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Morning Paperback – December 1, 1989


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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Avon Books (Mm) (December 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380706830
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380706839
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #687,122 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

The one flaw in the marriage of blond, voluptuous Sara Kendall and her blond, virile husband Steve, the one ill wind ruffling the calm of their home on Nantucket, is Sara's inability to conceive a child. Thayer's plodding narrative focuses on Sara's ritual temperature-taking and calendar-watching and her monthly disappointments. Her frustrationsjealousy of all child-bearing women and especially of Mary, Steve's bitchily fertile former girlfriendboil up into accusations against her hapless husband. Then Sara finds a fascinating story about a Kansas farm girl turned international temptress interpolated among the otherwise uninteresting pages of a novel she is editing, recognizes its enormous literary merit and autobiographical verisimilitude, forces her way into the writer's reclusive presence and sees the rewritten novel through to its prize-winning publication. Two further happy events ensue, which will not surprise readers of Thayer's (Stepping) romances. Here, the prose verges on the insipid and the characters resemble Barbie dolls.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal

Sara, free-lance editor for a Boston publisher, is a bright young woman, but obsessed with her inability to conceive a child. Fanny Anderson, prolific writer of potboiler romances is also obsessed. Having passed age 50, she so fears aging that she has shut herself up in her Victorian home with her typewriter. Sara's frustrations are somewhat allayed when she finds a few pages of a really good Fanny novel mixed in with the passionate pap. She determines to meet her to help her give birth to a truly distinguished book. Bonded in friendship, both women are able to deal with the crippling effects of their obsessions. Filled with graphic details of intimate feminine problems, this is recommended primarily for women. Marion Hanscom, SUNY at Binghamton Lib.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jbarr5 (julie Barrett) on June 24, 2014
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Morning by Nancy Thayer
Editor living on the island and husband is a carpenter. She edits a romance and finds another book within the one she's editing.
She hopes to conceive but they are having problems.
Lots of jealousy as his old girlfriend is on the island and has had many kids. She tries a lot of different methods to conceive but nothing works. Very detailed descriptions of the exams and what she goes through.
Like hearing of the lifestyle on the island itself. So diversified. Many scenes with others and their sexual problems. Very emotional.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).
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By Fredda Briscoe Morgan on August 21, 2014
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This writer is an exceptional read. She tells a story that touches your life in each book she writes while it gives you hope for the future. This is not a formula writer just a master story teller. If you have ever wanted a child, you must read this book. Okie Reading Specialist
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I love reading Nancy Thayer's books. This one though was not one of my favorites. I found myself skipping a lot of it although I did read the whole thing to see how it would end.
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By BD on August 1, 2014
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A truly inspirational tale of two people in love and trying to bring their lives together. A heartwarming and tender story!
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By HB on July 26, 2014
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Not nearly as good as her other books. The main character sounds like she's whining most of the time.
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