of his past, Jake realizes that his mother's greatest gift to him lies not in his inheritance, but in the future, and the family, he's slowly piecing together…
Praise for Fern Michaels and her novels
"Tirelessly inventive and entertaining."-Booklist on Up Close and Personal
"Fast-moving…entertaining…a roller-coaster ride of serendipitous fun."-Publishers Weekly on Mr. and Miss Anonymous
Today is the first day of the rest of your life is the cliche that opens the story of 35-year-old Jake St. Cloud, who is now tired of living the life with the money he inherited from his mother's estate. After a conference near New Orleans with his family's lawyers and meeting a brother he never knew he had, Jake causes a traffic accident. He admits his guilt and agrees to serve a one-year probation at a shelter for abused children. There Jake meets Fancy Dancer, a beautiful former ballerina who runs the shelter. Tension builds, but eventually Jake and Fancy blend their families into one happy group. Verdict Fans of Michaels will enjoy her first original ebook with its overabundance of plotlines involving Jake and Fancy and their extended families. Readers new to Michaels might be frustrated by the twisting tales.-Joyce Sparrow, Kenneth City, FL (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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1 . Poor Writing
Posted September 20, 2012 by Jules , AFThis was the first and last book I'll buy from this author. The story line was predictable and overly gooey, the characters were under-developed and you really never got to the meat of what made any of them tick.
September 05, 2012
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