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The Secret Dreams of Sarah-Jane Quinn: A Harper & Lyttle novel Paperback – August 18, 2012
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More About the Author
Sharon lives on the dry side of the Pacific Northwest with her husband (who must really be fond of her as he hasn't left her yet despite her ninja failings); her three kids and two grandchildren (none of whom possess ninja qualities either); and four cats. Yes, you guessed it -ninja cats!
Top Customer Reviews
One of my bad habits is to read the end of the book after I've read the first few chapters. I don't like surprises and I wanted to find out who she ended up with. I also like to see how the main character ends up with who she does. Well, even though I knew who she ended up with, the end of the book still surprised me. I was literally in tears at the twist at the end, one I did not see coming.
This is not your ordinary run of the mill romance, it's so much better.
The telling of Sarah and Gus' story manifests love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness and the humor that comes with the security of knowing one is as worthy as another of acceptance and love. These are the ingredients that gives us strength and courage to accept and stand up for who we are. This is an endearing story that test all the emotions and I highly recommend it. After all, the greater pleasures are rooted in the heart.
The book is riddled with sophmoric pranks (I'm not judging here, I think they're hilarious and am known to have partaken in a prank or two!) and the after hours outings between the workers are fun, realistic and it's easy to relate. What's not easy to relate to is how the underlings in the cube farm are asked to participate in the selection process of a new boss. I've never experienced or heard of such a thing. There are quite a few things like this in the book that take away from an otherwise good read. Oh and one more thing, the main character is a blogger and the book is punctuated with her blog posts which are boring at best and totally disrupt the momentum of the story line. I just flipped past them.
Overall it's an okay book but not one that should be at the top of your summer reading list.
In the midst of the book the thought occurred that Ms. Gerlach is the love child of Carl Hiaasen and Janet Evanovich. Her prose was so free-flowing that the characters and plot seemed to be swinging on monkey bars. It takes talent to create a captivating piece set in a cube farm of Any Office USA. At least the others used exotic locales like Florida and Trenton.
Bravo Sharon Gerlach!
Dear Readers, I'll bet ya a dime that you won't be disappointed if you discover The Secret Dreams of Sarah-Jean Quinn.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I could not put this book down! Loved the story and the characters. It even had unexpected twists! It was also relative in many ways. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Koke
This story kept my interest all the way through. Some very interesting twists and turns with a surprise ending that made me smile. I plan on reading more books from this author!Published 4 months ago by M. Koehne
The story is original enough to keep you unaware of what happens next, the characters realistic enough to want to laugh and cry with them. Read morePublished 6 months ago by H. Richitt
I can't say it enough...I LOVE this book! The characters are wonderful. The storyline is excellent. What's not to love? Read morePublished 11 months ago by Lori E. Jones
Great story line.
Would recommend to everyone that likes mysteries and also romantic stories. Even a bit of computer education thrown in.
I loved the unusual way she describes people, places and events. I enjoyed the way she tells the story as if she is talking directly to the reader. Excellent book.Published 14 months ago by William Venhuizen