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Happy Endings Hardcover – November 1, 1991


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 566 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (November 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671649418
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671649418
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.7 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,222,098 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Quinn's insightful and dramatic follow-up to Regrets Only is an addictive Washington, D.C.-based soap opera with bestseller potential. Sadie Grey, the vulnerable and manipulative widow of U.S. President Rosey Grey, tells handsome journalist Desmond Shaw--with whom she spent many a stolen White House moment--that he, not Rosey, fathered her young son. Des, however, plans to marry old love Allison Sterling, a competitive newswoman just appointed to a prominent post at a heretofore male-dominated daily paper. While the sticky paternity matter remains unresolved, Allison masterfully quashes chauvinism in the workplace and learns she is pregnant; Sadie teaches lovable-but-tacky new First Lady Blanche Osgood the dos and don'ts of politicking and falls for an AIDS researcher/physician whose Jewish faith and wife prove to be stumbling blocks. Quinn dexterously pens passionate interludes, verbal sparring matches and behind-the-scenes glimpses of the White House and the newsroom, although the abundant crises and lovelorn soliloquies here may prove too maudlin for more discriminating tastes. Literary Guild main selection.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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This novel about the foibles of the rich and famous is set in Washington, D.C., and takes on the White House, a powerful national newspaper, the subject of AIDS, and Judaism, to name but a few of its elaborate backdrops. Sadie Gray is the beautiful widow of the recently assassinated U.S. president; Allison Sterling, a formidable news reporter, is the new national affairs editor for the Washington Daily . These women are adversarially linked through their love of the same man, Desmond Shaw, another powerful media type. The story wends its way through Washington and beyond, finding another love interest in the form of the handsome but inaccessible Dr. Michael Lanzer, head of the National Cancer Institute, who has discovered a new AIDS treatment drug. The novel is rife with intrigue and romance; what the characters lack in dimension, they more than make up for in angst. The tortuous plot sags occasionally in this long-winded tale but still supplies plenty of superficial entertainment for the persevering reader. Recommended for public libraries. Literary Guild main selection; previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 7/91.
- Margaret Jourdain, Sonoma State Univ., Rohnert Park, Cal.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 26, 2001
A enjoyable read, with deft plot manipulations and moments of genuine heartbreak!
Former First Lady Sadie Grey has been devastated by tragedy. Allison Sterling is dynamic, sexy, and famous, a successful reporter who now finds herself yearning for motherhood. When these two extraordinary women cross paths, they must cope with the pain of unexpected change and the challenges of love.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 7, 1997
Format: Hardcover
Reading "Happy Endings" is almost as good as taking a trip to D.C.. Ms. Quinn's descriptions of The Smithsonian, Georgetown, Nora's restaurant, and the Sequoia ring with the truth of authenticity. I can hardly wait for the release of her newest book.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wren on September 20, 2012
Format: Paperback
I usually enjoy reading romance novels, but this was a terrible disappointment. The characters are shallow and lack morality. How many affairs can someone have? The mention of God and Catholicism in such a depraved book is sacrilegious. If I would have known "Regrets Only" was the prelude to this novel, I never would have attempted to read it. I forced myself to read it halfway through and then threw it down in anger because the characters are so pathetic and narcissistic. Do not waste your time or money.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 12, 1999
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Did Sally Quinn or one of her sycophants write the first reader review? Let's face it--this dame can't write fiction worth a dirty nickle. Save your money and read Danielle Steel, or come to the Nation's Capital and draw your own conclusions.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 30, 2003
Format: Paperback
rating should actually be big fat zero.
Cliche ridden self-referenced, self-important puffery by an entitled, flippant, spoiled brat. Certainly not worth the trees sacrificed, much less any reader's time.
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