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Emilie Richards

Autor/a de Wedding Ring

142+ obres 5,198 Membres 179 Ressenyes 5 preferits

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Author Emilie Richards was born in Bethesda, Maryland in 1948 and grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida. She received an undergraduate degree in American studies from Florida State University and a master's degree in family development from Virginia Tech. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked mostra'n més as a therapist in a mental health center, a parent services coordinator for families enrolled in Head Start, and for several pastoral counseling centers. Her first book, Brendan's Song, was published in 1985. Since then she has written over fifty books. She writes the Shenandoah Album series and the Ministry is Murder series. She has received numerous awards including the 1994 Romance Writers of America RITA Award for Dragonslayer and the Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times magazine. She currently lives with her husband in Northern Virginia. Her latest novel is entitled Fortunate Harbor, the second book in her Happiness Key series. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Emilie Richards

Wedding Ring (2004) 342 exemplars
Lover's Knot (2006) 256 exemplars
Endless Chain (Shenandoah Album) (2005) 236 exemplars
Happiness Key (2009) 216 exemplars
Iron Lace (1996) 212 exemplars
The Parting Glass (2003) 190 exemplars
Prospect Street (2002) 184 exemplars
Whiskey Island (2000) 180 exemplars
Touching Stars (Shenandoah Album) (2007) 176 exemplars
When We Were Sisters (2016) 171 exemplars
Fortunate Harbor (2010) 157 exemplars
Rising Tides (1997) 157 exemplars
Let There Be Suspects (2006) 141 exemplars
Fox River (2001) 136 exemplars
Beware False Profits (2007) 121 exemplars
Sunset Bridge (Happiness Key) (2011) 89 exemplars
A Family of Strangers (2019) 88 exemplars
A Lie for a Lie (2009) 82 exemplars
Beautiful Lies (1999) 64 exemplars
The House Guests (2021) 63 exemplars
The Swallow's Nest (2017) 61 exemplars
More Than Words: Stories of Courage (2008 Publication, 3-in-1) (2008) — Col·laborador — 59 exemplars
Duncan's Lady (1996) 46 exemplars
Iain Ross's Woman (1995) 37 exemplars
From Glowing Embers (1988) 37 exemplars
More Than Words: Volume 1 (2004 Publication, 5-in-1 Anthology) (2004) — Col·laborador — 35 exemplars
MacDougall's Darling (1996) 33 exemplars
The Trouble With Joe (1994) 32 exemplars
Somewhere Out There (2002) 30 exemplars
The Christmas Wedding Quilt [Anthology 3-in-1] (2013) — Col·laborador — 26 exemplars
Woman Without A Name (1996) 25 exemplars
Once More With Feeling (1996) 24 exemplars
Mail-Order Matty (1997) 23 exemplars
From a Distance (1992) 19 exemplars
Runaway (1990) 18 exemplars
Dragonslayer (1993) 18 exemplars
The Way Back Home (1990) 18 exemplars
Fugitive (1990) 16 exemplars
Lady of the Night (1986) 16 exemplars
A Mother's Gift (1998) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
Twice upon a Time (1997) 15 exemplars
One Moment Past Midnight (1999) 14 exemplars
Outlaws and Lovers (3-in-1) (1996) 14 exemplars
Season of Miracles (1986) 13 exemplars
Rainbow Fire (1989) 12 exemplars
Angel and the Saint (1985) 10 exemplars
All Those Years Ago (1991) 10 exemplars
Twilight Shadows (1991) 10 exemplars
Out of the Ashes (1992) 10 exemplars
One Perfect Rose (1992) 9 exemplars
Good Time Man (1986) 9 exemplars
Smoke Screen (1988) 8 exemplars
Desert Shadows (1991) 8 exemplars
A Classic Encounter (1988) 8 exemplars
Outback Nights (1987) — Autor — 7 exemplars
Home for Christmas [2007, Anthology] (2007) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Island Glory (1989) 5 exemplars
All The Right Reasons (1988) 5 exemplars
Something So Right (1986) 3 exemplars
Brendan's Song (1985) 3 exemplars
Sweet Mockingbird's Call (1986) 3 exemplars
Gefährliche Nächte (2005) 2 exemplars
Promesse d Irlande (2004) 2 exemplars
Sydämen maisema 2 exemplars
Sweet Georgia Girl (1985) 2 exemplars
Note d'Irlanda (2004) 2 exemplars
Home for Christmas [2009, Anthology] (2009) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Elämän tilkkupeitto (2006) 2 exemplars
The Surprise of a Lifetime (2019) 2 exemplars
Les Années dérobées (2005) 1 exemplars
LA SAGA DES SOEURS MALONE (2005) 1 exemplars
La Maison du lac 1 exemplars
Le voile du passé (2004) 1 exemplars
Laços de Ferro 1 exemplars
Bonheur fragile (Am.Auj.813) (2004) 1 exemplars
AU COEUR DU REVE (2004) 1 exemplars
Amori appesi a un filo (2005) 1 exemplars
The Butter Did It 1 exemplars
Vev av drømmer (2006) 1 exemplars
Lungo i l fiume 1 exemplars
Alle Vakre Farger 1 exemplars
Nobody's Child 1 exemplars
Lähtömalja 1 exemplars
A occhi aperti 1 exemplars
Das Glück am Ende der Welt (2013) 1 exemplars
Sisaren valinta 1 exemplars
Splendide bugie 1 exemplars
L'amant du deuxième monde (1999) 1 exemplars
Apparition 6sens 207 (2002) 1 exemplars
Un été en Virginie (2005) 1 exemplars
Traveling Class 1 exemplars
A Home for the Holidays (2018) 1 exemplars
Le temps d'un été 1 exemplars

