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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 373 pages
  • Publisher: Simon&Schuster, Inc., Pocket Books (2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 073943649X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0739436493
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #727,293 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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96 of 98 people found the following review helpful By M. Nix on January 6, 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Let me start off by saying that this book was extremely well written BUT I hated the hero, Max. He left the heroine when she was pregnant with his child, got angry with her because she wouldn't have an abortion, angry with her when she wouldn't give her son up for adoption, fell in love with and married another woman, had a child with her and then after his wife died decided maybe the woman he'd dropped might look pretty good after all. He let everyone in their hometown call their son a bastard, never once in 18 years admitting to being his father(although since they both lived in another city he did have a relationship with his son and did pay child support) So, after all that he pretty much expected Kate, the heroine to be grateful that he decided it was "the right time" for them to be together. Personally, if I was Kate, I'd have jumped on Nicholas(the good looking boss)and told Max to hit the road.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By JM on February 25, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I couldn't stand Max and the way he wanted to be accepted amd forgiven after all of the disasters he caused. I don't like how the heroine just seemed to forget all the years that she had to scrape by, all the insults she'd endured, and not to mention raising a boy all alone. As a mother and wife, my reaction to all that was annoyance because I sure as well wouldn't have given him a second chance (if I was her) and I sure wouldn't have forced my son to pursue a relationship with his father if he was anything like Max. Thank God this is only a novel...one that was easily deleted from my Kindle.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Betty Cox on August 9, 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
MY BIG OLD TEXAS HEARTACHE
Geralyn Dawson
Pocket
August 2003
When Kate Harmon is summoned back to Cedar Dell, Texas, for a family emergency, she does not hesitate one second. Kate's father has been in a car accident and will need someone to help take care of him for about three months while his injuries heal. Kate's two older siblings, Tom and Sarah, are unable to be responsible for him; Tom because he can't leave his job in Houston for that long, and Sarah because she is expecting her first child and is having complications. Kate can run her accounting business out of her father's home, and run into Dallas if a client needs her.
Kate left Cedar Dell seventeen years ago after causing quite a scandal; she was pregnant and unwed. She and her father parted on bitter terms, and she is hoping that they can mend the rift that has caused her so much pain. Kate, her seventeen-year-old son, Ryan, and Adele, Kate's best friend and companion, make the temporary move to Cedar Dell.
Max Cooper has also returned to Cedar Dell with his five-year-old daughter, Shannon. Ryan knows that Max is his father, but the young man wants nothing to do with him. Kate is upset that Max is back in town because one look at him and Ryan together, and the good folks of Cedar Dell will know that they are father and son, a fact that Kate has kept secret from everyone.
This reviewer thoroughly enjoyed MY BIG OLD TEXAS HEARTACHE for several reasons, the prime one being that the book was extremely well written and moved smoothly and rapidly. Kate and Max share a history and a son; their "history" was only for one night, but they both love their son deeply. Geralyn Dawson does a magnificent job of weaving this story in a believable way that grabs your attention from the beginning.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By DAR5 on June 7, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
i almost didn't read this story because of some of the negative reviews. i myself was a single mom with a horrible ex and thought this was not for me but reading some of the more positive reviews i realized there was more to the story. i'm glad i took the chance. *warning* there are going to be some spoilers in this review and please bare with me because i'm not a good writer.

kate is a woman that has been through a lot in her life and is still going through it. she got pregnant right out of high school after a one night stand with max. not only does max freak and take off (he did pay child support) but her family practically abandoned her as well. against everyones wishes she decides to keep the baby and then moves away to dallas in order to protect her family from the scandal. well, eventually the town finds out and kate keeps away until her father gets into an accident. she has a very strained relationship with her father and brother. she does nothing but try and help her family and she gets treated harshly for her efforts. when kate moves back to cedar dell she discovers that max has moved back as well with his adorable daughter shannon. max had come back into ryan's (their son)life when he was 8 yrs old but a few yrs later ryan found out some info that made him turn on his father. max tries very hard to have a relationship with ryan (now 17)and ends up having a relationship with kate as well. over the years kate and max had married other people but through those marriages they had always been attracted to each other. well now they are both single and max realizes he doesn't like the thought of kate with someone else, especially a rich, handsome lawyer that's in town.

i left out a lot of details to the story but i think it's worth reading.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Shelbi Parrish on April 2, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I'd say this book is all about dealing with difficult family, an aging family member, and relationships. I generally wouldn't like this kind of book but I found I could relate in many ways and stuck through. There are a few annoying editing and grammatical errors as well that can be bothersome.
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