Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
A New Kind of Bliss Paperback – May 1, 2009
|New from||Used from|
"Rebound" by Kwame Alexander
Don't miss best-selling author Kwame Alexander's "Rebound," a new companion novel to his Newbery Award-winner, "The Crossover," illustrated with striking graphic novel panels. Learn more
Customers who bought this item also bought
Emily is on her way home to Euliss, New York, to see her dying father. Her brother and sister want her to move back and take care of their elderly mother since Emily is the only single sibling. But to Emily, Euliss is a place you move out of, not to. At her father’s funeral, however, she meets an old friend who sets her up with a very handsome and eligible widower. For an African American woman in her forties, Aaron is a dream come true—successful, intelligent, and attentive. With the incentive of a great catch waiting for her, Emily reluctantly packs up her life and moves in with her mother. But there’s Aaron’s three children and an antagonistic mother-in-law to contend with. And Aaron’s lack of pizzazz in the bedroom. Emily must decide what she wants—a truly wonderful man or a man she cannot live without. Griffin expertly explores the universal search for love and the difficulties that face women of a certain age. --Patty Engelmann
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Emily returned home just moments before her father passed away from a heart attack. Eager to return to Indianapolis after the funeral, Emily was forced by her brother and sister to remain at home to take care of their mom, who was 77- years old. To help her get adjusted to life in Eurliss, her friend from high school introduced her to Dr. Aaron Merrit, a recent widowed, very handsome, and rich doctor. Emily and Aaron were immediately attracted to each other. Aaron wined and dined Emily until she was convinced that he was the man of her dreams - that is until she bumped into Teddy Simms. Emily had a crush on Teddy in grade school and she was still attracted to him. One night, she decided to act on her attraction with Teddy and she immediately realized that Aaron was not the one for her. She had to decide whether she wanted to live with the man that could give her everything she ever wanted or the man that satisfied her in every way imaginable.
Griffin's story was a lot of fun to read. I found myself laughing-out-loud at the characters and the decisions that Emily made throughout the book. For this reviewer, the story did drag in some place but it was compensated with laughter.
I would recommend this book to any book club to read.
Priscilla C. Johnson
Emily runs into a guy from junior high that she use to have a huge crush on name Teddy. Teddy doesn't have Aaron's money, but he's the one that can fill the void that's missing in her relationship with Aaron. What will Emily decide? Will she continue to see Aaron and live in the lap of luxury or will she choose true love?
Bettye Griffin keeps your interest in A New Kind of Bliss from beginning to end. Griffin intrigues readers with the complications of Emily's life and the decisions she needs to make about her future. I thoroughly enjoyed this book because of the characters in the story. Each character had his or her story to tell and it was told in such great depth that it would peek your interest to find out what would happen next.
After her divorce, Emily thinks she will never find love again; that is until she meets Dr. Aaron Merritt. Rich, handsome, and a single parent, Aaron exposes Emily to fine things and summer homes, but there is something vitally missing in their relationship.
Emily runs into her junior high school crush, Teddy. Teddy is not rich like Aaron, but he gives her what she's missing with Aaron.
A NEW KIND OF BLISS by Bettye Griffin is a well-written story from beginning to end. It draws the reader into Emily's world of confusion. The characterization is very strong, and with each character, I experienced an emotional connection with each of their personalities.
Reviewed by Sharon Lewis
of The RAWSISTAZ(tm) Reviewers