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I really enjoyed the first half of this book. The story moved along at a decent pace, the characters were great, it was a delightful read. However, I only gave this book four stars because I felt the second half of the book was just way too long. I felt like it could have been about a third of the length it was and we still would have gotten all the pertinent information.

Our characters are all very strong-willed women. One of them doesn’t seem as strong-willed, but she finds her way and finds her backbone along the way. I enjoyed the interactions between the women and between the men in their lives for the most part. I’m not big on conflict, so of course those pieces weren’t so fun, but strong-willed women make some of the best characters in the world because they know what they want and they go for it with no punches pulled and no holds barred.

The setting descriptions were enough that I was able to imagine the places where the story took place and weren’t too overdone. I’m not always easy to please in this area, so it was nice to see these done well.

As I said above, the pace in the first half of the book was great. We moved along steadily and yet we weren’t moving along so fast that we missed important details. However, I really felt like the second half of the book dragged on and on. I felt that the second half could’ve been cut down to even a third of its original size and we still would have had enough details about the custody struggle.

The overall writing style is good. The prose flows well from section to section, chapter to chapter. I still recommend this book for those who like to read women’s fiction. Perhaps your view on the second half of the book will vary from mine!

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Valerie.Michigan | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | May 1, 2024 |
This story was okay, but it bugged me that Joshua was being so patronizing to Maggie, telling her she was a good person even if she was a prostitute, instead of believing in her enough to believe that she wasn't one in the first place.
amandabeaty | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jan 4, 2024 |
I received this book from NetGalley for an honest review.
My only complaint was I thought the book was a bit long and could have cut some of the scenes. But the story itself is so good, so heartfelt, and a story that needed to be told about foster care (both good and bad.) I liked the two "sisters" coming to terms with their past, and as with all great books, there were a few surprising twists toward the end.
JillHannah | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Nov 20, 2023 |
Wow, where to begin? This book is one of the best novels that I have in awhile! I'm an avid reader and average 2-3 books per week. "When We Were Sisters" follows the complicated lives of Cecilia and Robin who met in foster care, and were able to stay together as they moved through the foster care system. Now grown up with lives of their own, Cecilia is a world renowned singer/songwriter and Robin is married with children and a still photographer with talent that has yet to be pursued. Due to an accident that almost takes her life, Robin and Cecilia reconnect and so their story continues. Emilie Richards did an outstanding job of creating an intriguing plot, complicated and interesting characters and settings that keep the reader entranced. "When We Were Sisters" makes the reader realize that sometimes, blood is not necessarily thicker than water. I definitely recommend this read!… (més)
AndreaHelena | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Dec 4, 2022 |



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