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Title:
Celebration
Author:
Michaels, Fern.
Personal Author:
Edition:
[Large print edition].
Publication Information:
Thorndike, Me. : G.K. Hall, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
576 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780783886268

9780783886275
Format :
Book

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Summary

After years as an Army wife, Kristine Kelley is devastated after her husband takes off with their savings. Unable to handle finances, she turns to alcohol for comfort. But an old friend, Aaron Dunwoodie, helps her through the chaos. And just as her life is beginning to normalize, her husband returns claiming that he's dying. Celebration is a moving portrayal of a woman's struggle to find courage and independence and still satisfy her need for justice and love.


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These are the absolute best of our bestselling hardcover titles -- published in paperback eight to twelve months after our hardcover publication date. Lightweight and easy to handle, these quality editions are ideal for outreach and nursing home programs.After years as an Army wife, Kristine Kelley is devastated after her husband takes off with their savings. Unable to handle finances, she turns to alcohol for comfort. But an old friend, Aaron Dunwoodie, helps her through the chaos. And just as her life is beginning to normalize, her husband returns claiming that he's dying.Celebration is a moving portrayal of a woman's struggle to find courage and independence and still satisfy her need for justice and love.


Author Notes

Fern Michaels is the pseudonym for Mary Ruth Kuczkir. She was born on April 9, 1933, and grew up in Hasting, Pennsylvania.

Michaels is an American author of romance and thriller novels, including at least 90 bestselling books with more than 150 million copies in print. Her USA Today and New York Times bestselling books include Family Blessings, Pretty Woman, Crown Jewel, Take Down and About Face. She writes the Texas quartet, the Captive series, and The Sisterhood series.

(Bowker Author Biography) Fern Michaels has been writing novels for twenty-five years. She has written sixty-seven books, many of which have been "New York Times" bestsellers. She lives in South Carolina.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Fern Michaels is the pseudonym for Mary Ruth Kuczkir. She was born on April 9, 1933, and grew up in Hasting, Pennsylvania.

Michaels is an American author of romance and thriller novels, including at least 90 bestselling books with more than 150 million copies in print. Her USA Today and New York Times bestselling books include Family Blessings, Pretty Woman, Crown Jewel, Take Down and About Face. She writes the Texas quartet, the Captive series, and The Sisterhood series.

(Bowker Author Biography) Fern Michaels has been writing novels for twenty-five years. She has written sixty-seven books, many of which have been "New York Times" bestsellers. She lives in South Carolina.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 4

Booklist Review

The celebration fizzles flat in the first few pages of Michael's latest novel when Kristine Kelly finds out that her boyfriend is a jerk. She marries him anyway and spends the next 20 years following him around the globe as a military wife, providing the worship and adoration he seems to thrive on, even at the expense of their children's happiness. When her husband retires and disappears with their savings, Kristine's whole family structure disintegrates as her children express their disgust with her continuing faith in a man they've known for years as a self-centered womanizer. With the help of friends and, eventually, a new love interest, Kristine focuses on work and rebuilds her family's toy business but keeps her new love at arm's length. And guess what? Her husband returns. Michaels' many fans will clamor for her latest, a craving fueled by high-profile advertising, but this is not her best work. --Melanie Duncan


Library Journal Review

Abandoned by her husband of 20 years and alienated from her children, Kristine struggles to survive, regain her family, and find her own identity. She succeeds, even finding a new love, but almost loses all when her first husband suddenly reappears. Unfortunately, it is difficult to have much sympathy for her, since she is immediately willing to trust her business and money to the man who had already lied to her and stolen millions of dollars. A prolific author of romance and family sagas, Michaels (Vegas Heat, LJ 3/15/97) fails to develop her characters or give them plausible motivations for many of their actions. Her trite plotting attempts too many story lines at once, relying on often unbelievable coincidences to tie things together. Devoted fans can wait for the paperback edition.‘Barbara E. Kemp, SUNY at Albany Libs. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

The celebration fizzles flat in the first few pages of Michael's latest novel when Kristine Kelly finds out that her boyfriend is a jerk. She marries him anyway and spends the next 20 years following him around the globe as a military wife, providing the worship and adoration he seems to thrive on, even at the expense of their children's happiness. When her husband retires and disappears with their savings, Kristine's whole family structure disintegrates as her children express their disgust with her continuing faith in a man they've known for years as a self-centered womanizer. With the help of friends and, eventually, a new love interest, Kristine focuses on work and rebuilds her family's toy business but keeps her new love at arm's length. And guess what? Her husband returns. Michaels' many fans will clamor for her latest, a craving fueled by high-profile advertising, but this is not her best work. --Melanie Duncan


Library Journal Review

Abandoned by her husband of 20 years and alienated from her children, Kristine struggles to survive, regain her family, and find her own identity. She succeeds, even finding a new love, but almost loses all when her first husband suddenly reappears. Unfortunately, it is difficult to have much sympathy for her, since she is immediately willing to trust her business and money to the man who had already lied to her and stolen millions of dollars. A prolific author of romance and family sagas, Michaels (Vegas Heat, LJ 3/15/97) fails to develop her characters or give them plausible motivations for many of their actions. Her trite plotting attempts too many story lines at once, relying on often unbelievable coincidences to tie things together. Devoted fans can wait for the paperback edition.‘Barbara E. Kemp, SUNY at Albany Libs. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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