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Product Details

  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Harlequin Romance Audio (October 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1567400418
  • ISBN-13: 978-1567400410
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,022,551 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sara doesn't realize that her Uncle Lowell is playing matchmaker for her until she arrives at his cabin in Washington for an unexpected visit and discovers that he's missing. A neighbor informs Sara that Lowell has "gone hunting," which Sara knows is a lie since her uncle avoids any kind of blood sport. When Sara turns to Adrian Saville, the man her uncle told Sara to contact if he ever disappears, Sara finds Adrian remarkably sanguine about the whole matter. Adrian then really shocks Sara by informing her that Lowell intends on "giving" Sara to him as a reward for finishing his first novel. Well, if Adrian thinks she is some literary prize for the taking, Sara has a completely different ending in mind for this new author. Originally published in 1985, The Waiting Game is graced with a cast of delightfully entertaining characters and Krentz's deliciously tart sense of humor. -- Booklist, Septmeber 15, 2011 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Jayne Ann Krentz is the author of fifty New York Times bestsellers. She has written contemporary romantic suspense novels under that name, as well as futuristic and historical romance novels under the pseudonyms Jayne Castle and Amanda Quick, respectively. She lives in Seattle.

More About the Author

The author of over 50 New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 35 million copies of her books in print.

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 17, 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This one was made into an original Harlequin movie on The Movie Channel!
Sara Fraser goes for visit to her uncle Lowell Kincaid. However, he seems to be missing. Knowing his secretive background she begins to worry. Her uncle once told her that if anything ever happened to him she was to go to Adrian Saville.
Adrian just sold his first thriller novel. It is all about gold and documents hidden during the Vietnam War and the agent sent to fetch them at all costs. Lowell had given him the idea during one of his wild stories. He knows Lowell well and is not concerned when Sara shows up telling him that Lowell is missing. Even after they visit Lowell's cabin and find it tore apart, Adrian is not too concerned. Uncle Lowell had left a message on his answering machine for them to find and instructed Adrian to look after Sara. She has a vivid imagination.
Sara deals with it all well until she finds out Uncle Lowell "gave" her to Adrian as a "present" for finishing his novel! Then she finds the sketch of a wolf and knows that Lowell is REALLY in deep trouble. Seems that the renegade agent, code-named "Wolf" was in the area. Lowell had told her a few things about this agent. A real loose cannon! The fact is hit home when someone begins trying to kidnap Sara.
***All this is just the beginning. It sets you up for a roller coaster ride of secrets and outrageous surprises! Many twists that only the most observant readers will figure out before they are revealed. I can see why it was made into a movie for television!***
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Bluesheltie on September 2, 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I believe this title was originally published as a part of the Temptation line.
I've been reading Jayne Ann Krentz since she published as Jayne Castle for Candlelight Romances many years ago. She then moved over to Silhouette books and published there as Stephanie James (Desire, Special Edition) and Jayne Ann Krentz (Intimate Moments). Obviously I like how and what she writes. Jayne is has become a very popular and well developed author and her titles are snapped up as soon as they hit the bookstores. Therefore, greedy publishers wanting to get more dollars from avid readers, REISSUE early titles. It doesn't matter that the older works were not as sophisticated as new writings(some are extremely formuladic, some are very good and memorable), all the publishers care about are the dollars.
Through sad experience I've learned to ALWAYS check the copyright date before buying books by popular authors such as Krentz, Roberts, Coulter, Johanson, Spencer, etc. I feel that it is a scam by the publishers on the reading public to not state somewhere on the cover that the book was previously published. And, some publishers looking for greater dollars are reissuing works originally marketed as paperbacks in hardcover, where they can get many dollars more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jaylee C on November 1, 2012
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I have been, and still am, a fan of Jayne Ann Krentz; however, I really feel like JAK dropped the ball on this one. It started off with the promise of a good plot and an interesting story line, with intrigue, drama romance and mystery, but the book itself did not (to me) live up to Jayne Ann Krentz' actual potential. It all seemed flat throughout the entire book. The characters went through every thing like two paperdolls just going through the motions without any real feeling. There was no build up in the drama, and no mystery, and the conclusion was obvious, trite and went on longer than it needed.

Everyone sometimes has an off-day, and I think this book was Jayne's.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Thibodeau on January 5, 2000
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I found this book full of humor and quite different from JAK's others. The twists kept me wondering what to expect and I enjoyed them immensly. This is a book to read carefully and at least twice. Trust me I don't say this about any novel!
Please read my other reviews and tell me if they helped you.
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By A Customer on October 8, 1998
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Some of you need to check the books that you have. This is a typical Krentz book. Certinaly not boring. Can you imagine being given to someone? I read everything I can get my hands on by Krentz, I really like her books as Amanda Quick. With her plots you feel like there is a point, a mystery to solve, with a good romance thrown in. I seriously suggest these reviewers check the books they have.
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By JAE on October 12, 2011
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Jayne Krentz wrote this early in her career as a writer. It's not as polished as her later efforts, and her characters aren't as well-developed.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By M.Kowall (makowall@aol.com) on November 16, 1999
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I thought this book was great! Plain and simple. I was "on the edge of my seat" while reading it. I thought it was very suspensful and well written. One of her best ones. I just wish I could see the movie but I can't seem to find it on VHS anywhere.. <so if anyone knows where I canfind that just email me :) >
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 18, 2000
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The characters in this book were intriguing. The plot to this book was more detail and more interesting than the T.V. movie. I thought movie was boring because the movie did not coincide or truly portray Ms. Krentz's main characters or the book itself. So, therefore,for those who have miss the T.V. version of this book, dont't worry about. Stick with the book.
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